Social Media Scavenger Hunt

Find a news release related to your beat.    

NIH – “Researchers indentify protein essential for embryo implantation”
http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2011/nichd-18.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Found via Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/NIHforHealth/status/38677180149932032

Find a blog on your beat.

A Trail Runner’s Blog – http://runtrails.blogspot.com/
Found via Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/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)
http://twitter.com/#!/JillianMichaels

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

1. Kevin Isaac – College student who works at the Co-Rec
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Rec-Sports/102183217462#!/Sac13

2. Sarah Hanson – Assistant Director of Operations at the Co-Rec
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Rec-Sports/102183217462#!/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
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=587237687

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

Purdue Rec Sports
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Rec-Sports/102183217462?ref=ts&sk=wall

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

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/stjude
Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/stjude
YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/mystjude
RSS feed – http://www.stjude.org/rss

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
http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23hcr

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