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Using facebook & twitter to connect with students

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Overview of using Facebook and Twitter to connect with students for University Support Staff

Overview of using Facebook and Twitter to connect with students for University Support Staff

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  • 1. Using Facebook & Twitter to connect with students Guidance for University Support Services
  • 2. What is Facebook? • A free online social networking service • Users register, create a personal profile and add other users as friends • Friends share messages, photos, videos and web links • Users can also join common-interest groups • …and create pages to promote a local business, an organisation, a product, artist or cause • Users connect to pages and receive notifications of new posts through ‘liking’ them • See ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook’ from Mashable.com
  • 3. What is Twitter? • A free online social networking service. See Twitter in Plain English • Users register, create a short personal bio/ profile and follow like-minded users • ‘Tweets’ are shared updates which are only 140 characters in length • They can include links to webpages and pictures • …and can be great for getting breaking news, sharing tips, solving problems and discussing issues • See ‘The Twitter Guide Book’ by Mashable.com
  • 4. Plymouth University Guidelines • Social Media Strategy and Guidelines (University log-in required) • Advice on using Social Networks (University log-in required) – Facebook Pages for Educators – Twitter Basics Glossary – Twitter Guidance for help and support email tel@plymouth.ac.uk

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