UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY - DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ARCHAEOLOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Since the 1980s a great deal of activity has been noted on the recording, promotion and study of Vlach folk culture. In the 21st century, with the spread and establishment of the Internet as a dominant communication medium, local Vlach Associations from many parts of Greece but also from abroad post their activities and points of view. The development and the widespread use of the Internet brings up new dimensions in the study of contemporary folk culture and has, therefore, become a matter of study for modern Folklore.
This paper presents the results of a survey of websites associated with the Vlachs of Thessaly. This new and interactive type of communication circulates via social networking websites such as Facebook, discussion groups (forums), posting of multimedia content (video) and images in viewing channels (YouTube), blogs and electronic journals, and affects the sense of identity of each person involved in a different way than past communication media did.