To post or not to post? Tweet or not to tweet?
According to Business Insider, a U.S. business and technology website, during the second quarter of 2013, Facebook logged some 198 million monthly users on average, with Twitter recording 49 million monthly active users on average, all in the United States (http://www.businessinsider.com/).
What does this mean to Texas county government? Are newspapers, television broadcasts and websites enough? If we pass on posting, are we missing out?
In our March issue, County Progress will take a look at social media as it pertains to county government. Specifically, we’ll try and answer this question: How can we take advantage of the benefits (instant notification) while navigating the challenges (misinformation and misuse)?
We’d like for you to help us find the answers.
Does your county or office use social media?
What prompted you to give it a try?
How has it helped?
What are the pitfalls, and how do you navigate them?
If you’ve opted to avoid social media, tell us why.
Please send your comments to Julie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.