February 3, 2011
    Virginia Tech launches official Twitter accounts for all sports
    Facebook page also available for athletic department

    BLACKSBURG - Fans of Virginia Tech Athletics now have more ways to stay up-to-date with the Hokies with the launch of official athletic sites on Twitter in conjunction with hokiesports.com.

    Each sport now has its own Twitter page, run by the Virginia Tech Athletics Communications Office. Fans can sign up for all, or some, of the individual sites to get the latest on each sport. Stories posted on hokiesports.com, as well as quick in-game updates and short tidbits of information will be posted when relevant to give fans another way to keep up with their favorite teams.

    Fans following @hokiesports on Twitter can still get all of the links to every story posted on the official website of Virginia Tech Athletics, hokiesports.com, but now can choose which sports they want to follow closer.

    There is also fan page on Facebook that is updated with news, ticket information, promotional offers, upcoming events, trivia and more. Once a fan of the page, one can receive updates on Tech Athletics on the site.

    Click here to go to the see all of the links to Twitter and Facebook officially associated with the Virginia Tech Athletics Department and sign up today!

    Q: What is Twitter?
    A: A free social networking and micro-blogging service that provides fans with up-to-date information on a variety of topics. Twitter updates provide people with unique information about whatever topic, person or group they choose to follow.

    Q: How do I follow @hokiesports on Twitter?

    A: Signing up to follow @hokiesports on Twitter is very easy. The quickest way to follow Hokie Athletics is to click on the Twitter button on the main page of hokiesports.com. Any time a story is posted on Tech’s athletic website, a link to the story is tweeted on this page. Fans can also go to Twitter.com and sign up for a free membership to receive notifications about the latest Tech updates. If fans choose to “follow” the @hokiesports page, they will receive notifications as soon as a story is posted on hokiesports.com. Fans should note notifications will only be sent to followers of @hokiesports. Non-members of Twitter will need to access the Twitter page daily for updates.

    Q: How do I follow certain sports on Twitter?
    A: Signing up to follow different sports is easy as well. The quickest way is to click here to see all of the sites and determine which ones you are interested in. Click the site and “follow” for whichever ones you want to receive information on and you’ll be ready to go! Fans should note notifications will only be sent to followers of whatever sites they choose to follow. Non-members of Twitter can still see all of the tweets, but need to go to the social networking link on hokiesports.com for running updates.

    Q: What is Facebook?
    A: Facebook is a free-access social networking Web site that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc., and connects more than 250 million people worldwide. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people.

    Q: How do I follow Virginia Tech Athletics on Facebook?

    A: After joining Facebook, fans can access the Virginia Tech Athletics fan page by clicking on the social networking links on hokiesports.com. Or, go to Facebook and search for “Virginia Tech Athletics” and become a fan of the site by clicking the “Like” button.

    For updates on Virginia Tech women's soccer, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_WSoccer).

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