Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders has added Scribd to the list of social media the board uses to keep county residents informed.

Scribd.com allows for the publication of writings or documents in one location for easy viewing, printing or sharing by the public.

To date, the freeholders have placed 17 publications on Scribd including the county budget; the Directory of County Government Services; Programs and Services for Seniors, Disabled and Veterans in Morris County; the Morris County Tourism Bureau’s Visitors Guide; and the Park Commission’s quarterly publication, Pathways.

Scribd can be easily accessed from the county government Web site, http://www.co.morris.nj.us, or directly at http://www.scribd.com/MorrisCountyNJ .

Morris County government is also on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Each is also accessible from the county Web site, and each uses the name MorrisCountyNJ.

“We want to give Morris County residents as many ways as possible to stay in touch with their county government,” said Freeholder Director Gene Feyl.

Morris has more than 500 “followers” who receive county government updates or “tweets” via Twitter, and over 200 “fans” on its Facebook page.

Visitors to YouTube.com/MorrisCountyNJ can view the freeholder TV show, “Focus on Morris County,” which airs on Cablevision and Comcast cable systems in the county, as well as video from the Morris County Park Commission.

Individuals may also get county government news via e-mail by registering on the county Web site to receive Morris County Connections.