Since launching Getting Down Under in January 2006, our site has evolved from my own personal Blog, tracking the move of my own family down under to more of an online Australian Immigration Magazine providing the latest Australian immigration news, reviews and of course, the odd joke!
Since these early days the internet has continued to develop so today I thought I’d officially launch a couple more channels to keep in touch with our site and with other folk around the world looking to make the move Down under.
If you haven’t heard of Facebook then where have you been! Facebook is a free-access social networking website. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and hobby to connect and interact with other people. We’ve created our own page on facebook for folks looking to make the move down under.
To view our Facebook page then please Click Here. Please remember to like us to help share the love :)
The second group we’ve launched is with Twitter. Like Facebook, Twitter is a free social networking and ‘micro-blogging’ service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers).
As well as my own random dribbles, any news updates posted via Getting Down Under will also be tweeted to Twitter. If your already a user of the twitter service and would like to receive details of any related Aussie news then become one of our followers on Twitter.
You can access our Twitter account by Clicking Here.
The final ‘Social Network’ that we’ve linked into for now is, not surprisingly, Linkedin.
You can consider Linkedin a professional networking site with a heavy bias towards people looking to network and connect with others who operate within similar industries. When yor making a new move to a new country then ‘who you know’ could be key so if your an exsisting Linkedin member we look forward to welcoming you to our group.
To view and join our linkedin group, click here
As well as our new services available on Facebook and Twitter, I’d also like to use this as an opportunity to remind folks that all of the latest posts and news appearing on Getting Down Under can also be sent to you on email via the Getting Down Under newsletter. To join the other (at time of typing) 1158 people who already subscribe to our newsletter then please Click Here.
Privavcy stuff : For info, we use the services of a company called Feedburner to provide our newsletters. Feedburner is a company owned by the search engine dudes at Google so be rest assured your details will be held in a secure environment. We also promise to keep your email safe and will use it for only this purpose.
Getting Down Under Forum
Last but not least, our Australian Immigration advice forums have already been providing help and support to a great community of like minded people for some time. We currently have over 34,000 members in our community (who have asked over 28,000 questions) so if Facebook or Twitter accounts are not something that takes your fancy consider joing our community forum. The key word here is community and you’ll be joining a great bunch of people online within our forums.
To visit our forums, Click Here