Dec 15, 2010
With gluten-free social networking, it is easiest to start with what you know. For example, if you are on Facebook and using it to connect with former classmates, it will be easy for you to like some gluten-free Facebook pages and add gluten-free friends. If you are already using LinkedIn for professional reasons, you can join gluten-free groups there.
My recommendation is to join at least one national/international celiac forum, a local celiac support group, and Twitter. If you are only joining one forum, I suggest the Celiac Listserv. I belong to the DC Celiac Yahoo group, which is a fantastic local resource that even has an extensive restaurant database.
These articles from my Gluten-Free Social Media Tips blog provide information on social networking as well as many links to help you get started.
10 Reasons to Tweet Gluten-Free
Gluten-Free Tweeting 101: Follow These Easy Steps
Top 10 Gluten-Free Facebook Fan Pages
Discover LinkedIn Groups
Ning Makes Gluten-Free Social Networking Easy
Popular Gluten-Free Forums
Unless you are a blogger, gluten-free professional, or social media specialist, don’t go overboard joining everything here. Each one requires time and effort to get the most out of it. No matter how many Facebook pages I like and create, I still find myself on Twitter daily, spending less time on Facebook. If you have a question or need assistance, post a comment below or tweet me @MarylandCeliac.