WHAT SHOULD YOUR TWITTER USERNAME BE?
Every social media account you create that represents The University of New Hampshire should be easy to identify. Your username should use UNH or UofNH as part of it’s username. If you have questions about how to create an appropriate username, please contact us.
Examples of appropriate UNH Twitter usernames:
HOW LONG SHOULD MY TWEETS BE?
Tweets are limited to 140 characters and should include links, pictures, videos, and/or #hashtags. Do you want your tweet shared or retweeted with comment? Leave room for retweets by making your tweet 120 character or less.
MY TWEET LOOKS UGLY DUE TO MY LONG WEBSITE ADDRESS. WHAT CAN I DO?
If your tweet to look more aesthetically pleasing and engaging, use a URL shortener.
Try one of these free services: bit.ly, goo.gl, or ow.ly.
WHAT TYPE OF MESSAGING SHOULD WE USE ON TWITTER?
Your college, department, or organization should tweet about your area of expertise. Leave some room for fun, engaging posts like photos or related current events tweets . Be authentic.
Once you’re ready to start tweeting, remember to focus on how to deliver your message and what type of “voice” you will use in your tweets. Are you an expert in a specific subject or department? Twitter isn’t about following people you know, but engaging your audience, or stakeholders with the subjects you know best. If you’re genuine and share good content, then you’ll quickly become a valuable member of the university (and global) Twitter community. Here’s a few examples of Twitter accounts at UNH and what they tweet about:
@UofNH tweets about EVERYTHING. From general university information to news, events, awards, sports, art, academics, research, and anything else our audience(staff, faculty, parents, students, alumni, perspectives, community) finds interesting.
@UNHNews tweets press releases and other media relations information.
@UNHStudents is run by current students and they tweet about student affairs, activities, events, and remind the student body of important dates (add/drop dates, exam times, library hours, etc.). The main audience is current students.
@UNHAlums tweet about alumni events, alumni profiles, news from our nation-wide networks, fundraising, and more.
@UNHAdmissions: tweets news and information about campus tours, application deadlines, financial aid, and general news from UNH that is directed towards perspective students and parents or guardians.