COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has launched its social media campaign in an effort to provide residents and visitors with information on the great outdoors as well as other department programs, services and events. ODNR can now be found on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The new Facebook page will allow the public to interact with each other as well as ODNR. Fans that choose to “like” this page will not only learn about great outdoor events, but also conservation programs and volunteer activities the department offers across Ohio. To complement the new Facebook page, ODNR will provide updates on its Twitter account, where the public can sign up to receive short, timely messages. Additionally, videos on wildlife, boating, recycling and more can be found on the ODNR YouTube channel.
“We’re excited to expand our communications efforts and provide the public with new venues to discuss natural resources issues,” said ODNR Director Sean Logan. “As technology continues to evolve, our goal is to offer communications to our constituents and other key audiences in a variety of formats that are easy to find and use.”
Social media outlets are becoming increasingly popular among all demographics. Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn, are among the most dominant examples of socialized media. These sites generate a dynamic location that is used to build relationships between individuals and organizations. Facebook.com is listed as the number one most visited website in the world. The social networking site has more than 540 million unique visitors monthly, or 32 percent of the current online population.
To become a member of the ODNR Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/ohiodnr, log in, and click on the “like” button. To follow ODNR on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com/ohiodnr and click “follow.” To acces the ODNR YouTube channel, visit www.youtube.com/theohiodnr.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.