Tuesday June 18, 2013

I thought I’d take a few moments of your time to describe the different social media platforms The Berkshire Eagle utilizes each day. While some sites get used more often than others, we’re putting our best feet forward to deliver content to our readers on the digital stages.

First, and most obvious, is Facebook (facebook.com/berk
shire.eagle). The Eagle has a little more than 9,300 "likes" on our page, and we continue to see a growth in readership here every day. Though we’re still working on what works in order to grab your attention, we see people interacting with us here constantly. Sharing photos, giving us story tips, expressing your opinions or telling us of something displeasing are all ways that are helping us get to know our audience better.

But did you know we have more than one Eagle-related Facebook page? Berkshire Eagle Sports (facebook.com/BerkshireEagleSports) and Berkshires Week (facebook.
com/pages/Berkshires-Week) are also striving to get the latest sports and culture news out into the world. Check out their pages to see what’s cooking for the summer sports season or what to do culturally in the county.

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Aw, Twitter. Yes, we’re all on there, too. We have our main account @Berkshire Eagle, our sports account @EagleSportsZone, and our Berkshires Week account, @BerkshiresWeek.


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All of our newsroom employees have Twitter handles, too. To find them, visit berkshireeagle.com/contactus.

On Twitter, we like to link to the bigger stories, as well as breaking news as we hear about it. We’re also sharing on tweets that we think are valuable to our readership. In sports, follow along with one of our reporters as they cover a game live. And look for feature stories from Berkshires Week.

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I’m not sure how many people utilize Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/
berkshireeagle) for anything other than fashion, DIY ideas and recipes, but The Eagle is looking to bring you into the news with our pins of breaking, local, sports and Berkshires Week boards. Sure, we like to throw in a recipe or two here and there, but we’re aiming to create a greater readership by pinning visually interesting stories here.

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If you have a Gmail account, you’re probably linked to a Google+ account (http://bit.ly/
1bMRIhY). We’re on there, too! Though our audience is small here, our circles are ever-expanding to include coworkers, Digital First Media team members and county residents.

Unless I’m forgetting a social platform, and aside from reading us at www.berkshireeagle.com, this is how to get your Berkshire County news on your computer, smartphone or tablet. For the most complete digital news from The Eagle, search "Berkshire Eagle" for our news apps for iPhone and iPad in the Apple Store or for Android in the Google Play Store.

Come share your news with us, because your photos and stories are what make our newsroom whole.