Caught in the Web

We're on Facebook & Pinterest


by Laura Emery, Field Editor 


We love to hear from our readers ... please join us on Facebook!

In case you didn’t already know, Cooperative Living magazine has a presence on the popular social-networking website Facebook.

For those not familiar with Facebook, it’s a free-access website where users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves. The website boasts that “over one billion people like and comment an average of 3.2 billion times every day on Facebook.”

Facebook is popular because it connects people and businesses around the globe. It’s a place where you can share what’s happening in your life with a single sentence, or interact with your favorite politician or publication with a few clicks of the mouse.

And that’s exactly why Cooperative Living magazine is on Facebook —

because we want to connect with you, our readers. By “liking” us on Facebook at, you’ll get to view interesting links, find out about current and upcoming articles in the magazine, get a heads-up on contests and, most importantly, have the opportunity to give us your ideas on how we can make Cooperative Living even more interesting and useful to readers like you. Through our Facebook page, we share everything from energy-efficiency tips to a behind-the-scenes look into how we prepare the magazine each month. We will also feature links to events going on in your community, as well as additional information on topics we feature in the magazine.

Not only can we share with you through Facebook, but we like when you share with us, too. You can post your favorite cooperative-related photos or share your favorite energy-conservation tips on our wall. Or, like reader Virginia Frost of Danieltown, Va., you can just stop in to say hello. In January of this year, she wrote, “So glad to see the magazine on Facebook. I have missed it for years.”

Cooperative Living magazine also has a brand-new presence on Pinterest. Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, videos, news, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, “re-pin” images to their own pinboards, or “like” photos. Our Coopera­tive Living boards include the following: “energy smart,” “cooperatives,” “DIY,” “Featured,” “CL issues,” “food & recipes,” “electric industry,” “gardening,” “kids,” and ”travel.” If you are on Pinterest, please be sure and follow us at!



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