Thursday 31st January 2013

DUMBARTON’S Twitter feed now has well over 2,000 ‘followers’, and its up-to-the-minute reports are helping to create increased interest in the progress of both the team and the club.

The 2,000-follower landmark for Sons’ official presence on the increasingly popular social media site, which is used by over 500 million people, was passed a few days ago.

Twitter is a free digital service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, using phones, laptops and other mobile devices. Web links can also be included, and discussions followed through #hashtags.

Dumbarton’s Twitter feed (@DumbartonFC) has been boosted by regular updates on matchdays, usually provided by Jack Crawford. These enable fans anywhere in the world to follow Sons games as they happen, mostly getting the story out ahead of conventional news sites.

Webmaster and club director Alan Findlay also makes sure that the latest DFC news is immediately tweeted, and answers queries from users.

The service, a partnership between the club and the Sonstrust, complements our regularly updated website, the newly-revived Sons TV and the SonsView matchday magazine as unrivalled sources of information about your favourite team.

Access Dumbarton FC’s Twitter account at, or through the window on the right-hand side of this screen.

Simon Barrow

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