“And now I am blogging about #Twitter"
the longest time I was anti-twitter. I did not understand the need for
an entire website only to update people using 140 characters on what I
was eating for lunch, where I was going next and what my every thought
“I am now spreading peanut butter on my sandwich”
People are going to be so thrilled by that that they will not only follow me but retweet this exciting news. Right.
think it was around the time of the tsunami’s in Hawaii last year that I started
realizing that it’s real news from people being directly affected by the
situations. Sure you can turn to the local news stations but there is
nothing like the people tweeting while they are hunkered down waiting
for something to happen. You can follow hashtags or popular trends to
see what kinds of things people are worried about or most interested in.
How to effectively use twitter:
anything online, it can get old quickly and sometimes you might not be
interested in everything someone has to say but that is when you can
choose who to “follow”!
the RIT Admissions office we have a number of ambassadors all with
twitter accounts. We’re all different year levels, different majors and
involved in all sorts of activities throughout campus. If you have a
twitter account (or are getting one soon!) I would encourage you to
follow any or all of us to get an inside account of what is happening on
campus. I promise we don’t update our every thought and feeling but
we’ll try to provide a very realistic day to day feed of happenings on
RIT_Emily (3rd year graphic design) <-- that’s me!
RIT_Jacob (2nd year packaging science)
RIT_Christina (1st year graphic design)
RIT_Megan (2nd year mechanical engineering)
tweet every thought or feeling that passes through your head, people
don’t care about your peanut butter sandwich (unless it was
exceptionally delicious). Learn to use hashtags so your tweets will reach a wider audience, retweets are good.
- Find something cool? Share the link. Just don’t link to 27 other places on a regular basis.
to have an in depth conversation with someone? Twitter is not the place
for that. It is, however, quite acceptable to reply to someone’s latest
tweet if you agree/disagree or have something to add.
things/people you are interested in knowing more about. Unlike
facebook, it’s not that weird to be following someone you don’t know
directly as long as they have tweets you’re interested in! I may or may
not be following some NHL hockey players...
RIT_Kevin (1st year physics)
RIT_Sabrina (2nd year biochemistry)
RIT_Alissa (3rd year mechanical engineering)
RIT_Carolyn (4th year graphic design)
you have questions or comments about things on campus or what we’re
doing, twitter is a great informal way to ask these. It’s a way for us
to microblog on smaller topics in between our weekly blog posts.
In addition to those student twitter accounts there are also ones managed by more official people :)
(College Activities Board an organization responsible for all of the
fun things that come to RIT, events/speakers/comedians/concerts/etc)