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Council runs 12-hour tweetathon

Council staff made 194 tweets in 12 hours as part of a tweetathon to raise awareness of their work.The aim of the Slough Borough Council event was to give members of the public an insight into a normal working day at the council.

Staff in all different areas of the council gave residents a sneak peek behind the scenes during the event on May 10.

The tweeting marathon started at 8am and went on until 8pm, giving details of all the events taking place minute by minute in the hundreds of services the council supplies.

Kate Pratt, communications manager at Slough Borough Council, said: “This is a fun way of local people finding out exactly what a day at the council is like.

“It is a peek behind the scenes, to areas they don’t normally see and probably don’t normally think about.

“But it is all those little things which make up the massive range of services we provide residents, businesses and visitors in Slough – and just for one day, people could be a part of it.”

Tweets included: “More nominations for the Local Heroes Olympic tickets have arrived in the afternoon post. There are some incredible people in Slough. In awe.”

The event proved popular with Twitter users, who followed the updates throughout the day and even made their own comments on what was going on.

One follower, Tameena Hussain, said: “Excellent job guys. Great to see all the different areas covered.”

Another follower, John Dickens, said: “Interesting insight into a usual working day. Makes journalism look easy going!”


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