Social media tools help Boards reach more people, and make it easier for the public to follow the Board’s activities. Boards use these tools to publish meetings and send out reminders, project updates, and reports on street conditions.
Social media is most effective to reach out to the public once they are aware of the Boards’ accounts. In order to create higher visibility of the social media accounts that Boards have it is important to make the account names easy for the public to remember. Including the Board social media account information on the contact section and giving occasional reminders via newsletters and mailing lists can expand the visibility within the realm of social media.
The examples below demonstrate how Boards are currently using Facebook and Twitter:
- Brooklyn Community Board 3
- Brooklyn Community Board 6
- Manhattan Community Board 2
- Manhattan Community Board 6
- Queens Community Board 3