W.Va. cities slowly but surely getting in on social media

September 2, 2014 by Matt Murphy

The number of West Virginia city governments on social media continues to increase, slowly but surely.

On Aug. 20, Charleston became one of the more recent cities to create a Facebook page (though the city had been on Twitter for some time).

City governments in West Virginia range from the extreme ends of the “connectivity” spectrum. Some cities, like Cedar Grove, don’t even have e-mail access (at least not as of 2013), while others, like Huntington, have a very active media presence.

The topic has bubbled up a few times in the muni government realm, including at the West Virginia Municipal League’s annual conference in August.

I’ve tried to make a list of West Virginia cities and their social media accounts below. I know there will be some I miss (especially outside Kanawha County), so please point out omissions or e-mail me at matt.murphy@dailymailwv.com.

This list is only for city or county government accounts, and doesn’t include other pages, like for police or fire departments.

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Kanawha County

Charleston – FacebookTwitter

Dunbar – Facebook

South Charleston – Facebook

 

Other counties

Bluefield – Facebook

Charles Town – Facebook

Clarksburg – FacebookTwitter

Fairmont – FacebookTwitter

Huntington – FacebookTwitter

Morgantown – Twitter

Parkersburg – FacebookTwitter

Wheeling – FacebookTwitter

 

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