Account Creation

What kind of Facebook account should I have?

  • Use a Closed Group for clubs involving minors (including 4-H), or if you need to protect info or restrict membership. You can have as many groups as you want.
  • Use a Page if you plan to share general information for the public and want access to promotional tools, insights and analytics. You should limit page creation in order to have as wide of an audience as possible.
  • Do not create pages for events. Instead, create a Facebook event through your page or group.
  • You will need a Profile Account to administer groups and pages. Use your personal profile if you already have a Facebook account, or you will need to create one. It is against Facebook's terms to use more than one personal profile to represent yourself.
  • DO NOT set up a personal profile account or use your personal profile to represent your organization/group. This violates Facebook's terms.
  • If you are unsure what kind of account you need, feel free to contact CAES OCCS.
 

What kind of Twitter account should I have?

  • Use a Protected Account for clubs involving minors (including 4-H), or if you need to protect info or restrict membership.
  • Use a Public Account if you plan to share general information for the public.
  • You do not need to have a personal twitter account to create an account for your organization. "Business" and "personal" accounts are the same on this platform.
  • Faculty considering creating a public account for professional work and thought leadership should use phrasing such as "opinions are my own" in the bio. 
  • If you are unsure what kind of account you need, feel free to contact CAES OCCS.

How do I set up an account?

Although CAES OCCS does not offer a step-by-step guide for creating social media accounts, we do offer guidance and consultation for setting up account(s) on an individual basis. Contact Josh Paine for questions. You can also use these following resources to get started.

When setting up your account, be sure more than one person has the ability to access the account and that "UGA" or "Georgia" is used in the name and/or description.