Texas Social Media Research Institute to launch first Twitter chat

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Texas Social Media Institute (TSMRI) will launch its first Twitter chat Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m., focusing on the topic of privacy and social media.

Participants can follow the chat to find out what TSMRI social media experts and the Twitter community think about the prominent topic and if social media and privacy can coexist. In honor of Data Privacy Month, TSMRI’s chat will explore individual views and experiences about social media and privacy. Data Privacy Month is Jan. 28-Feb. 28.

Every eight minutes during the hour, TSMRI will post a new chat question about the discussion topic and prizes will be awarded periodically. Anyone can be a part of this chat by simply typing in (hashtag)TSMRIchat on Twitter or adding it to tweets to follow the discussion. This chat can also be viewed by typing the hashtag on an Internet search engine.

To follow more TSMRI discussions and topics, join other scheduled chats:
• Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. - Forming professional relationships with followers on Twitter and Facebook
• Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. - Text vs. pictures in social media posts
• April 9 at 8 p.m. - Social media and the job search
• April 23 at 8 p.m. - College students surviving finals

TSMRI is a cross-collaborative initiative consisting of faculty, staff and students at Tarleton State University who are focused on social media in Texas. Their mission is to provide research and training focused on communication technology and social media in all ranges of education and business.

For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Edwards, TSMRI executive director, at jtedwards@tarleton.edu.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Edwards
254-968-9638
jtedwards@tarleton.edu

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