Practicing Social Media in a Safe Setting

1.  What social media tools does Bio-Link use?

Bio-Link uses a List Serve, Facebook, LInkedIn, RSS, and Twitter to reach out and communicate with our community.

  • LinkedIn Group    Reach out to industry, students, and alumni, post and share jobs, poll & get feedback from biotech community
  • Facebook Group    post updates, share pictures, info
  • Subscribe with RSS    People can subscribe to our blogs and site via RSS
  • Twitter feed    Post links to news items
  • Yahoo! group    Send email


More info in the Bio-Link Guide to Social Media

2.  Shared note taking with Twitter:

3.  Tweet chat examples:

                 White House tweet chat :  Kumar Garg with teachers, #WHChat

                 via Storify:

                  Science education journal club:  #SciTeachJC


3.  Sign up for Twitter account. 

4.  Post something you've learned at Hi-TEC - use #hitec2012 as the hash tag.

           What is a hash tag?   A "#" is called a "hash"

                                                  A tag is a word or phrase to describe something.

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Twitter Safety advice:  

  • Do not click links from people you don't know
  • Do not follow your students - use a hash tag for discussions
Presenter affiliation: 
Bio-Link National Center
Presenter affiliation: 
Austin Community College


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