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Microblogs

A microblog is any social media channel in which you make short, frequent posts as opposed to longer, less frequent posts (as in the case of a traditional blog). But more than just random "short bursts of text," microblogging is better characterized as a short online conversations in which you listen to and share ideas. Once you get going with a set of people you follow and people who follow you, it's a never-ending conversation you can dip into whenever you want. The people you talk to can serve as a filter for the massive amounts of information online, giving you links to check out, sharing new ways of thinking and offering responses to the questions you ask.

What We Offer

This service is available to any official Stetson University entity in accordance with the university's social media policy.

Web Services offers general support for users trying to set up microblogs. Twitter is the primary microblogging site in social media, but other social networks including Google+, Facebook and Instagram allow users to share and engage in short status updates that function as microblogging conversations.

Getting Started

When you submit your request, you should to be able to answer these questions:

  1. Why do you need a microblog?
    • What problem would it solve?
    • How will it help you meet your organizational goals?
  2. Who is your audience?
    • Who are you writing to?
    • What message do you want to communicate?
    • What kind of feedback do you expect and how will you manage it?

If you decide that a microblog is right for you, then continue to the following steps:

  1. Determine if your content fits into the microblog category as described above.
  2. Use the Web Service Request form to notify us of your intent. Please explain your goal and how you believe a microblog will help you to achieve it.
  3. If approved, we'll recommend the best course of action moving forward.

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