You like us; you really, really like us -- on Facebook

By David Rookhuyzen / ADOT Communications

100000th like on FacebookADOT's Facebook page has hit a big milestone as the 100,000th person has decided to click that "Like" button.

While being told someone new likes you is always a nice ego boost, what this represents is even better.

Because all those likes mean you see our page and posts as valuable, worth your time and helpful. And that's everything that those who oversee our social media accounts strive to be. While Twitter is our vehicle for immediate, up-to-date traffic information, Facebook is a great tool to get the word out about upcoming construction, highway closures and the latest transportation news. It's also a great space to share photos and videos, even our weekly "Where in AZ?" quizzes.

We've even been known to crack a joke or two and point out when we happened to catch a bird, or a dog or even a lightning strike on camera. 

There have been a lot of transportation-related posts up on our page over the years, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Do dust storms make you wax poetic? Then you might remember early on when we held a Haboob Haiku contest on our social media channels to promote dust storm safety.
  • We also had a puppy named "Dottie" in honor of us after employees at our Traffic Operations Center found the poor pup on State Route 51. Not only did they get her safely off the freeway, but the resulting attention from the posts on our social media led to her adoption as well.
  • Of course, there was that one time on New Year's Day 2015 when we joked about maybe spotting a family of sasquatches along State Route 260 near Heber
  • Speaking of New Year's Day, this message board from a couple years later really struck home, as it is now our most liked post ever.

So what's next? Well, there's a lot more to post about transportation and we'll keep doing it, just as long as you like.

 

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