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Which Twitter accounts do new KU students need to follow?

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Back when I started college, I needed to know where I could eat dinner, how to pick up my football tickets and where I was allowed to park (almost nowhere). I did not need to know about Twitter accounts that I needed to follow, because this was about 8,000 social-media years ago, when Facebook was still available exclusively for college students, MySpace was actually a thing some people used and Twitter did not exist.

But things are different now. There are 28,000 students at KU, and it seems like there are at least that many KU-related Twitter accounts. But which ones are must-follows for KU students? (Besides @LJW_KU, of course.)

That is not a rhetorical question. We're working on a "Field Guide" for new KU students that will be part of our KU Today edition (coming in August!), and I'm putting together a list of the Twitter accounts that any KU student worth his or her salt should be following to get a comprehensive KU experience.

So please send me your nominations. I have some ideas, but I want to hear from you. A couple of guidelines:

• I know a lot of you probably follow all manner of Twitter accounts related to KU sports. But I don't want this list to be totally — or even mostly — sports-related. So extra points will go to suggestions outside of the sports world.

• I want this list to be based on your suggestions, but I'll be making the final selections. That means that no "parody" accounts — ones that purport to be a "fake" version of somebody else — will make it on the list unless they are legitimately funny and not dumb. And from what I can tell, that counts out about 99.5 percent of them.

With those things in mind, fire away. What Twitter accounts do new KU freshmen — or maybe even new KU staffers or professors — need to follow to get the hang of life on the hill? Email your suggestions to me at merickson@ljworld.com, chime in via the comments below or let me know on, well, Twitter (@LJW_KU).

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  • Comments

    Jean Robart 1 year, 5 months ago

    They don't NEED to follow any of them. E-mail and maybe Facebook should be enough. Twitter is a waste of time and resources as far as I am concerned. Tried it, didn't care for it at all.

    MarcoPogo 1 year, 5 months ago

    Part of me is convinced that you are my mother.

    guppypunkhead 1 year, 5 months ago

    @SpencerMuseum @KUWritingCenter @HawkWeek @KUTechnology @kudining @parkingku @KUBabyJay @kjhkmusic @UDK_Opinion @KUAdvising @suaevents @kulibraries

    Chris Paradies 1 year, 5 months ago

    Students can go to http://connect.ku.edu and pick and choose which ones they may need.

    merickson 1 year, 5 months ago

    Thanks for your suggestions, all. And keep 'em coming if you've got more.

    -Matt

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