In early 2009, the University of Missouri System established a presence on four top social media sites: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr.
We're always working to expand our social media offerings, so please let us know if you have any suggestions for new ways to use our existing tools or new services you think we should add.
Facebook is a social networking site that allows people from around the world to network with friends, companies and organizations. The University of Missouri System is listed on Facebook as an educational organization. If you have a Facebook account, simply click here, log in to your account if necessary and then click the "Become a fan" link under the logos. You can also sign up for a free Facebook account here. By becoming a fan, you'll be able to track the latest news and events from around the system and get important updates from us.
YouTube is the world's largest video sharing site. The University of Missouri System posts a wide variety of videos about people, places and programs from across the system. You can view all of our videos on our YouTube page. You can even embed our videos into your Web pages or blog postings. There's no account required to join, but signing up is free and gives you added benefits such as being able to create custom playlists and comment on videos.
Twitter's mission is simple: to allow people to share what they're doing in 140 characters or less. The University of Missouri System posts regular news updates to its Twitter account (called "tweets"). There's no account required to view our feed, but signing up allows you to "follow" our tweets. If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us by clicking the gray button under the UM System seal.
Flickr is the world's largest photo sharing site and the University of Missouri System is creating an online archive of system-related photographs using the service. Photos can be browsed and downloaded in a variety of resolutions from the site. No account is required to view or download photos, but registering is required to leave comments and use some interactive features. To browse photos, visit our photostream. To download a variety of resolutions, including print-quality high resolution where available, click the "All sizes" button above the photo.
Delicious is a social bookmarking site that allows people from around the world to share interesting sites and discover new ones. The University of Missouri System posts links to relevant stories about the university and its campuses to Delicious (Due to a technical limitation, our Delicious page is currently not being updated.)
LinkedIn is a social networking site for business, providing opportunities to network and connect with coworkers and other contacts in your industry. The University of Missouri System maintains a profile (seprate from each of our campuses) and system-level employees are encouraged to associate their profiles with ours.
Tumblr is a micro-blogging service. The University of Missouri System posts regular updates to this site and Tumblr members can follow the page to read updates in their feeds. However, no account is require to access and read content on Tumblr. Click here to visit the University of Missouri System's Tumblr page.
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