Peoria's Social Media Channels
Peoria has embraced online social media as a means to inform, update and listen to residents. The city has a Twitter feed, maintains a Facebook page, uploads YouTube videos and sends weekly e-mails to residents who sign-up for them.
The weekly e-mail, Peoria Snapshots, has been around approximately four years. It is a news roundup the city sends out every Tuesday, with an occasional Snapshots EXTRA if news warrants. More than 650 people have signed up to receive it. If you would like to join them, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/e-news to sign up for Peoria Snapshots and more than 20 other city e-mail lists.
Twitter is an informal social-networking service that allows users to send messages, or “tweets,” of 140 characters or less to folks who have chosen to “follow” them. Peoria has tweeted for about three years and has almost 1,200 followers – including many in the local news media. Because tweets move in real time and have a brief shelf life, Twitter is useful for quick updates about things such as traffic accidents, road closures or, in March, the day’s spring training matchup at the Peoria Sports Complex. Followers have the option to “retweet” information to all their followers, multiplying its circulation.
To find and/or follow Peoria on Twitter, visit twitter.com/peoriaaz. Our user name is @peoriaaz.
The city launched its Facebook page about a year and a half ago, and it has gained 625 “fans” so far. This social network enables the city to post news, event notices, photos, videos and links to information such as meeting agendas or community information. Facebook items have more staying power than tweets, so information can be put out earlier and is accessible longer. Peoria fans can comment on items that the city posts, making their feelings known on the top floor of City Hall. Click here to access the page.
Peoria Parks and Recreation and the Peoria Public Library maintain their own Facebook pages. In addition, Peoria has launched the Sustain & Gain Facebook page to foster discussion of sustainability issues beyond the city limits.
Peoria Channel 11, the city’s television station, maintains a YouTube page to share its programming, including video from Focus TV, The REC Show and Peoria Pulse.
To visit Channel 11's YouTube page, click here.
All of these tools provide widespread coverage, allowing information to reach a much larger base than standard media outlets alone. The sites also help steer traffic to the Peoria’s website (www.peoriaaz.gov), which contains a wealth of information about city operations.
Peoria is using social media to reach out to you – our tech savvy citizens, business owners and visitors – wherever you are! We provide links to our social-media channels to give you additional means to receive information from the city. Peoria is not responsible for the nature or accuracy of content or services on these sites and assumes no responsibility for the content or management of information not posted by the city.
www.peoriaaz.gov should remain your primary online resource for city information.