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Social media

  1. 1. Cavan Social Media • Research shows that internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site. • I suspect that much of this interaction takes place on mobile devices
  2. 2. Twitter Cavan were one of the first Counties to utilise social media to communicate with the public @cavancoco Over 2,500 followers Following over 2,000 accounts
  3. 3. Facebook More graphical and can combine audio, video, images and text Arts, Library, Museum, Access Cavan, Sports Partnership etc
  4. 4. LinkedIn LinkedIn is a social networking website for people in professional occupations Allows users to maintain a list of contact details of people with whom they have some level of relationship LinkedIn also supports the formation of interest groups
  5. 5. • county-council • Cavan-4354599 • 4383212
  6. 6. Flickr Flickr is a photo sharing website which is owned by Yahoo 1 Terabyte of storage space free of charge Cavan Library currently use Flickr for images of events which have taken place relating to the library olibrary/sets/
  7. 7. YouTube YouTube is now part of Google+ 8330932605934586314/about A limited number of video clips relating to the Council's activities
  8. 8. Next Steps • LGER - Business case for the use of Social Media – A set of social media usage policies guidelines and recommendations for LAs and their Councillors, staff and agents – a set of recommendations for internal and cross- organisational collaboration and team work using social technologies – The other deliverables are more long term and relate to things like social media metrics, measuring the value of social media interactions and enabling comparisons between different LAs
  9. 9. • individuals in the organisation creating Twitter accounts and interacting with the public @cavancouncilmanager, @jackkeyes • unwise to use personal names for business? • accounts of Councillors e.g. @cllrmckiernan • create your own account and investigate what is out there and how it is being used • Pinterest, Vine, MySpace, tumblr + many more
  10. 10. Sample of Facebook Followers • Martin Gaffney 1st • Design Consultant, Ireland • Tomas Brides 1st • Web Design Trainer at FAS, Ireland • Ann Sheehy 1st • Bright Star Marketing, Ireland • Yasmin Maassarani 1st • Owner, YM Publishing, Ireland • Stuart Meharg 1st • Owner, Stuart Meharg Chartered Accountants, Ireland • Darren O Reilly 1st • Project and Asset Management ,Waterwastewater treatment, Mechanical services,Renewable Energy., Ireland • Daniel Barr 1st • at Cinnte Technologies, Ireland • Anke Morgenroth 1st • Designer - Entrepreneur - Facilitator - Mentor - Retailer, Ireland • Garret Maguire 1st • Owner, Maguire Media, Ireland • Cillian Geraghty 1st • Managing Director of Cavan Car & Van Rental & Lakeland Storage, Ireland • Sandy Holland 1st • Local Community Development Programme (West Cavan), Ireland • Tony Finlay 1st • Owner, House of Fabric, Ireland