Social media best practices for women's basketball teams
Microblogs/Status Updates Multimedia Tumblr Twitpic Posterous Lockerz Twitter Google+ Instagram TwitvideoSocial Media Communities YouTube Pinterest Facebook Digg Liveblogging And Social Media Coverage YouTube CoveritliveLive streaming for Chirpstory interviews/events Hashtag compilations Spreecast Fan blogs UStream
Create a social media strategy that includes status updates, photos and video and tells fans positive and inspiring stories about your players. Use the scheduling capabilities of software to have regular updates pushed to your feed.
Player and Staff Collective Engagement Twitter interviews Facebook Q&As Full participation in Twitter campaigns
Alumni Engagement Alumni who tweet/engage on Facebook the most Who do they follow? Follow them. Official school/Department Twitter feeds/Facebook pages
College Community Involvement Where do you go for lunch? Where do you shop? What are you favorite haunts? Add them to your Facebook and Twitter Tweet to them about game updates, etc.
Privacy and Other IssuesLocked or private accounts does notequal private.Keep an eye on player tweets – foullanguage, derogatory messages aboutother playersStay away from politicsCommon sense, think before you post
Issues with Social Media Apps and Software So-called “hacking” usually stems from user error Change your password often Stick with brand name applications Limit the number of apps that have access to your accounts
The View From the Media Most schools severely underutilize the power of social media. Social media and online publications are here to stay. Deal with it.