|TRB Social Media Efforts: Usage of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
TRB uses Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to help our audience stay connected to transportation research. Social media also helps TRB to better understand how its reports and products are being used.
TRB’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ pages disseminate information related to all of TRB’s subject areas. TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program’s (ACRP) LinkedIn group allows its members to share opinions, comments, and remarks on specific ACRP publications.
The following information summarizes the usage and policy of TRB’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages:
TRB Usage of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+
TRB will update Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ on Monday through Friday during normal business hours. We do not post on holidays observed by the National Academies.
Normally, we will post 2-10 tweets per day and 3-5 Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ updates per week. Posts will discuss products and meetings related to TRB and the National Academies and other news related to transportation.
We encourage our followers to send us comments and suggestions through Twitter and Facebook. TRB will review all @replies, direct messages, and posts on our social media channels. We will attempt to respond to as many messages as possible; however, we may not be able to reply to all messages that we receive. We will forward comments to an appropriate TRB staff member, if necessary.
The list below includes items that we will post about on our social networking sites:
Who will TRB follow or mention on Twitter?
- Conferences, webinars, and meetings sponsored or co-sponsored by TRB
- TRB Annual Meeting updates prior to and during the meeting
- TRB Publications: New reports or old reports that relate to current news stories or congressional hearings
- Videos created by TRB or related to transportation themes
- Photos from TRB events
- TRB Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, Research Problem Statements
- News: national or international transportation stories and TRB in the news
- Items related to transportation history, research, or electronic resources related to transportation
TRB will follow individuals and organizations that dedicate their sites to information about transportation. Being followed, re-tweeted, or mentioned on a Follow Friday (#FF) by TRB does not imply endorsement of any kind. The opinions expressed in items re-tweeted on TRB's Twitter page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies.
How can I follow news and information related to TRB's Annual Meeting using Twitter?
To find news and information related to TRB's Annual Meeting, type #TRBAM into Twitter's search bar. Placing the hash symbol (#) in front of the letters TRBAM will allow you to search for conversations happening in Twitter related to TRB's Annual Meeting. Use #TRBAM in your tweets related to the Annual Meeting.
How do I view or sign up for TRB Tweets?
- To view TRB tweets without joining twitter, go to the web address http://twitter.com/trbofna and add the site to your favorites or bookmarks.
- You may also join Twitter to "follow" or subscribe to TRB tweets. Twitter is free to all people who register. To follow TRB tweets, sign in, go to the "Find People" menu option on the top, right-hand side of the screen, and type TRBofNA. Then click, "follow," under the TRBofNA icon.
TRB Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ Page Commenting Policy
We encourage you to use the commenting feature on TRB's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ pages to write about how you use TRB reports, ask questions about transportation research, and share your experiences from TRB meetings. A TRB representative will ensure that comments are constructive and respectful. TRB retains the discretion to remove comments that are determined to be inappropriate for the page.
Comments of an inappropriate nature that may be deleted by TRB include:
The opinions expressed by those who post comments on TRB's social media pages are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of TRB or the National Academies.
- Profane, offensive, or discriminatory language
- Inflammatory comments or comments intended to threaten or bully individuals
- Off-topic comments that are not related to transportation or transportation research, or do not pertain to TRB or the National Academies
- Promotion of a company, product, or individual, including comments that intend to drive fans to an external link for commercial gain or spam
- Comments left by a false profile, misleading, or created with the intent to conceal the user’s identity or to falsely assume the identity of another person
- Comments that disclose personal identifying information about anyone, including the commenter
ACRP’s LinkedIn Group
ACRP established a LinkedIn discussion group to facilitate the ability for airport industry professionals to share opinions, comments, and remarks about specific ACRP publications.
Announcements, solicitations, and innovations in the program are shared with the LinkedIn group. Since members of this LinkedIn group provide ACRP with access to their resumes, ACRP may approach individuals for project panel assignments if the program is unable to satisfy panel requirements from the nominations received for a particular project.
The ACRP Manager moderates the conversations that occur within the ACRP LinkedIn group.
To become a member of the ACRP LinkedIn group, please sign in or register an account with LinkedIn. Then, visit the “ACRP - Airport Cooperative Research Program” group page and select “Join Group” to send a request to become a member of the group. Requests to join the group are reviewed and vetted by the ACRP Manager.
For Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+: Contact Lisa Berardi Marflak at 202-334-3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For ACRP’s LinkedIn Group: Contact Mike Salamone at 202-334-1268, email@example.com, or via LinkedIn