As one of the first World Heritage Sites in the UK to use Twitter as a tool for raising awareness, the experiment is proving successful, and quite fun. Inspired by Ben Dames, the National Trust’s West Dorset Roving Reporter – you may have seen him in his Jurassic Coastin’ campervan – we use twitter to build a following (we now have 1100+ followers), let people know news about the Jurassic Coast, and what events are being held by the partnership. It is also proving to be a great way of building up a new audience of people interested in the World Heritage Site and the area, and getting or testing out new ideas.
Our Facebook page is less intensively used – the team don’t have the resources to do it justice – however, over the coming year we hope to increasingly use it to post photos, details of events, and other fun stuff. There is a non-official Jurassic Coast Facebook page, so please check that it is the official one you are looking at.
How you can get involved:
If you use twitter, follow us on www.twitter.com/jurassic_coast
If you are on facebook, you can ‘Like’ us at www.facebook.com/JurassicCoast
Please also feel free to follow our mate Ben from the National Trust at @jurassiccoastin
Sam Rose, Team Leader