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UK Local Council Twitter Followers

FYI – This list was not compiled to measure a twitter accounts success by its followers, it was merely created so it can automatically update the details for me since numbers can change daily. It was an easy option to keep up to date with the data. So hope it doesn’t come across as a competition! It is just  source of information.

Thanks to the lovely Dominic Campbell from FutureGov Consultancy who let me in on a nice new widget called TwitterLeague at http://www1.twitterleague.com/, we can now view the UK Local Council Twitter follower updates automatically. Thanks Dom! 🙂

For Previous post on Status of UK Local Councils on Twitter click here

I was going to look into all accounts and investigate who are those people actually following local council Twitters but was wondering if you guys had any insight to who your followers are? Mind sharing your observations? Please leave your observations in the comment box.

About Liz Azyan

Liz is a CREATIVE digital professional dedicated to helping individuals, governments and businesses realize their digital goals. She offers digital consultancy services on her website LizAzyan.com Liz is also a Google Fellowship Recipient (individuals selected based on their work and initiative in the arenas of technology, politics and social entrepreneurship), an invited expert panel on the Guardian’s Public Leader Network and has spoken at many public events and conferences on the subject of digital engagement.

9 comments

  1. Cheers Liz, fantastic work! Very excited/intrigued/surprised to see my own council (Brighton & Hove) on the list…

    Would be great to know who’s interacting as well, i.e. who are posting @replies, or maybe following people back, etc.

    • Hi Graham, Glad to see you’ve found ur local council on the list. Investigating the followers in something I’ve def want to do. It just requires alot of man hours to do it and am waiting for time to free up so I can get to that. So please stay tuned and bear with me. It will come 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

  2. We are new to the twitterverse, but trying hard to use it as a 2-way conversation tool.

    Feedback is good after the first couple of weeks.

    http://www.twitter.com/yourcroydon

    Followers are a mix of locals and colleagues from other councils or similar bodies.

    john bownas’s last blog post..yourcroydon: @nickwallis is there anywhere online that we can see your item from Croydon today?

    • Hi John,
      Thanks for your link. I’ve just added it onto the list. Using twitter for 2-way conversation tool has always been a challenge. But my tip is possibly start using #croydon on twitter search to find what people in croydon are talking about in croydon. Start using them with your tweets too like what @camdentalking is doing.

      I find it does help to create the conversation with the council’s twitter account. Also start using other hashtags on related issues in Croydon like events and places. It would come really useful when people are actively talking about a subject, say #snowcroydon or #croydonschools. Then you can engage with citizens on the issues that matter to them.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

      Liz

  3. We are new to the twitterverse, but trying hard to use it as a 2-way conversation tool.

    Feedback is good after the first couple of weeks.

    http://www.twitter.com/yourcroydon

    Followers are a mix of locals and colleagues from other councils or similar bodies.

    <abbr>john bownas’s last blog post..yourcroydon: @nickwallis is there anywhere online that we can see your item from Croydon today?</abbr>

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    @liz_azyan Can’t seem to get the Twitterleague to work: [link to post] Is it borked?

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