How Fans Use Facebook Groups to Share Their Viewing Experience and Get Connected: the “CBS Sunday Morning” Case
“CBS Sunday Morning” is a public Facebook group for people interested in the show “CBS News Sunday Morning”. Created a number of years ago, this group has now 19 516 members.
This community gives its members a place to express, to share their viewing experience and to enjoy the show more.
This community gives its members a place to express, to share their viewing experience and to enjoy the show more. In this unofficial group, fans discuss everything about the show. Members participate actively in group activities by posting, reacting and commenting. They post photos of their favorite hosts and guests, videos of anecdotes on their life when watching the show and links of articles related to specific episodes’ topics.
The most popular posts are their thoughts and feedbacks about the program. Recently, after CBS News Sunday Morning produced an episode about the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941, a member published a post about what he had learned from the program and how he appreciated the show. Within a short time, this post got more than 200 reactions and generated a broad discussion. Some members even remembered how old they were and what happened in their lives in 1941.
To help members find resources and understand what kind of contents are relevant, they have built and developed a wiki for all the useful links.
As a public group, anyone can apply to join or view the posts and comments in the group. For people who want to publish in the group, they should keep in mind that all the posts must be related to CBS Sunday Morning.
For Robert Sterbal, admin of the group, comment spam is a mess. Group admins took time to moderate posts and remove spam comments. To help members find resources and understand what kind of contents are relevant, they have built and developed a wiki for all the useful links: https://sterbalssundrystudies.miraheze.org/wiki/CBS_Sunday_Morning_Links They are also very happy to use Grytics to make group reporting.
CBS Sunday Morning: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132055125180/
About CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning is an American television news magazine program, appearing continuously from January 28, 1979 on the CBS Television Network. To learn more about this program, you can visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_News_Sunday_Morning
About the interviewee
Robert Sterbal, admin of “CBS Sunday Morning”, is a fan of the program “CBS News Sunday Morning”.
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