June 4, 2009
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy fans now have several options to stay up-to-date with the latest sports news, as the Naval Academy Athletic Association has announced it has launched pages on both Facebook and Twitter.
Navy's facebook page can be found at: Navy Athletics on Facebook. To join, fans can click on the Navy Athletics Facebook page and on the left side of the page, click on the "join group" link. Selecting the link will give you news, notes and promotions of Navy Athletics right on your Facebook page.
Facebook is a free-access social networking website, where users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.
The official Navy Athletics Twitter page will be updated throughout the year with breaking news, scores, in-game updates, time changes, announcements and the up-to-the-minute coverage of Naval Academy athletics.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that is designed to connect businesses, organizations and individuals. Each Twitter post (or "tweet") is displayed on the users' profile page and can also be received on a user's cell phone via text, instant message, email, on social networking sites such as Facebook or Myspace or on the web.
You can start following Navy Athletics on Twitter by visiting to twitter.com/navyathletics.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for Facebook?
From the Sign Up page, just provide Facebook with your full name, email address, birthday, and desired password. If you are part of one of Facebook's supported high school, college, or work networks, you will be given instructions on how to affiliate yourself. If you are not a member of one of these networks, you can join one of our regional networks after registration. After you complete the sign up form, Facebook will send an email to the address you provided. Clicking on the confirmation link will complete the sign up process.
How do I join a group on Facebook?
You can join any open group on your networks. Also, you can join any "global" group that is open. These groups can be found using the Facebook Search page. Just type in a keyword for the group you want to find and specify that you are looking for "Groups." Alternatively, you can browse by category from the Groups page. When you find the group you are looking for, click on the "join group" link on the right side of the screen.
Some groups require administrative approval for you to join. If you try to join these groups, you will have to wait for an admin to let you in.
Finally, there are some groups on Facebook that are invitation only. You cannot request to join these. Only an invitation from a group admin will give you access.
What is Twitter?
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.
How is Twitter different from NavySports.com?
* Twitter will provide a quicker means of receiving up-to-the-second news and information on the Naval Academy's 31 Division I varsity programs.
* In-game updates will be made available for select contests throughout the year, allowing Navy fans to stay connected and follow their favorite Midshipmen teams even when they're on-the-go.
* Followers can receive updates any way they choose: at Twitter.com, via text message, email, RSS news feeds, on Facebook or any other social networking sites.
How do I sign up?
Go to twitter.com, create a username and password. After you sign up, you will need to go the Navy Athletics page (twitter.com/navyathletics) and click "Follow" in the upper left-hand corner of the pages you wish to follow.
How do I receive information?
*Twitter allows you to pick and customize how you receive your messages. Get alerts via the web, text messages, instant messages, on Facebook, e-mail and RSS feeds.
*Fans of Navy sports do not need to sign up for a free Twitter account to read updates on their favorite sports, but individuals who create their own profiles can receive instantaneous updates using a variety of applications.
*If you are interested in following a particular team or event, or are already watching your favorite Midshipmen team in action, text updates can easily be turned on and off at one's convenience. More information on receiving text updates can be found here: Twitter Support Site
What does it mean to follow someone on Twitter?
Following someone simply means receiving their Twitter updates. When you follow someone, every time they post a new message, it will appear in your Twitter home page. New messages are added to your home page as people post them, so you always get the updates in real time. When you log in, you can see what the latest updates are.
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