What is Twitter?
Twitter is a mini blog because you’re limited to just 140 characters,
hence the term “micro blogging”. Please inform the Public Information
Office of your intention to use Twitter. This will allow PIO to fulfill
its role as the hub of College communication to the public.
Who uses Twitter?
Not teenagers, so far. Have a look at a recent
by the Chronicle of Higher Education, a fairly
recent study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, and
more recent research by Noel-Levitz & partners.
contact PIO. We will
set up an account with you. This will allow PIO to:
1. demonstrate & implement functionality upon
2. track what Shoreline Community College has on Twitter
3. assist in the event of emergency
4. create a custom URL for use in promotional materials
You'll need a photograph or image that is relevant to
your department, class or group. Do not create any unique logos.
Images need to be 48-700k in size, and ideally, square in shape. See
photo help page for more details. If you are also using Facebook for
your college-related communicating, consider using your Facebook photo
for consistency between both social media channels.
You will be looking for Twitter followers so start by following other
SCC-related Twitter accounts with your department/class/group profile.
This will make it easier for people to discover you and other Shoreline
Community College news and information, and display its diversity. PIO
keeps a list of SCC Twitter accounts.
Twitter and Facebook
If you are also doing Facebook, a Twitter account can be set up to
automatically feed your Facebook page.
Tweeting can be quick and easy. Download a convenient “extension” to
install into your browser and off you go!
Tweet from you Phone
Download the official Twitter application for
Questions or Feedback?