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There’s a reason why more than 75,000 Twitter followers turn to the California Beat when news happens.

We offer immediate, reliable and important news updates through our Twitter account, Facebook page, Tumblr page and website. The Beat wants to be where you are, making it easier to share our stories, photography and multimedia with your social network beyond californiabeat.org.

When breaking news happens, the Bay Area turns to the California Beat: your reliable resource.

Sharing our Pages

Sharing a story, photo or page from the California Beat website is simple. You can find “Share” links at the bottom of every posting right above the comments section. We’ve included the icons to make it easier to share the page with your Twitter followers and Facebook friends. We’ve also included icons for some of the popular content sharing networks including Digg, StumbleUpon, del.icio.us, Technorati and Newsvine.

Twitter

Thousands of Twitter users, including local elected officials, prominent companies and engaged citizens, are following our Twitter account, @californiabeat, an online news update service provided to our readers and Twitter users free of charge as a way to stay connected to our website and receive Bay Area news headlines, traffic & transit updates, and instantaneous breaking news.

When you follow @californiabeat, you will get:

  • Breaking news alerts from around the Bay Area and Northern California.
  • Traffic & transit alerts to help you navigate around potential delays and gridlock.
  • A comprehensive news aggregate service providing followers with important stories from the Bay Area’s respected news organizations.
  • Alerts to California Beat stories, photography and multimedia.

The Beat also maintains a Twitter account dedicated to covering news and information for the city of Oakland, @OaklandBeat. Followers receive tweets about breaking news, current events and content specifically related to Oakland.

To follow @californiabeat and @OaklandBeat on Twitter, you must first sign up for a Twitter account, access our Twitter page and follow our tweets. A how-to guide is accessible from the Twitter website.

Facebook

The Beat encourages first-time and frequent visitors of the website to Like our Facebook page so they can easily share stories within their social networks. Facebook provides a powerful channel to stay updated with the latest California Beat stories, photos and video content since our stories will appear in the news feed once you have liked our page.

Our Facebook page also serves as a forum for discussion of news events and ideas since users are able to comment on our page posts and interact with the Beat’s Facebook community. You’ll also be able to share provocative postings with friends and family directly on Facebook without navigating back to our original website.

To like our Facebook page, log-in to your Facebook profile, access our page and click the “Like” button. Or “Like” the Beat directly off our website where we have included a right-side Facebook widget on this page.

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