Connecting communities

How social media is bringing Calgarians together

When the Green Line is complete, it will add 40 kilometres of track to the city’s 59-kilometre LRT system and link North Pointe and Seton to downtown. Eventually, it will serve 41 million passengers annually and link Calgary’s neighbourhoods like never before.

As with any large development project, the City of Calgary has been consulting with the community during the design process. And to that end, they’ve been relying heavily on social media to get the word out.

“We’ve been using a number of social media channels, primarily Facebook and Twitter,” said Julie Yepishina-Geller, Green Line communications co-ordinator for the City.

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Social Media for the Home Buying experience

June 30th, 2012 is Social Media Day around the world, a day to celebrate social media. There are meetup groups from San Francisco to Hong Kong, Moscow to Rio de Janeiro getting together today to discuss, use and revel in all things social media.

Social Media Day was created by the website Mashable.com, the “leading source of news, information and resources for the Connected Generation (mashable.com).” (more…)

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