The fraternity has begun to shape its online presence. Facebook pages, Twitter Accounts, Blogger and Word Press Sites to Dot.Com and Dot.Org sites. The Freemasonry Squared Team remembers a time when discussing the benefits and either evolving with the times or dissolving into the history books as gentlemen pass times; the irony of vitriol.
Now all you have to do is search Freemasonry on any search engine or social media outlet and you’ll find plenty of pages ready to give you master mason advice, masonic information, mentorship and masonic education about the Craft but when does the inquirer ask if what he is getting is authentic? Secondly, what’s ones definition of authentic masonic information? During the course of researching pages and sites, we’ve found that there are plethora’s that have zero masonic affiliation other then curiosity. Before we go any further, as long as information is factual and truthful, the Freemasonry Squared Team sees no fault in spreading light on the Craft. We do however ask ourselves, what are they in it for? Any attempt at answering this question in itself would be only speculation but it’s something the fraternity should be asking. There are however, plenty of great sites that are verifiably authored and administered by brothers of the fraternity, pages like W.B. Christopher Hodapp’s, Freemasons for dummies site/page, W.B. Arturo de Hoyo’s page/books/ and SRSJ site, Masonic Roundtable site/page/podcast, our page/site/YouTube/google+ of course, not to mention all of the Grand Lodge pages currently promoting the Craft. Even our beloved United Grand Lodge of England is getting in on the action!
Again, if a site is promoting good and truthful information, then you’re okay in our book but it does beg the question, Why do they do it and what are they looking for in return, specifically the non-affiliated sites/pages. Food for thought…