Using Twitter in Extension
Twitter continues to grow in importance and use within Cooperative Extension and beyond. Twitter is a great platform for Cooperative Extension professionals to teach, learn, lead, serve, and connect with people.
The latest Pew Internet social media usage survey (11/2016) says that 24% of all adult Internet users are using Twitter and that it is popular with younger adults (36%) and college-educated adults (29%). Twitter can be used from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Our websites embed Twitter feeds so everyone can see them. Once you become a frequent work-related Twitter poster, consider joining Extension Voices. Extension Voices is a list or collection of Twitter accounts from people or groups who provide information about Extension programs, information and activities.
For a great idea of how to use Twitter, see How to use a Ready-Made Twitter Campaign to Promote Hurricane Preparedness.
Selected Suggestions on who to follow via Twitter:
- @ Dr. Richard Linton, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University, Raleigh, NC
- @tmelton3 Deputy Director, N.C. Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University
- @SLSchwab Associate Director, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, and Director of County Operations
Have a suggestion for who to follow on Twitter? Let us know!