Social Media During Convention

Tweeting about the business meetings, posting a picture to Instagram of your awesome dessert at the Diamond Awards Banquet with the hashtag #noms, or uploading a picture of your favorite sisters on Facebook, Convention will be more interactive on social media than ever before!

This blog post explores the social media fun we can all have in Dallas, as well as, some social media 101 (scroll to the bottom now for a quick peek).

For those on Twitter be sure to follow @AlphaDeltaPi for all the latest news and information. Tweet about the seminar using the hashtag #ADPiDallas. The picture takers of the bunch could also use the same hashtag, #ADPiDallas, in the captions of their Instagram pictures.

Click on one of these hashtags and instantly see what the other attendees are saying about Grand Convention and what pictures they’re taking during the weekend.

For those attendees with Foursquare accounts, be on the lookout for foursquare event check-ins. Facebook users will be able to comment and like the daily recap of the day complete with pictures!

The best part of all of these social media outlets is the interaction we can have with each other. Did a sister have a moving tweet about Processional? Reply to her tweet and tell her! Do you see it’s a sister’s first time with her Instagram pictures? Tell her welcome! Grand Convention is all about meeting new sisters. You never know where those connections will lead. Just a tip, make sure your profiles are public so that sisters (and the Alpha Delta Pi account) can see your posts and interact!

Now we know that these social media outlets can be addicting but please be mindful and tuck your phones away during the business meetings and sessions. We want to show all of our sisters and presenters respect and pay our upmost attention. Besides, it’s more fun anyway when you open your phone and see multiple notifications.

Are you addicted to social media? What social media tools will you use during the seminar? Tell us below in the comments!

 and now for some…

Social Media 101

Twitter- a social media community where members ‘tweet’ (post) statuses about anything and everything in 140 characters or less. Users ‘follow’ other users and tag them in posts by mentioning them.

Hashtag- a word or phrase preceded by the pound symbol (#). These words or phrases become clickable and when clicked lead to a group of posts all pertaining to the hashtag.

Instagram- a mobile application that allows users to share photos with other users. The pictures can go through a variety of different filters changing the look of the image. The idea of hashtags and mentioning applies in the photo captions.

Foursquare- a mobile application that allows users to ‘check-in’ to restaurants, shops and other locations. These ‘check-ins’ let the user’s friends know where the user has been and these can be connected to the user’s other social media accounts.

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