Social Media at Convention
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina will be posting and tweeting information throughout convention.
On Twitter and Instagram: @TECinSC
On Facebook: facebook.com/episcopalchurchsc
What's a hashtag?
A hashtag is like a keyword: A pound sign (#) followed by letters and/or numbers (without any spaces or special characters).
On social media sites, hashtags are used to identify messages as being connected to a specific topic. For example, we will be using #SC227 as the official hashtag for our 227th Diocesan Convention. Anything you post about convention on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram should include this hashtag, so others who are following along can see what you post.
(Note: Sometimes people use hashtags in an informal or humorous way that doesn't have anything to do with identifying the topic.)
Using Twitter during Convention
When you see or hear something great, why not share it? Workshops, the sermon at Convention, the Bishop's address, or comments from the floor of Convention -- if you hear something that deserves repeating, tweet it! Photos, too. Questions, comments? Join the conversation. (Do remember: Everything you post on Twitter can be seen by the whole world.)
How do I follow the Convention on Twitter?
On Twitter, type #SC227 in the search box, and you'll see the "top tweets" for our Convention. If you want to see all of them, click "Latest." You can check in as often as you like, or wait till later to review what people have been posting.
You can also include the #SC227 hashtag in your Facebook posts. The hashtag will be highlighted in your post automatically, so that you can click on it and see other Facebook posts that include that hashtag. (Or you can type it in the search bar on Facebook.)
Note: Depending on your personal Facebook privacy settings, not everyone may be able to see what you share. You might consider setting your posts to "public" just for the Convention, and changing them back later.
If you take photos with your phone at Convention, please consider sharing them with the #SC227 hashtag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, so we can all enjoy them.
Not on social media? We'd still love to have your photos! Email them to Holly Votaw (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Putting the "social" in social media
One great thing about following the Convention on social media is that you will be able to see who else is doing it, and connect with them! Consider following some of your fellow Convention-goers on Twitter, or adding people you meet to your Facebook friend list.
Follow or tweet directly to one of the Diocesan staff
@hollyvotaw (Holly Votaw)
@amckellar17 (Andrea McKellar)
@kinardchs (Lauren Kinard)
Find us at Convention if you have social media questions... we'll be glad to help!
With credit to the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan, whose social media page for their 20th Annual Convention was the inspiration for this page.
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