Jan. 31, 2011
BERKELEY - This season, fans of the prestigious California softball team can get even closer to the Golden Bears - through Facebook and Twitter. Social media brings the fans closer to the teams, alerting followers to breaking news, photos and insider information. Facebook users can "like" Cal softball here while Twitter users can "follow" Cal softball here to get the latest information about the Bears.
Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos and learn more about the people they meet.
The Cal Softball Facebook page will feature links to CalBears.com stories, polls, unique photos as well as a weekly video segment - Off-Speed With Jolene - with sophomore pitcher Jolene Henderson. Fans can comment on stories and have conversations with other fans.
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets.
Cal Softball Twitter is the best place to find game results, links to stories as well as photos and other insider information. You can ask questions of the Cal Softball Twitter and communicate with others as well.
The Bears hope you will join them in social media to get even closer to the team!
Frequently Asked Questions About Facebook and Twitter:
Q: Do I have to join Twitter to access the Cal softball tweets?
Q: Do I have to join Facebook to access the Cal softball page?
A: No, you don't. Just like Twitter, anyone can look at the Cal softball Facebook page, which you can see by clicking here. If you want to leave comments or like anything on the page, you do have to join. Facebook is free to join and also easy to set up. To register, please click here.
Q: What in the world is a tweet?
Q: What does it mean to follow someone?
Q: Is Twitter a social network?
Q: How do I know who is behind the Twitter account?
Q: Can I contact coaches or staff through Twitter/Facebook?
Q: Isn't Twitter just an overwhelming waste of time?