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Tweet, Like and Be SOCIAL!

At VisitPittsburgh we''re dedicated to sharing your good news with our thousands of friends and followers through our various social media channels. Here are five great tips for you as a partner to take advantage of our efforts, and be part of the conversation!

  1. Make sure to "Like" our page on Facebook, we''ll make sure we "Like" you back!
  2. Follow us on Twitter at @vstpgh, again we''ll follow you back!
  3. If you have good news make sure to give us a heads up! Email us at facebook@visitpittsburgh.com with your stories, photos and more.
  4. Ask us questions, we won''t bite. New to the Social Media world? We''re happy to share our experiences and put you in touch with friends who can help.
  5. Get talking! It''s all about the conversation, so talk to us, your fans and followers. Answer questions directed to you and don''t be afraid to start a conversation. Don''t forget to be positive!

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