Twitter is a microblogging site that works well to post frequent updates about events, news, emergency information, and to respond to follower questions in 280 characters. The Office of University Communications offers guidance on starting an official University of Houston-Clear Lake social media account. To help you get started, refer to the UH System Social Media Policy for official policies for all UH System campuses. The following recommendations serve as guidelines to managing your Twitter page to best reflect your area. If you have any questions or need additional resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fill out the UHCL Social Media Account Request to begin the process of creating an official UHCL Twitter page.
Review Twitter’s General Policies.
Note that a username and a name are two separate items. For example, @uhclearlake is the username and UH-Clear Lake is the name. Usernames are character-limited.
|Name||Username (limited characters)|
|UHCL Career Services||@UHCLCareer|
A hashtag (denoted by “#”) is a keyword used to help categorize tweets. Hashtags are an easy way to categorize your tweets and can help people locate tweets that reference a specific subject or event. Use #UHCL in postings to promote UHCL social media growth. If you are creating a specific hashtag for your office, department or event, use “UHCL” in the hashtag to promote the university.
#UHCLOH (for UHCL Open House)