Monday, July 13th, 2009

Morris County is now on Twitter, using the free social messaging service as another method of keeping county residents up to date on county government issues and events.

Those who chose to receive county government updates via Twitter are “followers of MorrisCountyNJ,” and the updates they receive are called “tweets.”

Followers of MorrisCountyNJ will get tweets from The Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county government’s Public Information Office, the Park Commission, and the Prosecutor’s Office. MorrisCountyNJ tweets also include breaking news items from the Prosecutor’s office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers Crime of the Week, county library events, health information and major additions to county Web sites.

An individual may register to follow MorrisCountyNJ on Twitter by visiting the county government Web site, www.co.morris.nj.us, and clicking on the blue Twitter Bird in the upper right corner of the home page, or by going directly to http://twitter.com/morriscountynj and clicking “Join today.”

Twitter joins the county Web site and the Morris County Connections E-mail Alert as tools being used by the Morris County Freeholders to provide county residents with easy ways of keeping informed.