On Facebook and Twitter

As well as this website, we are embracing the world of Web 2.0 and spreading our virtual wings!

On Facebook

Join up as a fan and join in the fun at I ♥ Lake District Facebook page (opens in new window) or www.facebook.com/lakedistrictnationalpark

Here you can keep up to date with the latest news, swap photos and videos of this amazing place.

On Twitter

Our Twitter feeds are a great way to hear the latest:

lakedistrictnpa

This is our general Twitter feed with pithy, snack-sized snippets about what's happening in the National Park and retweets on topics ranging from owl poo to competitions.

twitter.com/lakedistrictnpa (opens in new window)

brockhole

Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre (opens in new window) overlooking Windermere is a great way to to get a taste of Lakes. This account gives you the lowdown on offers, weather and what's happening at England's first ever National Park Visitor Centre.

twitter.com/brockhole (opens in new window)

conistonboating

Offering boat and bike hire, it's all go at Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window). A great way to see special offers and some stunning photos straight from the shoreline!

twitter.com/conistonboating (opens in new window)

LakesRangers

Hear it first from the guys and girls on the ground! Work and weather updates and a great insight into the special role of Rangers.

twitter.com/LakesRangers (opens in new window)

brockholedev

We want Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre to be a world-class visitor attraction. Read the latest news from the Brockhole Redevelopment Team.

twitter.com/brockholedev (opens in new window)

LakesChief

This is the feed for Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority and life-long fan of all things mountainous. Find out what he's been getting up to and gain an insight into life at the top, sometimes quite literally...

twitter.com/LakesChief (opens in new window)

What's it all about?

Facebook

Real-life equivalent: a village noticeboard for a person, family or organisation with news, photos, videos and section where messages can be left.

Background: There are many social networking sites, but the most popular and the most geographically far-reaching is Facebook. Facebook is named after the paper ‘facebooks’ of mugshots given to new students in American colleges as a way to get to know other people on campus.

Users have a profile where they can post messages, photos and videos. They can show it to the world or restrict it to their nominated friends. People form fan clubs or groups that others can sign up to.

Twitter

Real-life equivalent: regular text message throughout the day updating you on someone’s thoughts. Short and snappy messages.

Background: Twitter was named after the sound of birds calling to each other.

The updates, known as ‘tweets’, can only be a maximum of 140 characters long. That is the same number of characters as is in this paragraph.

New updates appear on the author’s Twitter page and are automatically sent out to people who have signed up, known as followers. Twitter is available on mobile phones as well as PCs. Authors can restrict who sees their updates to friends or let anyone subscribe. Updates can be delivered online or by text message on mobile phones. Users can then make their own comments.