Social Media

Social media is people all over the world communicating by sharing information and media. Media ranges from videos to photos to links. There are a number of social media websites across the Internet that allow users to share and converse. Follow UTHealth on social media to get the latest news and updates and discuss what's happening around the university.

For more information, contact socialmedia@uth.tmc.edu.

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What is social media?

Social media is a category of websites based on user participation and user-generated content. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are all centered on user interaction.

Social Media User Tips:

  • Always log out of your account before closing the browser.
  • Never share your password.
  • Spend time setting up privacy settings to protect your personal information.
  • Create the best representation of yourself; avoid foul language and posting inappropriate photos.
  • Follow HIPAA guidelines; never post confidential patient information.
  • Do not speak negatively about your workplace, co-workers or bosses; refer to third tip above.
  • Remember, once you post something, you cannot take it back, even if you delete it.
  • Use your best judgment when posting; what if your grandmother saw it? Boss? Professor?

Does it cost money to join these websites?

The social media websites the university participates in are free to join and free to use because they make their revenue by displaying advertisements throughout their websites.

How do I get started?

First, you need to decide which social media websites you’d like to participate in. There are thousands available, each targeting different types of users. The university participates in the most popular websites, Facebook for general networking, Twitter for sharing brief news updates, YouTube for sharing videos and Flickr for sharing photos. Each website includes information about who they are and how to join:

Facebook: Getting started | Help

Twitter: Getting started | FAQ

YouTube: Getting started | Help

Flickr: Getting started | FAQ

If I join these websites, how am I tied to the university?

When you join a website such as Facebook, you are yourself! Your profile includes information about who you are and your connections are your personal friends and family.  However, as faculty, student or staff at UTHealth, you represent the university, not just while on campus, but also with what you do and say online. Be sure to follow the social media user tips (see sidebar)to help protect yourself and the university.

How do I connect to the university on these websites?

The university and many of its schools and their components have set up a presence on multiple social media websites. View the full list and get connected by following the university on Twitter, "liking" the university on Facebook or commenting on YouTube videos or Flickr photos. Your participation helps create user interaction, which is what social media is all about.

My department wants to create a social media presence, is that okay?

If you feel your department would be successful on certain social media websites, it’s important to create a plan before proceeding. Learn more about becoming a social media administrator for your department.

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Social Media User Tips:

  • Always log out of your account before closing the browser.
  • Never share your password.
  • Spend time setting up privacy settings to protect your personal information.
  • Create the best representation of yourself; avoid foul language and posting inappropriate photos.
  • Follow HIPAA guidelines; never post confidential patient information.
  • Do not speak negatively about your workplace, co-workers or bosses; refer to tip three.
  • Remember, once you post something, you cannot take it back, even if you delete it.
  • Use your best judgment when posting; what if your grandmother saw it? Boss? Professor?

Facebook Best Practices 
What is the best way to use Facebook? This page is a basic introduction to best practices related to engaging with others on Facebook.

Twitter: Rules and Best Practices 
This page is a basic introduction to Twitter's rules and best practices related to this popular social networking site.

UTHealth’s Social Media FAQ
The Office of Public Affairs answers your questions about social media. Check out the FAQ to learn more and submit all questions to socialmedia@uth.tmc.edu.