From the start, OPEN Glasgow has built up a lot of positive engagement through Twitter @openglasgow reaching over 1,300 followers by January 2014.

The Twitter engagement has led to many strong connections from people with a wide range of interests: from cycling, open data and open approaches to mapping, innovation and technology, sustainability, local issues, public sector, and other cities around the world.

It is important to continue to widen OPEN Glasgow’s reach through other social media platforms, in particular Facebook.

The short-term aim is to spread the word about the first hackathon which will take place on February 21st – 23rd 2014:

  • The event page functionality would allow participants to share the event with their friends and invite them to participate.
  • While Twitter allows quick conversations, Facebook acts as a crossover between engagement and content, allowing users to follow a series of conversations or the progress of the project as a whole.

Further down the line, OPEN Glasgow will be able to use the Facebook page to make sure other parts of the project, such as the literacy programme and the engagement hubs, reach out to everyone who lives, works and travels in Glasgow.

So without further ado, let us introduce: OPEN Glasgow Facebook Page. Like it and tell us what you think. What are you interested in, what would you like to know?