Council joins Twitter event
Published 17 Sep 2012 09:05 1 Comment
FOLLOWING the success of last year's Twitter 24 project, local authorities across Scotland will be holding another 24 hour event this month, using the social media channel to reach local residents.
This year's event takes place from noon on 18 September to noon on 19 September. It aims to raise awareness of the breadth and complexity of services offered by councils by giving residents an insight into a day in the life of their council.
This year residents will also be encouraged to engage with councils directly through social media using the hashtag #mycouncil
Fife Council Leader Alex Rowley said, "We are always looking for ways to engage with our residents, to let them know about our services and also find out what they think about local issues.
"I hope lots of our customers will join in by tweeting with the #mycouncil hashtag when they speak to council staff or use one of our services during the 24 hour period."
This is the second year that Twitter 24 has taken place and participating local authorities hope to build on the success of last year's campaign, which saw 28 councils tweet thousands of times, achieve hundreds of retweets and reply to hundreds of direct messages during the event.
The 2011 event was commended in the LG Comms-LGA Reputation Awards in the Digital and Social Media category.
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Sep 17, 12:09
Yeah lets all start Tweeting to all the those Fife Council "TWITTS" regarding the park plans to introduce car-parking charges at train stations and park and ride facilities.
Listen up!! Alex Rowley, Pat Callaghan
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