ASHA's Social Networks—Get Connected!
Online social networks offer great opportunities to connect with your peers and stay on top of the latest news from ASHA.
Whether you're interested in meeting other professionals in your area, making new friends, sharing photos or videos, or just want to be among the first to know what's new at ASHA, online social networks provide some great ways to connect. And best of all, all of ASHA's social networks are free!
Not sure what "social networking" means?
Online social networking involves connecting and sharing information with other people via the Internet. If you participate on ASHA's member community you have already experienced the benefits of being able to connect with your peers to share ideas and exchange information. Social networking Web sites such as Facebook and Twitter offer different ways to interact and can help you get the most out of your ASHA membership.
ASHA offers three ways to connect with your peers online:
- ASHA Community is a members-only platform that combines the functionality of traditional listservs, discussion forums and the member directory with new features like the ability to build your own network of professional contacts and link to your profiles on public sites like Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter. ASHA Community features granular privacy controls that let you control what information you share, subscription management that allows you to customize the way you prefer to receive updates, and resource libraries where you can share documents, audio and video files with other ASHA members. It's easy to start connecting today!
- Facebook allows you to create a personal profile complete with photos, links, videos and other information you may want to share with friends, colleagues and former classmates. Facebook gives you the opportunity to get to know other ASHA members on a more personal level and to interact in a more informal way. ASHA's page on Facebook isn't all play, though—there are updates, event listings, videos and more. Learn more at Facebook.
- Twitter is a "microblogging" service that allows family, friends, and colleagues to stay connected through short messages sent via the Internet or cell phone. ASHA (ashaweb) uses Twitter to highlight information on the web site like press releases, The ASHA Leader stories and other items of interest. Twitter is a great way to stay on top of what's new at ASHA, and provides a way to connect to other members who also follow ashaweb. To learn more and to set up your free account, go to Twitter.