Social Media Scavenger Hunt

Find a news release related to your beat.    

NIH – “Researchers indentify protein essential for embryo implantation”
Found via Twitter –!/NIHforHealth/status/38677180149932032

Find a blog on your beat.

A Trail Runner’s Blog –
Found via Twitter –!/FitnessDoc/status/38341541219016704

Identify an expert on your beat that has a Twitter account and follow them.

Jillian Michaels (fitness guru from The Biggest Loser)!/JillianMichaels

Using Facebook (not your friends), find three “real” people you could interview.

1. Kevin Isaac – College student who works at the Co-Rec!/Sac13

2. Sarah Hanson – Assistant Director of Operations at the Co-Rec!/profile.php?id=37601929

2. Scotty Carte – Student involved in lots of health and fitness activities, including the Air Force, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, Purdue Free-Runners!/profile.php?id=587237687

Find a company related to your beat that has a Facebook account and become a fan.

Purdue Rec Sports

Identify an organization related to your beat and find their social media pages.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Facebook –
RSS feed –

Using hashtags only on Twitter, find what people are saying about a current event.

The new health care reform bill (includes positive and negative opinions)
Hashtag = #hcr!/search?q=%23hcr

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