Getting the word out: Tri-State communities band together with social media & in IRL (in real life)

CINCINNATI - On the night of the Feb. 4 ice storm, an Anderson Township woman's bulldog slipped beneath the fence of her home and got out into the harsh conditions.

She contacted Greg Harshfield, the owner of Around Anderson Township, a blog and social media network that helps keep neighbors in the know about the community.

“She sent me a picture of her dog, and asked me to get the word out,” Harsfield explained, adding the correspondence occurred through both email and Twitter.

“I posted it on Facebook and I posted it on Twitter, and noticed the reach was 14,000,” Harshfield said. “That’s when I realized (social media presence) is getting serious."

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