5 posts categorized "Social Media"


Golden Gate: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary via Social Media

Honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge

May 27, 2012 marks 75 years for the Golden Gate Bridge and a wonderful opportunity to recognize the history, beauty, and ingenuity of this famous span. The City and County of San Francisco in cooperation with other regional agencies is launching a 75th anniversary program.

We have started our celebration with a photo contest to celebrate the beauty of the Bridge. The photo contest held on Facebook during the month of April, open to people from all over the world, was a huge success. People submitted, via Facebook, a lot of photos of the Bridge and then voted to select a winner. The great winning photo (shown on the right), submitted by Hanno Botha, shows the Gate emerging from the quiet night sky. Congratulations to Hanno! We also appreciate the effort of everyone who participated.

Visit the City & County of San Francisco on Facebook: http://facebook.com/sf

For more information about the 75th Anniversary celebrations visit: http://goldengatebridge75.org/



ImproveSF Initiative: Mayor Launches Civic Problem Solving Platform

Mayor Launches Civic Problem Solving PlatformMayor Edwin M. Lee today launched ImproveSF, an online social media platform that engages community problem solvers to help solve civic challenges. ImproveSF underscores the Mayor’s commitment to using innovation to provide state of the art access to information, community engagement and government efficiency.

“With shrinking budgets and increasing demand on City services, ImproveSF allows us to engage the creative and entrepreneurial people of our City to help make it work better, smarter and more efficient,” said Mayor Lee. “By embracing innovation, we make San Francisco the ‘Innovation Capital of the World,’ and celebrate and reward the incredible talent and ideas that are fostered here.” Read more.


Mayor Lee Announces Facebook Application for City Services

Mayor Lee Announces Facebook Application for City Services Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco is adding an innovative first-in-the-nation application to the City’s Facebook page, which would allow the public to report basic service issues such as graffiti removal or pothole repairs to the 311 Customer Service Center. Developed through a joint project between the Department of Technology and the 311 Customer Service Center, this Facebook application brings basic City services to the public in an easy and innovative way.

“With nearly 260,000 fans of the City and County of San Francisco, it was necessary to create a better tool to enhance the public experience to connect with our City and report issues through our 311 system so we can take action,” said Mayor Lee. “Social media like Facebook and Twitter have enhanced the public experience for our residents, connected communities, and transformed neighborhoods and businesses.” Read more.


SFPUC launches new website and facebook page for CleanPowerSF

CleanPowerSFIn 2007, San Francisco adopted an energy blueprint with the specific goal of increasing the City's use of clean, renewable power. CleanPowerSF will use voter-approved bonds to finance a substantial increase in solar, wind and other renewable energy resources in and outside the City, all for San Francisco's residential and commercial customers. Read more.

facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/CleanPowerSF


The City of San Francisco is on Facebook

Face Keep informed about the latest news and events of the City and County of San Francisco by joining us on our home on the facebook website. You can also access a number of city services directly from our facebook pages.

Facebook is a free-access social networking website operated by Facebook Inc. that provides the opportunity to interact with users from all over the world. Users can join a variety of networks and causes organized by city, workplace, school, non-profits and from people like yourself. Find out more on our homepage at Facebook.

Visit website (outside of SFGov): http://www.facebook.com/sanfrancisco