Shell Takes a Bold Leap into Social Media, Gains Valuable Perspective

In about two months, energy supermajor Royal Dutch Shell gained a Facebook following of almost 1 million.  The world's largest shipping company, Maersk, now has a following of nearly 300,000 on Facebook.  Chevron has 190,000, and ExxonMobil, in stark contrast, doesn't even have a Facebook page. One might look at these numbers and say, "well, they're both huge global brands … [Read more...]

The US Navy Wants You To Like Them

Today the US Navy asks Facebook users, "Do You Like Us?" and "Do You Want To Play A Game?" These questions might sound like chatter from a school playground but, coming from the Navy the intent is serious. The Navy Office of Information announced Aug. 16 that the official U.S. Navy Facebook page is putting a new spin on an old game by challenging Facebook fans to a virtual … [Read more...]

IMO calls on social media on first ever “Day of the Seafarer”

In celebration of the world's seafarers, the International Maritime Organization is urging the public to turn to their facebook and twitter accounts to help spread the word of this years inaugural "Day of the Seafarer".  From the IMO website: People everywhere are being urged to voice their support for seafarers by using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, by … [Read more...]

“T/S State of Maine” on final voyage

We're sure that there quite a few readers of gCaptain that have fond memories of the T.S. State of Maine (ex USNS Upshur), which is why we wanted to pass along the link to the Facebook page that was recently set up by Captain Larry Wade, Master of the T.S. State of Maine, commemorating the history and memories of the the vessel that served as Maine Maritime training ship for 17 … [Read more...]

Facebook Page: Master of Towing Vessels Association

For those of you on Facebook, check out the new Fan Page, Master of Towing Vessels Association, started by Forum Super Moderator, Doug Pine. Become a Fan The Master of Towing Vessels Association represents the interests of U.S. Coast Guard licensed masters, mates and pilots of towing vessels (Oceans, Near Coastal, Great Lakes/Inland & Western Rivers), with a … [Read more...]