Just a quick update and to mention I finalised the creation of the Hydrographic Academy Twitter account. This with a view of increasing awareness of the Academy. I see this as an addition to the HA blog I created last year. I went for the same background I created for the blog to maintain consistency, it was a bit of cropping and tweaking as Twitter is particular with its background graphics (equally, graphic files should not be too large as people use this on their mobile devices - predominately). @HydroAcademy was chosen as the tag name to keep things simple. The Twitter account also points back to the University Extranet pages as this is a third party product I think it is important that we demonstrate the true origin of the Academy.
Twitter from my own experiences, if used properly, is a good microblogging tool. It has potential to work well at conferences and similar events in that it reaches out to a wider audience, not just the members attending, but those outside. It is also a great way to keep the Plymouth University community (who have their own twitter account) up to date on what we have been doing. The team is looking forward to using this when we visit Oceanology International 2012 in London this March.
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