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Published October 29, 2009, 08:37 AM

West Fargo school district launches its own Twitter page

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The West Fargo school district is embracing the social networking world, launching its own Twitter page this week. It's the first district in the metro to have one.

By: Christina Vaughn, WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The West Fargo school district is embracing the social networking world, launching its own Twitter page this week. It's the first district in the metro to have one.

West Fargo wants to keep communication open, and with this new page, school leaders hope the district will be more connected than ever. District leaders chose Twitter because of the short and quick messages.

The page's administrator says people who follow the site now have the opportunity to be in the loop, and know the little tid-bits going on within the district. School leaders are encouraging parents, alumni and students to follow them on Twitter; they can even set it up to get updates on their cell phones.

“It’s not going to replace the standard means of communication, like the telephone and our website, but as a way to enhance communication and reach one more group, maybe that group that doesn't check the website or doesn't read the newspaper.”

Other districts in the metro have discussed joining in with West Fargo and launching a Twitter page, but so far, none of them have any solid plans to do it.

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