We have now built a Facebook page SustainabilityNews with more than 50 likes and a reach around 150 people. Learning from recent social media events has proven to be valuable as well as with the help of Hugo from Bobby DharroW – Espadrilles (these cool imported french shoes).
Not only do we have a great membership on facebook but we are connecting with more community groups and building the relevance of News.
We have also created a SustainabilityNews Group in facebook to open up submissions and discussion.
No promotion work has been done for our Twitter presence @snewsgate but the service is available for those who live in the twitterverse.
Has been redesigned for readability and looks much better. We have also added a ling to the related site SustainabilityLinks where we are collecting a range of internet links for sustainability.
The Automatic cross posts to Facebook leave a little to be desired, sending only a preview and always having the same subject heading of “SustainabilityNews” rather than the post subject. Hence we are investigating Posterous below.
Posterous.com and blogger.com
Accounts have been built and experiments are taking place to see if Posterous cross posts to Facebook with better aesthetics.
Our blogger account should enable auto posting into Google+ but research continues.
We have established a method to post into LinkedIn however only to a private account. More research required.