In 1993, shortly after the NAFTC first began, an NAFTC website was created. In 2005, the NAFTC eNews was added, providing top industry and consortium news. Now in 2009, the NAFTC has joined the world of social media with the addition of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.
“We’re still keeping all of the former means of communication, both online and in print, but with the addition of the social media sites, the NAFTC is hoping to make it easier for NAFTC members, industry representatives, and consumers to connect and share knowledge with one another,” said Judy Moore, Director of Communications at the NAFTC. “We also feel sure these sites will help us to reach more people, therefore ultimately creating additional interest in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles,” added Moore.
A few of the most well-known social networking sites include Facebook and MySpace, which allow people to join groups they’re interested in so they can receive updated information more easily. By logging onto NAFTC’s Facebook and MySpace pages, those interested can watch videos, view and share photos, access links to other resources, and take part in discussions on various alternative fuels related topics.
In addition to Facebook and MySpace, the NAFTC has also recently connected to LinkedIn and Twitter, which are somewhat different in purpose.
“Some people may prefer to access a social media site that is more professional. That’s why we included LinkedIn. It is a way to connect professionally, to network and to find information on companies and people that might be of interest,” explained Moore.
Finally, Twitter is a quick and easy way to get up-to-date information on what’s going on at the NAFTC and in the alternative fuels and automotive industries. In just 140 characters or less, the NAFTC will relay information to “followers” on a daily basis including news articles and training updates.
Al Ebron, NAFTC Executive Director said, “Alternative fuels technology can only progress if we educate one another and keep open lines of communication. With all of the new and exciting ways to communicate, we hope to provide a place where we can share information with others and they can share information with us.”
You can make sure you get the latest news and information on the NAFTC and alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by adding us to one or all of your networks. For those who are not already members of these social media sites, you can still access the information by clicking on the links below.