Midwest Irish Focus, the monthly Irish newspaper by Pete Maher that focuses primarily on Irish-Americans in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma, now has an online presence - in the form of MySpace.
It has only been running for a week but already the blog is in operation with valuable pieces of information - like the availablility of back issues, and the presence of the subscription form being in the photos section.
Update: The Focus now has a new blog independent of MySpace
This is a good move for the newspaper as there really is no good reason for every single business, organization, and event, not to have a social media presence.
Irish KC has been on MySpace for a year now - but I’ve been hiding because I’m not actually that sociable and in a pre-emptive mood don’t want any new friends before they show me that they’re not really friends, though I do like the idea that online I can now ignore more people than I could ever ignore in the flesh. Scowl.
If you read Midwest Irish Focus you will frequently see a column by myself, called Celtic Comment which is written under a variety of names as I continue my stereotypical Irish life on the run.
Here’s a feature The X ran on Midwest Irish Focus in their 2005 St Patricks’ Day edition.