A Facebook social media takeover by Dubliners
A social media giant has begun to take over social media in Dublin, taking on a new identity as a social media community for the city’s residents.
Dubliners can now easily sign up for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Snapchat Plus and Twitter, but the site will only allow them to create a profile.
The Dublin city council is proposing to set up a new entity, Dublin City Council, to be run by Dublin residents.
Its aim is to bring Dubliners together to share stories, to create social connections, to discuss politics, to share music, arts and culture, and to organise events, according to the council’s website.
The new social media organisation will be a ‘community-led’ organisation with members appointed by the city council and will have a ‘shared ethos’, the council said.
The site, which is being run by the Dublin City and County Council, will allow users to post content, like updates, photographs and videos, with the city as the central authority.
It will also allow for social media users to submit comments, photos, videos, memes and other content, and the site is expected to launch in the coming weeks, according the council.
Facebook has more than 40 million users in Dublin and has already acquired Instagram, Twitter, Instagram Plus, Snapchat and Snapchat Plus.