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The WIU Alumni Association has worked hard to provide more opportunities to stay connected to Western through our social media sites in the past year. We're pleased to announce more exciting changes to our sites, and we hope you will JOIN THE CROWD!

Whether you like to post videos, photos or news, or if you just enjoy viewing our posts and those of others, social media is a great way to stay involved with your alma mater and the Alumni Association.

If you have not yet made the leap to join the social media craze, we hope you will consider it. If you want to try, but need some assistance, we are happy to help.

Be on the look-out for upcoming contests and social media-exclusive content. It pays to lurk on our pages...

At the beginning of May, we will be sharing pictures on our Alumni Facebook page of the many places our Alumni and Friends lived while at WIU! If you would like to see a shot of your former home, let us know and we'll be sure to add it to the list and take a snapshot of it. Email your suggestions by April 18 to ca-vanvleet@wiu.edu.

In addition to our own social networking site RockeNetwork, the WIU Alumni Association is now on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, foursquare and YouTube! Create a free Facebook.com, Twitter.com or Linkedin.com account to begin receiving up-to-the-minute news and information from the Western Illinois University Alumni Association, even when you are away from your computer. You do not need a Flickr.com or YouTube.com account to view the Alumni & Friends Event Photos and videos. And the next time you are on campus, use your foursquare.com account and check into the WIU Alumni House.

Facebook is a global social networking web site that allows users to add friends, send messages and join networks organized by city, school, region or workplace. To follow the WIU Alumni Association on Facebook, visit facebook.com/WIUAlumni.

There is even a Facebook application where you can link your RockeNetwork and Facebook accounts. Click here to link your accounts now.

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Followers can sign up to receive your updates as text messages on their cell phone. Click here to follow the WIU Alumni Association on Twitter.

LinkedIn is a social networking site where you can create a profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments. You can then form connections by inviting contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and the people they know, linking you to a large number of qualified professionals and experts. Click here to follow the WIU Alumni Association on LinkedIn.

The WIU Alumni Association is now on Flickr! Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share photos online. Now you can view photos from a recent event, or find old friends or classmates you may not have seen for years! Click here to view Alumni & Friends Event photos on Flickr.

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect and inform others around the world. Click here to go to Western Illinois University's YouTube Channel.

Foursquare makes the real world easier to use. The site builds tools that help users keep up with friends, discover what's nearby, save money and unlock deals. Next time you are on campus, be sure to stop by the Alumni House and then check into the WIU Alumni House on foursquare. View the Alumni Association's foursquare page.

Instagram. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Click here to follow the WIU Alumni Association on Instagram.

 

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