Duke Chats During The State Of The Union

The Duke community  joined a Twitter chat during President Obama’s “State of the Union” address last night.

Several faculty and students participated in the chat, tweeting their reactions to the president’s speech using the hashtag #DukeChat. The chats provide an opportunity to have a “public classroom” about issues in real time. We had a ton of conversation. In fact, as of noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, #DukeChat is still trending in Raleigh, NC on Twitter.

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We had some fun promoting the chat on Facebook and posted a nifty State of the Union bingo graphic (credits to Jonathan Lee, Office of News and Communications).

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And, here are some of our social media team’s favorite tweets from #DukeChat:

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Check out the Twitter chat in its entirety here.

Duke’s Office of News and Communications has hosted a few politics-based twitter chats within the past year, including during the January 2012 “State of the Union” address and, last fall, during the presidential debates and both the Republican and Democrat conventions.

 

About Cara Rousseau

Manages social media for the Office of News and Communications and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and leads social media strategy for the university.

One Response to Duke Chats During The State Of The Union

  1. Olympia February 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    This is great, Cara. I especially like the State of the Union Bingo game.

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