Tweeting for Twelve Hours

26 September 2011, 05:52

Heart's been told a council in the Thames Valley is the first in the South East to give people a a glimpse behind-the-scenes on Twitter.

The local authority is the first in the South East to conduct the social media experiment. It's being done to highlight awareness of what is done by the council on a daily basis and to increase their followers on the social networking site.

For twelve hours, the council will tweet about anything and everything they do - from repairing potholes and investigating noise complaints to running mobile libraries and litter picking.

Councillors will also be giving updates throughout the day, showing local residents what they do on a daily basis.

Cllr Paul Bettison, leader of Bracknell Forest Council:

"Your BFC is a social media experiment to highlight the work the council does for the residents of Bracknell Forest.

"Residents often ask what they get in return for paying their council tax - this should provide a useful insight as, during the 12 hours, employees and councillors will be sharing as much as possible about the services they provide.

"It's an experiment that's only been done a handful of times, but we believe we are the first local authority in the South East to tweet throughout the working day."

To take part you just need to follow @bracknellforest on Twitter. You can engage in the conversation by using the #yourbfc hashtag.

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