Since LongIsland.com’s site redesign in March of 2012, the number of social media fans for the site has continued to grow rapidly. This month, LongIsland.com’s number of Twitter followers surpassed 10k, and is continuing to grow in number.
Kings Park, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Since being revamped in March of 2012, LongIsland.com has continued to become more active in the local community, and online through its social media pages, which are regularly updated with the latest headlines, contests, and news on the site. This month, the site’s Twitter Page, @longisland, surpassed 10,000 followers, with more Twitter accounts following LongIsland.com’s updates daily.
LongIsland.com, which has been established as a local online resource since 1996, has expanded to include more news coverage, a broader events calendar, and additional resources since its acquisition by Long Island Media in 2010. In conjunction with these updates and expansions, LongIsland.com also entered the world of social media, where local stories, photos, and community updates are shared with the site’s fans and followers, who often converse over the latest local topics utilizing these social media pages. Since the relaunch of LongIsland.com less than a year ago, the number of followers, shares, and “likes” that the site has had has grown astronomically, with locals looking to spread the latest about Long Island through their social media pages. Nowhere has this been more apparent than Twitter, where LongIsland.com quickly has gained over 10,000 followers, who reply and re-tweet to posts daily.
The advent of social media has made it easier than ever before for community sites such as LongIsland.com to interact with their fans, and open up conversations about topics of local importance. Long Island Media has been able to use this growing platform to their advantage, as they rebuild and re-brand LongIsland.com, the site that has once again become Long Island’s go-to resource for news, events, and the best local dining, entertainment, nightlife and business listings.
This rise in social media presence is a testament to just how popular the site has become since the redesign, and how many locals rely on it for information and regular local updates. By utilizing social media to communicate with the local community at large, LongIsland.com has been able to stay ahead of the curve, and solidify its online identity as the go-to resource for Long Islanders.