How Scotland is using social mediaPresentation Transcript
The Scottish Government has a YouTube channel, flickr photostream and podcasts to communicate its activities and services to the public.
The Lothian and Borders Fire Rescue Service uses Twitter shares news updates, tips on fire safety, retweets of other Scottish safety authorities like the police, and also responds to tweets on people who need advice on fire safety.
Charity: Keep Scotland Beautiful is an environmental charity which aims to achieve litter free and sustainable environments throughout Scotland. It currently uses Facebook, Twitter and a YouTube channel to run its campaigns online.
Charity: Enable Scotland is Scotland's leading charity of and for people with learning disabilities. It currently has a Twitter and Facebook page that shares news updates, new blog posts, retweets other relevant charities, shares tips on learning disabilities, responds to tweets on and off topic and also blogs about learning disability in Scotland.
Waste Aware Scotland is a campaign by the Scottish government that provides you with helpful advice on how and why to reduce, reuse and recycle your household waste. It has a YouTube channel, customized Facebook page, twitter campaign pages and a mobile application to encourage people to be more waste aware.
The Highland Council has a Twitter page and a Facebook page that shares collections of photographs, rare books, archive documents, audio clips of music, poetry and oral history interviews, interactive games and stories.
SCOTTISH COUNCILS TWITTER Scottish local councils also use Twitter to communicate with citizens on news updates and other relevant information including emergency updates. Some local councils also respond to tweets from individual twitter users.
Quality Meat Scotland is a public body promoting Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork. Its Twitter page delivers news updates on Scottish meat from various news resources.
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) SCCJR is a partnership between universities in Scotland. Its academics explore criminal justice processes & institutions; violence, drugs & alcohol; youth crime & justice; organised & white collar crime; criminological theory and research methods. It currently offers its visitors to connect with them via different social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo (for video) and RSS feeds .
Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government, who are charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers. It uses Twitter to communicate with its members on news updates and a Facebook “Make you own history” fan page to deliver relevant events, historic places information or TV shows that might interest its members.
YCFS is a charity that has been set up to develop a youth-led forum and provide a platform for the interests of young people across Scotland who are affected by cancer. It currently has a Blogspot, Friendfeed and Twitter account to provide online communication to help young people in Scotland affected by cancer and network the charity organisations that support people in Scotland affected by cancer.
NHS Lothian is Scotland’s second largest health authority and invests over £1.4bn a year in healthcare to protect and improve the health of people in Lothian. It currently has a Twitter page and a Facebook page. Both of them provide information about health services and news updates, as well as some user generated information on its Facebook page.
Higher Education Scotland Higher Education Scotland provides all the higher education, student & research news from Scotland's universities. It currently uses two social media channels to deliver its information; through a blog at http://hescotland.blogspot.com/ and a Twitter page that tweets news from universities in Scotland or retweets Scottish universities that already have their own Twitter pages.
The National Trust for Scotland is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. With over 310,000 members it is the largest conservation charity in Scotland and it depends for its support on donations, legacies, grants and membership subscriptions. The National Trust has RSS feeds, podcasts , a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
Twitter can also be used to inform policies. For example this twitter page features information on Scottish Government rural policy.
This blog does not have facebook pages or a twitter account but allows readers of this blog to share its information on Facebook and Twitter .
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is the national accreditation and qualification awarding body in Scotland. It currently has a customized Facebook page, Twitter page and a YouTube channel.
The Public Petitions Committee blog page links you to more information about the public petitions process. For example, you may have produced a video about your petition which you have posted on to the internet e.g. YouTube . The committee can provide a link to this. Similarly, you may have posted some photos up on to Picasa, Flickr or your social networking page e.g. Facebook . You can be creative through your petition to link to other sources of information which you want people to see.
The Scottish Social Media Club created on Ning currently has 147 members.