MORE than 10,000 people are today following The Star on Twitter after the milestone figure was smashed yesterday.
The social networking page – where followers can access the latest news, sport and video as well as other features – has reached the landmark after just months of being online.
Followers of The Star on Twitter can see much more than the latest headlines from the paper.
Our reporters are ‘tweeting’ live from events such as Sheffield Council’s budget meeting, the Chesterfield’s victory over Swindon Town at Wembley, Dave Jones’s appointment at Sheffield Wednesday and the Sharrow Lantern Carnival at the weekend.
Readers are also encouraged to share their opinions on developments, such as the possibility of Sheffield having an elected mayor, to help shape future coverage.
And there are the photographs, the letters and the previews that mean readers are the first to know about the local news. Our followers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from football fans, grandparents, community groups and ex-pats.
We thanked them all yesterday and asked why they followed The Star – and what they wanted to see more of.
Sam Schofield said: “I follow because I live in Sheffield and I’m a news junkie.”
Charity Safe at Last added: “We follow for all the latest news. It would be good to have more interaction.”
Now The Star wants to know what you want to see on the Twitter page in the future.
Whether it’s photographs or reader polls, local showbiz or grassroots sport, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact @SheffieldStar on Twitter.