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Besides @SimmonsCollege, did you know that we have several active tweeters who provide valuable information to our community? For example, there's the Communications Department, the School of Social Work, GSLIS, the Career Education Center, and The Simmons Voice, just to name a few. So, how do we keep them all straight? Well, there's an app for that!
Over the summer, the web team worked on a way we could showcase Simmons' real-time online conversations in a manner that was accessible to everyone. With the help of the web-savvy team behind one of Boston's most famous tweeters, @BostonTweet, we now have our own website where anyone can see what's being said about Simmons - as it's being said! Photos included.
So far, I LOVE the tool. It allows me to group conversations and feature them right on our own website. For example, you can read what people had to say about Convocation, the Mesick Hall makeover, and of course, everyone's favorite: the turkeys. The app also makes it easy for me to share with others what's being said about Simmons-specific topics. Back in the day, I'd have to manually copy and paste or take screen shots of the @replies on the Twitter page, but now I can simply send a link to a conversation or point others to the twitter.simmons.edu homepage.
To show you exactly how this works, I started a conversation this morning, which asked everyone "What's your favorite Simmons tradition?" See how the community responded and be sure to chime in with your favorite tradition.