Several of you have asked me about how Facebook works or how to get information sent to you from the website, so I thought I would do a piece on some of the new features of the site, many of which are why we moved to the new format in the first place.
First off, the simplest way to get information sent to you from the website is right at the top where is says “Subscribe to the Feed Via Email.” This simply emails you anytime anyone posts a new article to the website.
Speaking of that, who can write articles? Well, anyone can write an article and send it to me and I’ll get it posted. The longer answer is that members of the board have access and can write and publish directly to the site. ANYONE can comment on an article. If you see an article on the front page of the website you can click it to read the rest of the story. If you have an opinion or a comment, there is an opportunity to leave your thoughts at the bottom of each page. You have to leave us some information and your comment has to be approved (just to make sure random people don’t send in bogus spam) but that happens pretty quickly. This is not meant to replace the Yahoo group, just another opportunity to have a discussion.
We also have a page to submit photos for us to use. This is a great, easy way to get published on the site. I’m going to make every attempt to use the photos in articles. On the form there is an opportunity to tell us the story behind it, if there is any…
So then we get to the social media stuff. By far, the most popular place for social media is Facebook. First thing you’ll need is an account. They are free and you can use it to keep up with all your friends as well as the AYC. Just go to the Facebook homepage and sign up. If you’ve never used Facebook, here is a short video on how to sign up for an account and find and become a fan of the AYC Fan Page.
Now that you have a Facebook account, you can search for the Arizona Yacht Club page using the search bar at the top or you can go directly to www.Facebook.com/arizonayachtclub. Once you are there, you should see something that says “Like” this. It should look like this:
Alternatively, you can open our website www.arizonayachtclub.org and go to to the box on the lower right side and “like” the page there. Once you do that, you will receive status updates to your Facebook homepage. I’ve set it up so that any NEW post also shows up on the Facebook page.
So, the last thing you can do is to “Follow” @AZYTCLB on Twitter.com. Again, you’ll need a Twitter.com account and all you have to do is search for us. Here is our Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/azytclb
If you have questions, please use the comment block at the bottom, because if you have a question, chances are someone else does to! Thanks!