In addition to this website, we use social networking sites such
as Facebook and Twitter to communicate and interact with local
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What is social networking?
Social networking on the internet is a way of using your
computer to talk to people, share pictures
and join groups.
Facebook is a free social networking
website. Users can join networks organised by city, workplace,
school, and region to connect and interact with other people. You
can use it to share thoughts, internet links, photographs
and videos with your friends, as well as
create 'events' to invite people to attend. Hundreds of
millions of people around the world use Facebook every day to
keep in touch with people or interact by sharing favoured web
content with others.
Once you've signed up to Facebook, you
control who you accept as 'friends' and can control the privacy
settings on everything you post to make sure only those you allow
to see your posts can access them.
Organisations, companies or causes can
have their own Facebook 'page' that users can select to
'like'. If you choose to do this, it means that
information and updates put on Facebook by that organisation will
appear in your 'news feed' alongside posts from your friends and
Rochdale Borough Council has its own
Facebook page that you can subscribe to. It's a handy way to find
out about news and events through a channel you might visit more
often than this website.
We may also create other pages on
Facebook from time to time - for example, to promote events like
the Feel Good Festival or marketing campaigns. Where you see the
'Follow us on Facebook' logo on this website, click to visit our
relevant Facebook page.
started with Facebook
Twitter is a social networking service that enables users
to send short messages, called 'tweets', and read those from other
users. You can post messages from the website, from an application
on your mobile phone, from a third party piece of software (such as
Tweetdeck), or by sending text messages from your mobile phone (at
the standard text message charge).
You can view messages from people or organisations
that you have chosen to 'follow' in the same way -
including choosing whose updates you want to receive to your mobile
Rochdale Borough Council uses Twitter to provide updates and
links to our latest news, events, consultations, job vacancies and
other information. We will also publish urgent messages
through Twitter as well as through this website and other
methods, where appropriate.
You don't need to register with Twitter to view our updates, but
if you do register you'll be able to create your own 'feed' of
tweets from people and organisations you're interested in. By
registering, you'll also be able to let other people 'follow' your
updates and send public and private messages to other users.
You can also talk informally to us on Twitter. Tell us about
living, working or visiting the borough or let us know
what you think of the information we are tweeting about. Messages
you 'tweet' to us are read by a human and if you raise a genuine
concern, we'll do our best to direct you to the best person to help
If you would like to send us a message on Twitter, start your
tweet with @rochdalecouncil. This will send a public message to
If you would like to send a private message, called Direct
Message, use the message option in the right hand column of our
profile or use the Direct Message option in your chosen
Find out more about Twitter and how it
This is an alternative to the main Twitter website and provides
the same service but with optimisation for people with
Once you have registered your account with Twitter you can use
your username and password to sign in to this version.