Foreign Service Social Media

 

General Foreign Service Social Media Groups
Resources for Developing Social Media
Social Media for Specific Groups
Post-Specific Social Media
Foreign Service Blog Roll

 

GENERAL FOREIGN SERVICE SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS

Livelines Discussion Group – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/livelines/info

AAFSW Global Connection – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/aafswglobalconnection/

Trailing Houses – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/trailinghouses/

 

RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING SOCIAL MEDIA

AAFSW Guide “Connect Your Overseas Post Community”
http://www.aafsw.org/publications/post-community-websites/

Directive on Social Media and Security Clearances
https://diplopundit.net/2016/06/17/new-directive- social-media- info-collection-for-security-clearance-background-investigations/

 

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS

Some groups are secret; please contact office@aafsw.org to inquire about groups serving specific needs or posts.

 

For spouses/partners

AAFSW Foreign-Born Spouses – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWForeignBornSpouses

AAFSW DCM and PO Spouses – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPOSpouses

 

For FS employees

Foreign Service Officer Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/496791093801914/

Diplomatic Security Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/386479151487154/

Foreign Service Tandem Couples – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/123938122148/

Balancing Act at State – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/522519524458028/

The “New” FS EFM – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/488498564685726/
Supports EFMs from diverse demographics.

 

GROUPS FOCUSED ON SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

LinkedIn – PROPS – Professional Partners/Spouses of FS
Contact office@aafsw.org for more information.

EFMs Helping Other EFMs Find Employment – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/358778958203/

EFM Entrepreneurs – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613206695638210/

EFM Freelance Writers – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1375353736121384/

Artist Abroad – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artistsabroadgroup/

Psychotherapists in the Foreign Service – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398575040427391/

FS Yoga Teachers – Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1397152317254056/

 

For Foreign Service Parents

AAFSW Parents – Facebook group
https://www.Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWParents/

FSParent – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSparent/info

AAFSW Playgroup – Facebook group (Playgroup in DC area)
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPlaygroup

FSSpecialNeeds – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSspecialneeds/info

AAFSW Special Needs Families – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWSpecialNeedsFamilies
Mutual support group for special needs families

Foreign Service Special Needs Affinity Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1657499171174414/
Committee working to improve conditions for special needs families

AAFSW Boarding School Parents – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWBoardingSchoolParents/

Foreign Service College Bound – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1577455095866805/

FSHomeSchool – Yahoo group
https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FShomeschool/info

FSHomeSchool – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HShomeschool/

French School Families – Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/680371732022220/

Families at Oakwood Falls Church
https://www.facebook.com/groups/oakwoodfamilies/

 

For Those with Pets

Fabulous Foreign Service Pets – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/FabulousForeignServicePets

FSPets
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSPets/info
Yahoo Group for FS community members with pets.

 

FOREIGN SERVICE LIFE – MISCELLANEOUS

Support group for those caring for an elderly relative or facing the loss or serious illness of a parent.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/682177141865596/

Foreign Service Bloggers – Facebook groups
https://www.facebook.com/groups/170973699616423/

FS Borrow Barter Sell – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/601203813263199/

Drexel & Other FS Housing Hacks – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1662166800691563/

Foreign Service Unaccompanied Tour Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/261234237319458/

 

POST-SPECIFIC SOCIAL MEDIA

NOTE: Many post-specific groups and blogs are secret for security reasons. To find out about groups for your post, contact your Community Liaison Office (CLO) or write to office@aafsw.org for help. AAFSW members can also access a list of groups in the members-only section of www.aafsw.org.

Belgrade (Serbia) community website
http://belgradeclo.wordpress.com

Berlin (Germany) community website
https://quadrigaouttakes.wordpress.com

Brasilia (Brazil) community website
https://papagaiobrasilia.wordpress.com

Dakar (Senegal) community website
https://clodakar.wordpress.com

Ha Noi (Vietnam) community website
https://bronzedrumhanoi.wordpress.com

Jakarta (Indonesia) community website
http://usembjkt.weebly.com

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia “Neighborly Nomads” (closed group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048307785193708/

 

FOREIGN SERVICE BLOG ROLL

On AAFSW.org
http://www.aafsw.org/foreign-service-blogs/

On AFSA.org
http://www.afsa.org/foreign-service-blogs

Diplopundit: An outspoken, anonymous blog on foreign policy and Foreign Service life
https://diplopundit.net/