Friday, July 10th, 2009 - City of Cockburn
Did you know you can now follow the City of Cockburn on Twitter?

Twitter is a free social media tool that allows people to send and read other people's updates (known as tweets) - a bit like receiving text messages on the web.

These "tweets" allow for messages of up to 140 characters, which are displayed on a user's profile page and delivered to other people who follow that user, so they can receive updates.

City of Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said the City's Twitter profile, located at http://twitter.com/cityofcockburn, is another way people can keep up-to-date on important community news, media releases, community consultation and what's on and where it's happening.

"Internet use has grown exponentially in the past decade with more people going online to search for news and information relevant to them," he said.

"Twitter is another valuable online resource, providing a tangible and easily accessible place to find out more about what's happening across the City of Cockburn and its suburbs, via Twitter's convenient updating tool and automatic feeds that come direct from the City's website.

"Each update gives a brief snapshot of information and usually a link people can click on to get further details, allowing them to pick and choose the items most relevant to them.

"It's a welcome addition to our online landscape, providing another forum for people to be informed, allowing them access to interact on matters of local importance."

To sign up to Twitter for free, go to http://twitter.com and then go to http://twitter.com/cityofcockburn and click "follow" to start receiving City of Cockburn updates.


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City of Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett logs on to the City's Twitter site.

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The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 80,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9411 3551
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au

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