Online communities & social media

Online communities & social media

This page tells you about our social media channels.

Online communities & social media

Online communities & social media

Our social media channels are used by more than 26,000 people to keep up-to-date on issues like school closures or road conditions. Many also use social media to find out about events and the latest council news as well as job vacancies.

An explanation of the social media channels we use:

Twitter

Click here to visit our twitter page
Twitter is a free micro-blogging and social media service that allows users to send and read other users' updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters. We 'tweet' important alerts, public consultations, news headlines and local events.

Our channels:

Facebook

Click here to visit our Facebook page
Facebook is a free social networking website. Users can join networks organised by city, workplace, school and region to connect and interact with people. We use Facebook to raise awareness of campaigns and consultations.

Our channels:
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LinkedIn

Linked in Logo
LinkedIn is an online professional network which links you with colleagues past and present. Users can post their CVs online and network with individuals and organisations to find out about job opportunities.

Our channels:

RSS news and alerts

View our RSS news feed
RSS feeds let you stay up to date with our news, events, school closure, jobs and more.
Simply subscribe to any of our feeds below and you will be automatically updated within minutes of information being added to our system.

Our channels:

YouTube

Link to our YouTube video channel
YouTube is a free online video sharing application.
We use YouTube to share videos about the work we do and events.

Our channels:

Pinterest

Description: Pinterest
Pinterest is a content sharing service that allows members to ‘pin’ images, videos and other objects to their virtual pinboard.

You can browse pinboards created by other people and discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. Follow us for events and things to do in Northumberland.

Flickr

Flickr logo
Flickr is a photo and video sharing site that allows users to post their content for others to view. We use our Flickr account to display photos of our events and services.

Instagram

Instagram logo
Instagram is an online photo and video sharing social network that is mainly based on mobile devices. It takes photos and videos and adds them to photo maps, organised by ‘hashtags’. We use the service to display pictures and videos from the county.
Be safe online
Please exercise safe surfing guidelines when using the internet and Facebook. The presence of any advertisement on online communities is not an endorsement of the authenticity or quality of the goods, services or website and Northumberland County Council will not be held responsible for any claims arising in that respect.
Social media rules & guidelines
Most online communities have their own rules and guidelines, which we will always follow. We reserve the right to remove any contributions that break the rules or guidelines of the relevant community. We ask that you:
  • be civil, tasteful and relevant
  • don’t post messages that are unlawful, libellous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or racially offensive
  • don’t swear
  • don’t post content copied from elsewhere if you don’t own the copyright
  • don’t post the same message, or similar messages, more than once (also called "spamming")
  • don’t publicise your, or anyone else's personal information, such as contact details
  • don’t advertise products or services
  • don’t impersonate anyone else
Social media & libel
Please take care not to make libellous statements. In law this means a statement that lowers the reputation of a person or organisation in the eyes of a reasonable person. By publishing such a statement, we can both get into serious trouble. We will therefore take down any statement that could be deemed to be libellous.
Purdah
In the six-week run up to an election - local, general or European - councils have to be careful not to do or say anything that could be seen to support any political party or candidate. The period is known as purdah. We will continue to publish important service announcements using social media, but may have to remove responses if they are overtly party political.