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Social media

In this age of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, our visitors are keen for a range of ways to visit us and our collections, and they are also keen to share their views and ideas about our collections. A post about an item in the collection can gain great interest and encourage people to visit the organisation. These posts tend to be fun and offer viewers the opportunity to engage with your organisation

If you have photographs with unidentified people in them, consider using social media to allow the community to help you with identification. ‘Crowdsourcing’ helps an organisation to build a more complete picture of their collections and history of their communities. Social media posts often generate great interest with people identifying who might be in images, but also sharing their stories of events from history that happened in the community.

Guides to getting started

Getting started with Twitter
Getting started with Facebook
Getting started on Instagram
Using social media to promote your digital collections