Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council wants to engage with as many residents, community groups and partners as possible - the council is embracing social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr to get involved in local conversations. Social media can empower residents who need to find out information about services.
Join in the conversation using social media
Here is a list of our most popular social media accounts for anyone who wants to keep up with what's going on and join in with discussions about their area or interests.
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.
Blaenau Gwent CBC on Facebook - Join to read newsfeeds, RSVP on local events, browse photos and watch video.
We also have facebook pages for:
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 tweets.
@BlaenauGwentCBC on Twitter - Latest news, jobs and events from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.
We also have twitter accounts for:
Flickr is a powerful social networking site that uses photos to link people together.
YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view, share and comment on video clips.
Blaenau Gwent CBC on YouTube - A wide range of video clips from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.
LinkedIn is the leading online professional directory of individuals and companies. Individuals use LinkedIn for professional networking, connecting, and job searching. Companies use LinkedIn for recruiting and for providing company information to prospective employees.
LinkedIn members can search for jobs, join groups, research companies, and network with members of their network. Companies can post information about the company and job listings on company pages. Companies can also contact LinkedIn members for recruiting purposes.
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, 're-pin' images to their own pinboards, or 'like' photos.