Breeze Newspapers adds Facebook, Twitter options
June 29, 2010
Keeping up with the news recently got a little easier when Breeze Newspapers added both Facebook and Twitter pages as ways for readers to get information from its community newspapers.
Links for both pages are located on the left side of each newspapers’ website, including the Cape Coral Breeze; Captiva Current, Island Reporter and Sanibel-Captiva Islander; the Fort Myers Beach Bulletin and Fort Myers Beach Observer; Gasparilla Gazette; Lehigh Acres Citizen; North Fort Myers Neighbor, and Pine Island Eagle.
Local residents can follow their own community newspaper’s Facebook or Twitter page to make sure they never miss the latest community news or follow all of the sites for a good regional news perspective.
“Social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, provide an efficient and popular way for all businesses to connect with their customers, and helps the newspapers deliver on the mission of keeping the public informed,” said Publisher Jack Glarrow.
The Facebook page is set up as a fan page, which enables readers who already have a Facebook account to add it to their profiles with one click.
More than 300 million people have Facebook accounts to help them get news and information about their friends, family and topics that interest them.
Once readers click the “like” button on the Facebook page they will get around three links a day on their Facebook news feed page.
Facebook fans also can comment on links directly on Facebook as well a suggest the page to their friends.
Along with the Facebook page, the newspapers have also added a link to a Twitter page. Twitter uses “Tweets” that are 140 characters long to inform people about millions of topics. Users of Twitter subscribe to a page by following it.
Many people use Twitter to keep track of hundreds of people and organizations through the Twitter site, as well as dozens of applications that interface with the data.
The pair of pages are part of the continuing efforts by Breeze Newspapers to deliver news and information to readers when, where and how they want it delivered.
Readers can add The Breeze to their Facebook or Twitter accounts at pineisland-eagle.com