It looks like midwifery is starting to see the benefits of social networking.
I am fascinated to watch a campaign unfold on Facebook called 'Celebrate New Zealand Midwifery'. It's a campaign started by David Small in response to a media campaign being led in Christchurch against midwifery.
Clearly it is gaining momentum and has over 200 members in just a week. And, it has been endorsed by the New Zealand College of Midwives, our professional body.
Up until recently I have been skeptical about the value of Facebook in terms other than entertainment, so it will be very interesting to see how this new development unfolds. I think I have moved from practically ignoring Facebook to starting to see its benefits and potential in midwifery education and practice.
How do you use Facebook? What do you think are its benefits in your life, work and practice?