WW2Talk Members' Facebook pages - WW2 related

Discussion in 'General' started by popeye1975, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. popeye1975

    popeye1975 Junior Member

    ...for those of you that inhabit the strange, narcissistic kingdom known as Facebook, I have created a group entitled 'Forgotten Naval Signalmen of WW2'. It pretty much does what it says on the tin...a place where descendants of RN signalmen (or for that matter, other ratings) can get together and share their experiences and photos, and put forward ideas to hopefully give exposure to what is an increasingly obvious problem.

    Thanks all
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Popeye, I've made this a sticky thread and changed the title. Hope that's ok. There are other threads for Websites, Twitter Accounts and Blogs, but until now nothing specific for Facebook WW2 related pages created by members here. I know there are more, so hoping others will add their links here.

    Here's the forum's
    WW2 Talk | Facebook
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  4. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

  5. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    I have just started one but not ready to go too public with it yet.Not sure FB is really the place for more serious researchers, but it might be a way of drawing in an audience that might find this website too scary!
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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'd actually disagree. I started my page around 14 months ago and have nearly 4,000 followers now from all over the world. More importantly some of the pictures I have posted I have gained additional information on them from followers, especially locations of where they were taken from people who live locally. Best of all though I now have some followers that share 1940 pictures with me to post on my page that are from their personal collections that otherwise wouldn't get seen.

    In 14 months I have only banned two people that I nipped in the bud straight away. One was posting derogatory remarks on all of the German pictures and the other was some kind of a political idiot.

    It's taken a lot of my time to get it where it is today but I love it :)
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017
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  7. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Only one political idiot .... ? ;-)
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Surprisingly yes...I've not even had to pin any rules or anything to the page.
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    My problem with Friendface (and Twatter) for serious stuff is that once something is posted, it then inexorably falls of the face of the earth. Rarely to be seen again. (Not a problem for a rant among friends - they're designed to let conversation slip away, but an issue in long-term sharing of useful records/research/photographs.)
    Their internal search system is almost non-existent for posts, and despite Google having the ability to peer in somewhat, the mass is so large it can't really cope.

    I wonder sometimes at in-depth forums' survival among lighter soshul meeja, but think they may retain an 'archival' place, and can sometimes manage to be more than a link feed or source of fleeting interest.
    Whether people retain the online attention span to update that archive... We'll doubtless see.
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  10. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    Drew and Von Poop, Thats very interesting and useful comments.I have found more Shiny Ninth contacts through searching on FB and already exchanging photos etc.Very useful for that.
  11. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    Well, I succumbed to the lure of Facebook in the end and started a page -9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. So far I am finding it a good method of interacting with people and sharing photos. Of course it has its limitations but it does seem friendlier than many websites. If it means someone can post photos etc, and share around then it has to be a good thing. Longer term, who knows?
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  12. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

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  13. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    As I may have mentioned before (o.k. as I have already mentioned a dozen times :D) I am working on an illustrated autobiography of a member of 8th Rifle Brigade, who fought in North-West Europe from June 13th 1944 to May 8th 1945. The book will contain many many relevant photos and wartime maps.

    I am thinking of starting a Facebook page related to this. Not only to promote the book but even more important to gather any additional information or photos related to the story and the battalion (and maybe also 11th Armoured Division). Apart from that I would love if family or even remaining veterans would respond or add their stories to such a page.

    Does anyone know if the above is allowed on Facebook (given the fact that it also promotes a "commercial" book) and/or can anyone point me to comparable examples? I only joined Facebook today so I still need to do some looking around on there!
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  14. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    BRB, Well, my 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Page does mention a book I have had printed concerning the same unit.But it is not the main point of the page.I started it to enable families of men who served etc to share knowledge and information and also post photos of these loved ones to remember them. Having said that, suggest you resesrch Facebook by typing your questions about it into a sesrch engine. For example do you know the difference between a Group and a Page on FB? Which would suit you best?
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  15. reddevon

    reddevon Member

    My self and a couple of friends started our page a couple of years ago now and as mentioned it takes a lot of time but it is well worth it.
    The Devonshire Regiment WW2 LHA go on have a look.
  16. nickgrace1

    nickgrace1 Member

    I have a page I post on as often as I can. It is on the Eastern Front. Not many views, but not so many updates either. If anyone is interested have a look. It is mainly picture and based on items from the war.
    The Eastern Front Experiance

    JERICHO Junior Member

    Hello everyone,

    I present you my page, dedicated to the men of the Commonwealth and to the battles in the valleys of Somme and Bresle during the WW2.

    Somme and Bresle Battle

    Best regards

  18. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Have two Facebook pages, one for psychological warfare and propaganda https://www.facebook.com/psywarorg

    And the ARCRE Facebook page for National Archives document copying and archives info https://www.facebook.com/arcreuk

    Both support the main websites with additional ad hoc content and news.

    Although I tend to be much more active on Twitter.
  19. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    My Sister once got slated on Friendface or twatter has Adam has put it! Some weird folk out there.

    For what its worth, how about these new members becoming a patron? It really does not cost much. Information given is not always cheap to obtain. I agree with what Adam has said in his post #9. When Google has spent about a few thousand pound that one has done,then they may have the right to come back here & stop using material that people have paid a bomb for! I do hope they take up the challenge.. Don't hold your breath.

    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  20. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    What’s the name of the Page please? Sounds very interesting. B

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