Thoughts on: AFL Facebook Pages

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So, someone in their household has a football fanatic, right? Mine is my brother, Charles. Like any other footy fan he likes to say up to date with what’s going on with his footy team, Port Adelaide Power. Initially, he would go to the Official AFL website or the Port Adelaide FC website to read the latest news and see who’s on the injury list but now he just logs on to his Facebook and reads all the recent Port Power news through his Newsfeed.

Become a fan of the Port Adelaide Football Club on Facebook. Get all the latest news as it happens, find out what the players are up to and interact with other fans.

–          portadelaidefc.com.au

It’s great to see that every AFL team is now so immersed in a social network and embracing social media; it helps communicate with their fans with immediacy while creating a community where fans can give their support! However, being a part of an online community is just one aspect of a social network, it’s the content of media that the Page produces that draws the fans in and breathes life into the community and network. Therefore, in order to keep the footy enthusiast happy they must ensure that these Pages are up to date; it’s a long term relationship. At this point of time, fans like Charles seem content, the news coming through to him are amongst all his news from his friends, creating this sort of “one stop shop” for his daily news.  “Handy,” he calls it.

References:

Charles Bagundol interview conducted by Leila Bagundol

Image from Port Adelaide Football Club Facebook Page

Quote from Port Adelaide Football Club website

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