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Al Juhnke, left, of Willmar and his grandson Zeke play on Grandpa’s iPhone over the holidays. Three (soon to be four) generations of the Juhnke family use Facebook and other social media to communicate and stay in touch, since they all live in different areas of the country. Submitted photo

Facebook through the generations: Family uses social media to communicate, stay in touch


Claire Juhnke’s family is spread out across the country. At times, they’re not even on the same continent. They stay in touch through the traditional phone calls and emails, but they have also added another layer to their communication: Facebook.

“It’s a really nice way to keep up with everybody’s lifestyle and activities,” said Juhnke, of Willmar. “Then when we actually see each other next, we can quickly pick up from the places we were online.”

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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