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Yellowstone National Park Announces Social Media Presence

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Date: July 6, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
July 6, 2012                12-048    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015


Yellowstone National Park Announces Social Media Presence

America's first national park is pleased to announce its presence on several popular social media Web sites.

Yellowstone is now using a variety of popular social media sites to help expand the park's reach of public information and better connect with the park's worldwide audiences through advancing new media technology.

Not only will there be blog posts, podcasts, photos and video more readily available of favorite park sights and sounds, there will also be valuable information posted daily about wildlife viewing safety, road closures and other necessities to help visitors make the most of their vacation.

For the past few years the park has maintained a Twitter account, which was initially set up to provide wildland fire information. Since that time the park has gained more than 13,000 followers and now tweets information on everything from road and weather conditions to wildlife and geyser updates. With the addition of Facebook, Flickr and YouTube presences, the park now has a variety of avenues to reach its friends across the globe. Within the first few days of launching its Facebook page, "likes" for Yellowstone numbered nearly 40,000. 

The primary online repository for much of the park's trip planning and other information will continue to be the park's Web site at www.nps.gov/yell. That is where the majority of trip planning information requests from public forums like Facebook will ultimately be referred. The rest, park officials are optimistic, will be vibrant, insightful conversation about one of America's most treasured national parks.  

Follow Yellowstone at:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/YellowstoneNPS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/YellowstoneNPS
YouTube: www.youtube.com/YellowstoneNPS
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/YellowstoneNPS

- www.nps.gov/yell -

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