As of January 19th, CatholicTV, which turned 55 on January 1st, 2010 has 5084 Twitter followers and 3015 Facebook fans. Both the 5000 and 3000 marks were crossed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
CatholicTV started using Twitter and Facebook in 2009 and many employees have submitted “tweets”. The tweets keep fans of CatholicTV up to date on the daily happenings at CatholicTV and can range from simple events like “Father Reed is getting ready for Mass” to “CatholicTV just launched an iPhone app!”.
CatholicTV also uses Facebook, not only to announce news and events to “fans” but also to communicate and even receive ideas from fans. For instance, on January 18, 2010 one fan, Jeff Ferguson said “I would love to see this [a CatholicTV application] available for Android phones!”
Fr. Robert Reed, Director of CatholicTV sees CatholicTV and its viewers as a family. He recently said, “The CatholicTV Network is a unique family that stretches across the United States and among many viewers internationally at CatholicTV.com. The CatholicTV family is strengthened and informed by our elaborate and always fresh Facebook page and our very active Twitter account. We really like to keep people informed about what's coming up on CatholicTV.”
CatholicTV’s Twitter account can be found at http://twitter.com/CatholicTV
CatholicTV’s Facebook account can be found at www.Facebook.com/CatholicTV