The university’s list of social media links has grown steadily since we began posting them in 2009. We have Facebook groupies, Twitter tweeters, WordPress bloggers, and there are probably others that we don’t yet know about. (If your page needs to be listed there, let me know!) With the upcoming Ole Miss iPad App, people will have a new means of keeping up with our social content.
If you type “#olemiss” into Twitter’s search box, you’ll quickly see why it’s important to narrow our list of “official” Twitter feeds. People comment about our university, or campus, our teams, …even our mothers! So we’ve hand-selected Twitter feeds to follow for the different audiences the iPad app will address. (If people want to read the other posts, they can find them on Twitter.)
- For alumni and friends: @olemissalumni, @UMmuseum, @SouthernStudies, @fordcenterpac, @CoachHughFreeze, @potlikker
- For sports fans: @CoachHughFreeze, @OleMissSoftball, @OleMissVB, @OleMissWTennis, @OleMissSoccer, @OleMissRifle, @OleMissWGolf, @OleMissWBB, @OleMissTrack, @OleMissMGolf, @OleMissFB, @OleMissBSB, @OleMissMTennis, @OleMissMBB, @thedm_sports, @OleMissBlog, @UMAAFoundation, @OleMissFeed
- For faculty and staff: @SouthernStudies, @ProvostScholars, @UnivMSProvost, @UMMusicDept, @MeekJournalism, @OLEMISSIFC, @OleMissPolice, @UMCareerCenter, @UMMCnews, @UMmuseum, @UMResearchPark, @UMSPB, @UMStudyUSA, @UnivMSHR, @UMLibraries, @UMAAFoundation, @OleMissNow, @sarahisomcenter, @olemisshousing, @fordcenterpac
- For students: @OLEMISSIFC, @ProvostScholars, @OleMissPolice, @UMLibraries, @fordcenterpac, @UMmuesum, @thedmopinion, @thedm_sports, @OleMissASB, @OleMissWCenter, @olemisshousing, @thedm_news, @olemissoip, @OleMissSenate, @UMCareerCenter, @UMSPB
If you manage one of the Twitter accounts listed above, your work will now be seen even by people who don’t follow you on Twitter. Check that your icon/avatar matches Twitter’s 512×512 pixel size to insure it will look good on the new iPad’s retina display. Verify your sources before re-tweeting a rumor. Above all, keep the content fresh and interesting. People are hungry for what you have to say. Use Twitter to feed them.