The Yorkshire Evening Post has surpassed a huge landmark on social media after reaching more than 50,000 ‘likes’ on our Facebook page.
Tens of thousands of readers have now chosen to ‘like’the newspaper’s official page on the online social networking service, which enables users to post statuses and pictures.
By clicking ‘like’ button, users signal to their friends that they approve of the page, which offers readers breaking news with links to stories, promotions, competitions and photography.
Andrew Hutchinson, YEP digital editor, said: “Facebook is a great way for our readers to stay in touch with the latest news and sport delivered straight onto their news feed.
“Come and join our growing Facebook community.”
The YEP also has separate pages on Facebook to promote hyper-local news content covering west, east, south, and north Leeds.
Our Facebook landmark comes just over a month after the YEP reached a milestone on its official Twitter page.
The paper’s Twitter handle @LeedsNews, supported by the hashtag #YEPleeds, reached 100,000 followers in November.
The lightweight social media service encourages users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’.
The YEP now boasts nearly 110,000 followers on Twitter.
Andrew added: “Following your YEP on Twitter is a great way to keep in touch for the very best local news, sport and entertainment delivered on your mobile phone. That means you could be anywhere in the world and still access our high quality content at the touch of a button.” The YEP’s Twitter page provides followers with to a variety of the paper’s content.
Follow your YEP on Twitter @LeedsNews and on Facebook by searching YEP.newspaper