Guess who’s on Facebook! Twitter, too!
The City of Fullerton has launched pages on the two most popular social networking sites in an effort to expand means of communicating with and providing information to its “customers” – the citizens of Fullerton.
In addition, the Fullerton Public Library has launched its own Facebook page.
Fullerton City Manager Chris Meyer said that while the City’s and Library’s websites and the government cable channel (Time Warner channel 3) provide a steady stream of information for the public, use of Facebook and, especially, Twitter will provide citizens with quick and easy access to the latest information, including agendas for City Council and other committee meetings.
He added he hopes use of the two sites, which are especially popular with young people, would encourage them to keep informed on and involved in city news and activities.
The address for the city’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/CityofFullerton, and citizens will have the opportunity to leave comments on individual postings.
The city’s Twitter address is Twitter.com/fullertonca.
Items entered by the city on the Facebook site are automatically entered on Twitter.
The city actually has two Twitter accounts. The second account – twitter.com/fullertonhelp – was set up to allow citizens to “tweet” to the city about problems they may notice, such as graffiti, fallen tree limbs, broken playground equipment, etc. They can use Fullerton Help to request specific repairs and services.
Andrea Taylor, technical services division manager for the Fullerton Public Library, said the library’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/FullertonPublicLibrary - is used it to advertise library events, and tell patrons about special programs such as the annual “Fullerton Reads” and “Banned Books Week” observances.
The library also uses its Facebook page to offer links to scholarly journal or newspaper articles on literature, publish photos from library events, and link to library blogs.
Further information about the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Public Information Office at (714) 738-6317. Information about the library’s Facebook page may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Public Library at (714) 738-6326.