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    What's Your Fave Park's Facebook Status? National Parks Steadily Accumulate FB Fans

    fileHere's a follow-up to a question we posed in April: Which national parks have the most Facebook fans? Early this year the National Park Service issued official guidance for cultivating social media outreach, and several parks subsequently launched Facebook pages. Some parks (Glacier National Park, for instance) were ahead of that curve, creating Facebook pages long before 2012. Since late April both Yellowstone National Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park (the latter park near my home turf ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 27, 2012 4:17 PM & Tagged facebook, national parks and social media | permalink | Comments

    Name Those Formations: How Many High Points Can You ID in This Zion Skyline?

    fileZion National Park is sporting an eye-catching Facebook photo these days. After visiting the park last summer it got me wondering: Where was it shot? Do all those high points have a name? Sarah Stio, a Visual Information Assistant at Zion, tells me she clicked the pic in Springdale Town Park, about 3 miles west of Zion's south entrance:Sarah kindly provided an additional photo that identifies many of the prominent points on display. See how many you can pick out before clicking here to see the ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 19, 2012 3:33 PM & Tagged Bryce Canyon, facebook, national parks and zion | permalink | Comments

    Free Entry to National Parks This Weekend; What's Your Fave Park's Facebook Status?

    fileReminder: No entrance fees will be collected at any national park this weekend as National Park Week (April 21-29) wraps up. When pondering or planning a national park visit, do you use Facebook as a reference tool? The National Park Service is increasing the amount of attention it places on social media platforms, and Facebook is one area of recent emphasis. NPS spokeswoman Kathy Kupper says the National Park Service office in Washington, D.C., issued official social media guidelines a few ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on April 27, 2012 8:40 PM & Tagged facebook, national parks, social media and twitter | permalink | Comments

    Smartphones in the Outdoors: Do They Belong?

    Last month, professional climber Tommy Caldwell posted to Facebook, "Feels crazy up here with this 40 mph up draft tonight. I hope it blows me right up this pitch …" By "up here," Caldwell meant his hanging camp located over 1,000 ft. up the side of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Caldwell was attempting to free climb what will likely be the hardest route on El Capitan if it is completed, and he provided live updates along the way with his iPhone. The New York Times recently ...

    Posted by Joe P. on December 15, 2011 2:08 PM & Tagged Climbing, Tommy Caldwell, Yosemite, facebook and iPhone | permalink | Comments

    Update: REI Now Donates $50 to Local Nonprofits per Facebook Places Check-in

    fileREI just made it easier to give back this holiday season. You may recall that last month REI announced our participation in the launch of Facebook Deals, providing customers special promotions when using Facebook Places to check in to participating businesses. For REI, this meant supporting our local nonprofit partners—such as San Diego Coastkeeper and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, to name a few—with an ongoing $1 donation for each check-in. Beginning today, REI is increasing the ...

    Posted by Bethany H on December 15, 2010 12:50 PM & Tagged Deals, Facebook Places, REI Store, facebook, nonprofit and rei | permalink | Comments

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