Customizing Your Pinterest and Twitter Accounts
Twitter, and more recently Pinterest, have erupted as Internet hotspots. There is no question that if you are a college student, you are on Twitter or Pinterest. And if you’re not, you should be! I know, I know you’re worried about having another place to trigger procrastination. But don’t rule out these interactive sites. While many may assume that Twitter and Pinterest are sources of distraction, this is not fully the case. There are lots of ways for you to use these two social sites in a productive manner.
Twitter has developed into a craze that many of us college students use on a regular basis (maybe too regularly). I find that I’m on Twitter constantly. But something that I’ve noticed since creating my account is that I don’t always feel like I’m wasting time on this social networking site. While “following” your friends and accounts that will be no means impact our future, like SororityGirlProblems (@SororityProblem) or Disneywords (@disneywords) can be great, Twitter also offers accounts to follow that are productive for your future, as well as your day to day lives.
For internships, check out Lauren Berger, Intern Queen’s, Twitter account for updates on internship opportunities around the country. For news, follow your favorite news outlet. The New York Times (@nytimes), Wall Street Journal (@WSJ), The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe), USA TODAY (@USATODAY). Even your local news source is bound to have a Twitter. All of their updates will pop right up on your Twitter Feed. You’ll have minute-to-minute news information, and links to stories at your finger tips. You can also follow companies that you are interested in within the industry that you desire to work. For example, if you are interested in finance, you could follow Goldman Sachs (@goldmansachs). Twitter is a wonderful space for discovery, as long as you take advantage of it.
Pinterest is a new faze that has taken the population by storm. I don’t know about you all, but I find myself “pinning” for hours at a time, finding new jewelry and fashion trends, beautiful photography and delicious looking food. But Pinterest can also be productive. Many magazines and companies have Pinterest accounts of their very own. For example, Whole Foods has its very own Pinterest with boards for dinner, sweets, gardening etc. TIME magazines has a Pinterest with links to articles. Search companies, magazines or stores that you’re interested in on Pinterest and you’d be surprised to see what’d you find.
Twitter and Pinterest can be distracting, but they are new forms of social interaction that as college students, we just have to keep up with. Tweet and pin away, it could do more good that you know :)
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