HighCast 022 – Martina Drysdale + Ben Ling

This morning, local social media aficionados Martina and Ben visited the Highland FM studios to join me on HighCast.

Martina and Ben moderate Just Ask – The Southern Highlands & Surroundings page on Facebook.

I discovered Martina started the page in 2015 out of necessity and it has now grown to almost 17,000 members, quite phenomenal really considering it reaches about 30 per cent of highlands population.

Martina and Ben are both down to earth, they are real people, with real feelings who are doing their best to provide a service to our community. We talked about the challenges of moderating the page, the great parts and the not so great parts and the phenomenon of social media in our society.

It was really interesting conversation with two people who encountering the challenges of modern communication at the coal face who are doing it with dignity and passion.

Thanks for joining me today, I had a blast!

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