The Catholic Courier recently enhanced its online presence by joining the Facebook and Twitter social-networking communities.
Facebook is a social-networking platform through which users can connect with other users, form networks or groups, and post updates and information. Twitter is a social-networking and microblogging platform through which users send and read “tweets,” or short, 140-character posts. These posts are displayed on the user’s Twitter page and sent to the user’s “followers,” or other Twitter-ers who have subscribed to that user.
The Courier is now using both platforms to deliver the news in a more timely fashion than ever before, said Karen M. Franz, the Courier‘s editor and general manager. The Courier posts daily updates containing headlines and links to articles on the Courier‘s Web site. This allows Facebook and Twitter users to access news in a timely fashion without having to wait to receive the Courier‘s monthly print edition or weekly eNews, Franz said. These platforms are appealing to younger people and will hopefully help the Courier reach out to a younger audience, she added.
The Courier‘s Facebook page may be viewed at www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Courier/83510806304. Those with Facebook accounts may become “fans” of the Courier to receive the daily updates.
The Courier‘s Twitter page may be viewed at www.twitter.com/CatholicCourier. Those with Twitter accounts who become followers of the Courier will receive daily updates as well.