Social media: what does it mean?
Social media is a new way to communicate and share information amongst friends, family, and colleagues online, as well as meeting people with similar interests. Social media sites are being used regularly by millions of people worldwide.
Salford City Council uses the social networking sites and profiles listed on this page. If you have any questions, ideas, or you would like to see a service of ours represented on social media, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook is a social networking website that allows users to join networks organised by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves.
Salford City Council on Facebook - Keep up with all things Salford!
Older people in Salford - For and about older people in Salford.
Salford Mental Health Views - Supporting carers and people using mental health services.
Salford Learning Difficulties Info - Supporting carers and people with learning difficulties.
Dogs in Salford - Report lost dogs and fouling, share stories, and get advice on pet care and microchipping.
Eccles community - For people who live and work in Eccles.
Little Hulton and Walkden - For people who live and work in Little Hulton and Walkden.
Salford Ranger Team - Discover Salford's wildlife, habitats and urban critters.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery - For updates, photos and exhibition news.
Ordsall Hall - Discuss the hall's restoration, its famous GhostCams, and a whole lot more!
Visit Salford - Make sure you don't miss out on all that's going on in Salford.
Salford Watersports Centre - Keep up with all the latest action and activities.
GR8 2 16 - Activities for young people in Salford.
SAYO and SPARKY - For children and young people aged 4 to 17 in Ordsall, Langworthy and Pendleton.
SCL Dance - From streetdance to tap, the dance team have it all!
WUU2 - (What you up to?) Salford's youth service.
SCL Gymnastics - Receive regular updates and info from SCL Gymnastics across the city.
JP League - Five-a-side and seven-a-side football fun.
Salford Libraries - Find out more about all 16 libraries in Salford.
Swinton - For people who live and work in Swinton.
Arts development - News and information for people interested in the arts.
Worsley and Boothstown - For people who live and work in Worsley and Boothstown.
MAPAS - Updates from the Salford Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS).
Salford Community Leisure on Facebook - Updates from Salford Community Leisure.
East Salford - For people who live and work in the three wards of Broughton, Irwell Riverside and Kersal.
Claremont and Weaste - For people who live and work in the three wards of Claremont, Weaste and Seedley.
Ordsall and Langworthy - For people who live and work in the two wards of Ordsall and Langworthy.
Salford Wake Park - Bringing the sport of wakeboarding to the people of Salford, Manchester and beyond!
Salford Health Improvement - Help for you to improve your overall health and wellbeing
Flickr is a powerful social networking site that uses photos to link people together.
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. People access Twitter updates either through the Twitter website or a wide variety of programs created specifically to view and respond to tweets.
@SalfordCouncil - Latest news, jobs and events from Salford City Council.
@DogsinSalford - Find and reunite lost dogs, get advice, and report fouling.
@urbanvision_uk - Details of road works, road closures, planning issues and properties for sale.
@SalfordWildlife - Discover Salford's wildlife, habitats and urban critters.
@SalfordWebTeam - Discuss open data, apps, and website improvements.
@VisitSalford - For Salford's heritage, arts, culture, music, countryside and waterways, food and drink.
@wuu2Salford - For young people in Salford.
@SalfordMHviews - Supporting carers and people using mental health services.
Councillors who tweet - Our Twitter list of Salford councillors.
@HealthySalford - Working to create a healthy, happy Salford!
@TheOrdsallGhost - Tweets from the White Lady who haunts Ordsall Hall.
@MAPAS1 - Tweets from the Salford Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS).
@SalfordMuseum - For updates, events and exhibition news.
@Ordsallweddings - For details about getting married at Ordsall Hall.
@Lifestyle_SC - News and information about Salford Community Leisure.
@JPLeague - five-a-side and seven-a-side leagues based at the Salford Sports Village.
@SalfordLibrary - News and information about Salford's libraries.
@SalfordLeisure - News and information about sport and leisure in Salford.
@SalfordCulture - News and information about the arts and culture in Salford.
@SalfordSport - News and information about sport in Salford.
@ecclesteam - For people who live and work in the Eccles area.
@Eastsalford - For people who live and work in the Broughton, Irwell Riverside and Kersal areas of the city.
@ClaremontWeaste - For people who live and work in the Claremont and Weaste areas of the city.
@SalfordWakePark - Bringing the sport of wakeboarding to the people of Salford, Manchester and beyond!
YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view, share and comment on video clips.
Salford on YouTube - A wide range of video clips from Salford City Council.
Salford Community Leisure on YouTube - Video clips from Salford Community Leisure.
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Watch a video about this, Social Networking in Plain English.
This page was last updated on 3 September 2013