Hillsborough Township’s presence in Social Media
We communicate with our residents via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Nixle and Honeywell Instant Alert. Here is a brief overview of the channels we use.
Hillsborough Township www.twitter.com/HillsboroughTwp
Police Department www.twitter.com/htpdnj
Recreation Department www.twitter.com/hillsboroughrecTweets by HillsboroughTwp
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Typically postings include links to more information. The benefit of Twitter is that you can quickly scan posts and then click a link for more information.
With Twitter, you can “follow” people or organizations of interest. When you “follow” someone, their tweets (postings) appear on your Twitter page or in a Twitter app on your smartphone. Because the messages are limited to 140 characters, posts can be scanned quickly.
Reading tweets is like reading the subject lines of email. Twitter is a great way to receive updates on openings, closings, meeting dates & times, links to press releases, and emergency notifications.
How do I sign up? To get an account of your own, visit Twitter.com and sign up. Then, go to any of the twitter addresses listed above and click “Follow”. Postings from the feeds you follow will appear on your Twitter homepage.
Recreation Department www.facebook.com/hillsboroughnjrecreation
Facebook is a community. Individuals become friends, share information about themselves, what they’re doing and their interests. Facebook users can upload photos, videos, send direct emails to other Facebook users, comment on what others have said, play games, support causes, and more. Security can be set so that anyone can see postings, or just friends, or friends of friends. People can “like” organization or company pages.
Posts, or status updates, appear on an individual’s timeline and are seen by those with whom the individual has shared the posting. A major benefit is being able to share, with your friends, information someone has shared with you.
How do I sign up? If you just want to read what’s on our page without commenting, you do not need an account; simply go to Facebook.com and search for any of our pages. If you want to “like” or comment on any of our pages, go to Facebook.com and sign up for an account .
Flickr is a photo gallery site. The Hillsborough Township photo gallery has multiple albums. Within each collection are sets related to a particular category. Hillsborough’s photo galleries are set up in various collections: Community Photo Corner, Township Committee Meetings, Hillsborough Business Association, and more.
How do I sign up? You don’t need an account to view our photographs on Flickr. Just visit our Flickr page to see our photo collection.
YouTube allows people to discover, watch and share videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators large and small.
Hillsborough Township’s YouTube channel is home to videos from events held by the Township, videos of Township Meetings and our very own web television series, “Hillsborough – The Good Life!”. The benefit of YouTube is sharing! Please share our videos.
How do I sign up? You don’t need a YouTube account to view our videos. Just visit our YouTube page. If you want to be notified when we put up new videos, sign up for a YouTube account so you can subscribe to our channel.
Swift911 delivers brief, informational messages to residents via text message, email and phone message. Messages range in from updates on upcoming events to emergency notifications and closures.
How do I sign up?
- Go to https://portalv4.swiftreach.com/portal.aspx?c=202483 (also available from the Township’s website at www.hillsborough-nj.org and Click the link to the Swift911 system).
- Click the “Register Now” at the top of the page.
- Complete all of the required information.
- Upon completion of the registration, you will receive an email with a confirmation code from SwiftReach Networks link to confirm your profile.