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Written by Sarah Hardey
When you hear the words ‘Social Media’ your mind imminently goes to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. You may think these sites are just for fun, to keep in touch with your friends, and a place to share your everyday feelings with the world. I was one of those people: addicted to posting all my thoughts, uploading images, and ‘stalking’ all my friends who were posting just like me. In today’s world we check our social media sites 24/7, but what are you actually checking? The better question is should you be checking?
Now that you are moving into a new environment, college life, you really need to know how to use social media correctly.
Social media is a great way to meet new people on your campus, in your classes, and for joining groups and clubs. For example, UT Dallas has a Twitter account (@UTDallasNews) and a Facebook page. When you look deeper at those sites, they have sub categories with information about UTD clubs, specific offices within UTD and more.