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Twitter Best Practices

Twitter Best Practices

Guidelines put in place by Twitter.com will be upheld by DSC Learning Commons Twitter accounts (http://support.twitter.com/entries/18311-the-twitter-rules).

Department Twitter Page
Library @DSCLib
Academic Support Center @DSCASC
Writing Center @DSCUCF_WC

Following Other Users

  • Follow other academic libraries, academic support centers, writing centers, DSC departments/organizations, and similar organizations to the DSC Learning Commons.
  • If users don’t have an actual picture, do not follow them.

Tweeting

  • Use hashtags in tweets to categorize subject areas or to follow a trending topic.
  • Tweeted links will include context about the link. Rather than “this is interesting” or “cool site,” include more relevant content about the resource.
  • Learning Commons Twitter pages will retweet relevant content from appropriate sources.
  • Create a conversation with other users by retweeting, posting consistently, and tweeting thanks to new appropriate followers.
  • Social media administrators will regularly monitor the comments and respond in real time.
  • Use URL shorteners such as http://bit.ly/ or http://goo.gl/ to shorten the web links that are included in the posts should be utilized.
  • Staff taking pictures of Learning Commons students will obtain verbal confirmation, at the minimum, to post photos to various social media. Ideally, students will sign the “DSC Talent Release” form.