Facebook, Twitter, and Text Messages, Oh My!
You might have noticed that We Can Ride is now on Facebook and Twitter! If you haven't noticed, you can see the updates listed on the right side of the We Can Ride homepage (http://www.wecanride.org). Facebook and Twitter are household names lately and if you aren't familiar yet, now's a great time to find out all about Social Networking!
In plain English: Facebook and Twitter allows We Can Ride to reach out to more people all over the world and keep them informed on what's going on with our organization easily and seamlessly!
So what does this mean for you? Simply put, if you want up to the minute notifications of what's going on with We Can Ride, you can sign up for Twitter or Facebook AND get those updates sent directly to your Cell Phone (via text message). Don't worry though, if you don't want to sign up or don't have a cell phone plan that includes text messaging, we won't be posting VITAL information to just these outlets. Class cancellations and things of that sort will still go out via our normal methods (phone calls and emails). These Social Networking sites will just give you a little faster heads up and maybe a little bit of exciting trivia that you might not know about WCR (did you know today is Dreamer's birthday)! WCR will frequently posts last minute requests like "we need substitute sidewalkers!" to Facebook and Twitter. If you get these updates on your phone you'll be able to help out no matter where you happen to be at the time!
Okay sign me up: First thing's first, all updates that go to Facebook also go to Twitter so feel free to sign up for one or the other, or try them both and decide which you like! You can sign up for a Twitter account here: http://twitter.com/ and Facebook is located here: http://www.facebook.com
If you sign up for Twitter you can get We Can Ride updates via SMS by texting "follow wecanride" to your local code (40404 in the US, regular texting rates apply).
If you sign up for Facebook you can follow We Can Ride by going here: http://www.facebook.com/wecanride and if you want to get Facebook updates on your phone there are instructions listed on the Facebook Mobile page.
And that's about all there is to it! We look forward to having you participate!