Social Media in Cathays

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Wikipedia has an entry on Cathays [1], which describes it as 'a district in the centre of Cardiff, capital of Wales. It is an old suburb of Cardiff established in 1875. It is very densely populated and contains many older terraced houses giving it a Victorian era atmosphere.'

Although there's still a lot more work to do collecting and sorting information on the extent of internet use by people associated with Cathays, the following tables give a flavour of the range, and scale, of some of the different channels adopted by the organisations that have some presence in the area.

Total Private Public Third
No.of Organisations


1347 30 63
No. with email 46 7 1 37
No. with Website URL 674 608 12 49
No. on Facebook 33 9 2 19
No. on Flickr 4 0 0 4
No. in Google+ 2 0 1 1
No. in Linkedin 4 0 0 3
No. in Pinterest 3 1 0 2
No. with RSS Blog Feed 10 0 0 10
No. on Twitter 42 12 2 28
No. on YouTube 9 0 1 8


Apart from the many websites, a large proportion of which have individual references elsewhere in this wiki, the following links are of particular interest for Connect Cathays.

Website Home Page Wiki Page
Cathays Community Centre Cathays Youth & Community Project
Dalton Street Centre Dalton Street Day Centre
Maindy Centre Cardiff City Council - Maindy Centre
Cathays Library Cathays Library
Roath Local History Society Roath Local History Society
Friends of Cathays Cemetery Friends of Cathays Cemetery
Cardif and Vale info - Cathays Cardif and Vale info - Home Page

Facebook Groups

Facebook Group Link No. of Members Jan 2014 Wiki Page
Connect Cathays 62 Connect Cathays
Connect Cathays Events 1
Friends of Cathays Terrace 2 Friends of Cathays Terrace
Friends of Crwys Road 1 Friends of Crwys Road
Friends of Woodville Road 6 Friends of Woodville Road
Cathays Liberal Club 21 Cathays Liberal Club
Cathays RFC (closed) 77 Cathays Rugby Football Club
Cathays Cons AFC (closed) 62 Cathays Conservative AFC
Cardiff Community Informatics Network 26 Cardiff Community Informatics Network

Facebook Pages

Facebook Page Link No. of Followers Jan 2014 Wiki Page
The Cardiff Story 852 The Cardiff Story Museum
Cynefin Cardiff 88 Cynefin
Maindy Centre 2,238 Maindy Centre
Cathays Youth and Community Centre 143 Cathays Youth & Community Project
Embassy Cafe 365 Embassy Cafe
Cardiff Digs 430 Cardiff Digs
I Remember Old Cardiff 18,139 I Remember Old Cardiff - Cathays Photo Collection
Cathays Labour 89 Cathays Labour Party
Cardiff Central Labour 33 Cardiff Central Labour Party
Sherman Cymru 2,023 Sherman Theatre
Cathays High Through The Ages 849 Cathays High Through The Ages

Facebook Landmarks

Facebook Landmark Page Link Wiki Page
Central Rail Station] Cardiff Central Station
Queen Street Rail Station Queen Street Rail Station
Central Library Central Library
Cathays Cemetery] Cathays Cemetery
Cathays Park Cathays Park
Bute Park Bute Park
Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle
Cathays High School Cathays High School
Cathays Terrace Cathays_Terrace
Cathays Surgery Cathays Surgery
Cathays Dental Practice Cathays Dental Practice
Cathays Library Cathays Library Fairoak Road
Cathays Lib's Cathays Liberal Club
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Twitter Link No. of Followers Jan 2014 Wiki Page
Connect Cathays 324 Connect Cathays
Keep It Cathays 128 Keep It Cathays
Maindy Centre 539 Cardiff Council - Maindy Centre
Embassy Cafe 860 Embassy Cafe
Friends of Bute Park 230 Friends of Bute Park
Woodville Pharmacy 103 Woodville Road Pharmacy
Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) 1,779 Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC)
Cardiff Community Informatics Network 205 Cardiff Community Informatics Network
Cardiff Hyperlocals 3 Cardiff Hyperlocals


Google+ Home Page Wiki Page
Connect Cathays Connect Cathays


Blog Home Page Wiki Page
Connect Cathays Connect Cathays
Keep It Cathays Keep It Cathays


Flickr Home Page No. of Photos Jan 2014 Wiki Page
Grassroots 440 Grassroots (Cardiff) Ltd


Pinterest Home Page No. of Followers Jan 2014 Wiki Page
Connect Cathays 6 Connect Cathays


Linkedin Home Page No. of Members Jan 2014 Wiki Page
Connect Cathays 1 Connect Cathays
Cathays Retail Regeneration 3 Cathays Retail Regeneration