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Social Media
The City of Irvine uses the following social media sites to provide another avenue for residents and businesses to connect with the City in a modern and convenient way.



Facebook is a social network service, which allows users to create a profile, add other users as friends and exchange information.  Users may join common interest groups, such as the one hosted by the City of Irvine.


Twitter, a social networking service, is used as a communication tool designed to keep residents connected to vital City services, information, events and programs.  Users who sign up to receive the City's Twitter posts will get short messages called "tweets" sent to their Twitter page or mobile phones.  Each "tweet" is up to 140 characters per message and provides a quick headline and web link to more detailed information.


YouTube is a user driven, video sharing website.  Adobe Flash Video technology is used to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, and amateur content.  The City’s television station, ICTV uses YouTube to help promote its programming and Irvine initiatives. 



Foursquare is a web and mobile application that allows registered users to connect with friends and update their location. Points are awarded for "checking in" at venues. Users can choose to have their check-ins posted on their Twitter and Facebook accounts.  The City of Irvine uses FourSquare to “shout” information to users and keep them up to date on City events and initiatives.