Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne has joined Twitter, the electronic message service. Twitter enables participants to send short updates called “Tweets” of up to 140 characters. The City of Bayonne will use Twitter to send concise emergency information and other brief announcements.
The City of Bayonne’s Twitter address is #cityofbayonne. Anyone doing a Twitter search will be able to find the municipality’s messages at Twitter.com/cityofbayonne. Bayonne’s Tweets can be texted to cell phones. Phone owners can sign up for the texting service by entering 40404follow_cityofbayonne. Standard text messaging rates will apply.
Smith said, “By joining Twitter, the City of Bayonne will improve our ability to communicate with people who live, work, and do business here. Our municipal Tweets will join our website, TV station, and telephone community notification system as ways of keeping the public informed.”