When I discovered Facebook in 2007, after watching my interns chat on it day and night, I thought it was a kids’ thing and didn’t pay much attention….Then my teenage daughter joined, as a result of which, her whole address book was invited to join and unfortunately for her I was among the names.

As a good Mum, and thinking she had intentionally invited me, I immediately subscribed and open an account…then forgot all about it! …until Christmas 2007 with a bit of time ahead of me and not much to do…and that’s when I discovered what a great tool Facebook could be in the hands of scholars and communicators….Furthermore, I discovered millions of groups, but none related to my academic field…

That’s how I had the idea of creating the group Sociolinguists on Facebook, one of the achievements I truly take pride! We gather almost 6400 great scholars from all over the world…just check for yourself our wonderful Group…join us …and participate to the overview of  the languages we speak! Click here to get the Doodle image of our results. PDF HERE: Doodlesociolinguists!