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The case
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Campaign Video
by USF NEWS

The Shorty Interview
with USF NEWS

What are six things you could never do without?
Our students, Rocky the Bull, green and gold face paint, sunscreen, and our pointer and pinky fingers to flash the "Go Bulls" hand symbol!
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
We use Twitter to connect with the USF community on a more personal level, while sharing the latest USF news, events, and achievements.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
The official Twitter app for mobile phones. We love tweeting on-the-go!
Twitter or Facebook?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Gallagher! Before he was smashing watermelons for audiences around the world, he was a USF chemical engineering student.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Comedian @Aasif Mandvi. He hosted the third annual Shorty Awards. He also happens to be a USF alum!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
We love connecting with current USF students! We help them apply for housing, sign up for classes, register for graduation, and more.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How about #BullPride! We love when our students show their school spirit by using this hashtag.
How do you make your tweets unique?
We always try to use University of South Florida hashtags in our tweets, like #USF, #GoBulls, #BullPride, and #HornsUp.
What inspires you to tweet?
The ability to connect with our students and help them succeed.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Put yourself out there! Follow the accounts of people you find interesting and tweet them. You never know who will reply!
How long can you go without a tweet?
Just hours! We try to tweet the latest USF news every day.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
We love what our head basketball @Coach_Heath is doing with Twitter! Game updates, behind the scenes looks, and more.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
Some think Twitter is just a way for people to promote themselves. Most of what we do on Twitter is listen and respond to our fans!
Why should people follow you?
Users should follow us to show their Bull Pride and connect with their University!
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
We love to follow Bulls so we can share the latest USF news with our followers. Like @CoachTaggart @USF_MSC @USFBookstore for starters.
How do you decide what to tweet?
Multiple USF colleges, departments, and organizations submit content to be shared via Twitter. We like to cover the many aspects of USF life.
Why'd you start tweeting?
We started the USF Twitter account to communicate with our students in a fun and interactive way.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It has allowed us to connect with our students and share important information in real-time.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
When you have a question about a product or service, mention the organization. That way you'll get faster and more accurate responses.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?

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