Great Virginia Beach Businesses and People to Follow on Twitter
You think about Twitter as a social platform designed primarily to reach people across the country, even the globe, but businesses who use social media smartly can entertain a strong local following with this handy tool. For all the viral interest in Twitter, the wildfire speed of sharing international news and human interest, users still want to know what’s going on in their own backyard. We may continue to read the paper and check the TV, but Twitter has the potential to reach people in real-time. Open a feed window, check the BlackBerry, and the news is there.
That said, in Virginia Beach you’ll find a multitude of businesses and organizations using Twitter to relay information to locals and tourists. If you want to hold a spontaneous sale or promote upcoming events, Twitter gives you an edge with its companion search engine, which is close to rivaling Google and YouTube as one of the top search platforms on the Internet.
Who in Virginia Beach is on Twitter? Not everybody, but it may seem that way. Locals, restaurants, journalists, government and attractions, if you have an interest in some aspect of the city somebody is tweeting about it. Here are just a few recommended accounts to follow if you’re looking for some news.
@PortFolioWeekly – The arts and entertainment pulse of Virginia Beach, you’ll find updates on local events and interest here
@VisitVirginia – The official Twitter account of Virginia Tourism offers insight on local events and organizations
@theskinnydip – A local frozen yogurt shop chain, The Skinny Dip tweets daily flavor listings for their locations
@CinivaSystems – A local Virginia Beach web design firm, assists locals in the best way to use social media
@WAVY_News – Get the local news direct to your Twitter as it happens.
@CityofVaBeach – Government and local concerns pertaining to the city
@VBPD – the Twitter account of the local police department
@gohrt_com – HR Transit twitters, you’ll find updates on local transportation issues here
@kerrydougherty – Kerry Dougherty writes op-ed for the Virginian-Pilot and enjoys a strong following on and off the Net
@VBGreenDrinks – Social information for eco-minded beach folk
@LynhvnFishHouse – Get the daily specials at this popular Chick’s Beach eatery
@HavanaRedMill – What’s cooking in Red Mill? Havana lends a touch of Caribbean spice to this growing area
@OldBeachFrmrMkt – Into local food? Find out what’s good to eat at our local farmer’s market
@CROCSWineClub – For lovers of the vine, you can find out what’s good to pair with your next meal
@SandlerCenter – The best of Broadway, top concert acts, and dance/drama troupes from around the world are announced regularly on Sandler’s tweeted schedule
@SymphonicityVB – For information on great local concerts
@VaARTSfestival – All things artistic in Virginia Beach, you’ll find noted here
@LiveNationVB – Find out which of the biggest acts in the world are coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater