Students enjoying the gorgeous weather on the lawn at North Quad #uminstagram (at North Quad)
Science rules. #chemistry #uminstagram (at 1800 Chemistry bldg)
Make your way down to the Diag to “save the tots and donate to Motts” @mottchildren (at University of Michigan Diag)
At the UMMA. #umicharts #publicart (at University of Michigan Museum of Art)
As homecoming week continues, this is a great week to reflect, we want to know what does #ForeverGoBlue mean to this week’s @UmichStudents? — @UMForeverGoBlue
As our small unit is growing, we’re able to go out and create more original content. So I’m in the process of building our field kit. Currently we have a GoPro Hero Naked w/tripod mount, HD FlipCam (my own that was just hanging around), and the iPhone 4S attachment for the Gorilla Pod tripod.
What’s glaringly absent is any external audio equipment, which is the downfall of the highly-portable video devices. There was a camera made by Kodak with an external mic input a few years ago but, well, we don’t have it. And budget-wise this is about as cheap as you’re gonna get.
Major videos will still be left to the larger units on campus that specialize in video, but we’re ramping up to be self-service, albeit slowly.
University of Michigan: Even our ice cream machines have school spirit….
But seriously, this is really cool. (And delicious, very delicious.)
Our new Twitter page!
Some of the most common questions (and debates) that come across my desk involve Twitter hashtags. What is a hashtag? Should I create one for my event? How do I use it? What should my hashtag be?
I’m going to attempt to give a fairly comprehensive guide to hashtags, and how to use them at the University of Michigan.
WHAT IS A HASHTAG?
According to the Twitter Help Center (support.twitter.com), the definition of a hashtag is:
The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
- People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets to help them show more easily in Twitter search.
- Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all the other Tweets marked with that hashtag.
- Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet.
Using hashtags correctly:
- If you Tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet.
- Don’t #spam with #hashtags. Don’t over-tag a single Tweet — Twitter best practices recommend using no more than two hashtags per Tweet.
- Use hashtags only on Tweets relevant to the topic.