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Get BBC Derby updates via Twitter and Facebook

BBC Derby on Twitter
Twitter can be accessed from the web or via your mobile phone

BBC Derby is updated across the week with the latest news, sport, features, photo galleries and a whole lot more from where you live.

The BBC Derby Twitter feed is a quick and easy way to get these updates as and when they happen.

For each new update we provide a headline, a quick summary and a link to the full story.

You don't have to sign up to Twitter to see the feed - you can view it via: http://www.twitter.com/bbcderby or you can follow our dedicated sports feed http://www.twitter.com/bbcderbysport with news of the Rams, the Brewers and Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

But to get the best from our feed, use your Twitter account to "follow" us - that way you'll be able to see BBC Derby updates whenever you log on to Twitter.

Each link is provided via a special "shortening" service, so it may start with an unfamiliar name like "bit.ly". You can be sure, though, that all our links point to BBC Derby content.

Follow BBC Radio Derby's presenters on Twitter

You can also get the latest tweets from Phil Trow, Aleena Naylor, Colin Bloomfield and political reporter Chris Doidge

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What is Twitter?

Twitter is what's known as a "microblogging" service. This simply means it's a way of sending and reading short text updates - either from people or from organisations (like BBC Derby).

Twitter became famous when stars like Stephen Fry and Oprah Winfrey started using it to communicate directly with their fans.

Signing up to Twitter is free.

Once signed up, you can choose to "follow" (i.e. see updates from) as many other Twitter users as you like.

You can access Twitter from the web or via your mobile phone. Costs of accessing via phone will vary depending on your mobile tariff.

Twitter isn't the only microblogging service (though it's by far the most popular). Others include Plurk, Jaiku and identi.ca

The Derbyshire 'Twibe'

In addition, you can also follow BBC Derby and many other Derbyshire people and organisations via the Derbyshire Twibe .

Twibes are a relatively new addition to the web and are basically groups of followers with a common interest in a certain topic - in this case, Derbyshire! Take a look and see - the Derbyshire Twibe will grow with time!

Phil on Facebook

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BBC Radio Derby Breakfast presenter Phil Trow is also available via Facebook.

You can also become a fan of BBC Radio Derby on Facebook.



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