Twitter is a 'microblogging' platform which allows users to post
and exchange short messages (up to 140 characters in length) and
converse publicly with other users via a mobile phone or web
browser. Twitter allows users to share links to online information,
publish photographs and share other media such as video.
With the exception of direct messages exchanged between users,
all messages (or 'tweets') are public and visible to all for
review, comment and sharing regardless of whether you have a
Twitter account or not.
Twitter is a great way for us to keep you informed about events,
new lending, ideas and our latest news and developments. You can
also share your thoughts, views and feedback directly with us and
ask us any questions you may have.
Our Twitter account is managed by the Supporter Relations Team
on behalf of colleagues across Shared Interest Society and
If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect between 1-3 tweets
each day covering new lending, events, campaigns and member
Take a look at our most recent tweets on our twitter page and
whilst you're there, we invite you to follow us @SharedInterest,
@SharedIntAmbs and @SharedIntFdn
It is a convention among Twitter users to distinguish content
using hashtags. Hashtags are semantic tags (keywords), preceded by
a # sign. This enables users to search and filter information based
on keywords and share information more meaningfully. Hashtags also
allow users to quickly identify 'trending' topics (as displayed on
the Twitter.com homepage).
We will use hashtags when:
- Providing live coverage of events (live-tweeting),
- Promoting a campaign e.g. #investinafairerworld
Unless they are already very short URLs, tweets will be
shortened using link compressing sites for example ow.ly.com.
If you follow @SharedInterest, @SharedIntFdn and/or
@SharedIntAmbs we will not automatically follow you back. This is
to discourage the use of direct messaging, avoid resource-wasting
spam handling, and so that you can easily identify other key
Twitter users that we think are relevant to Shared Interest.
However, being followed by Shared Interest does not imply
endorsement of any kind.
As part of account maintenance and monitoring, the Supporter
Relations Team regularly reviews accounts it is following. This may
result in unfollowing accounts.
The department updates and monitors its Twitter accounts during
office hours, 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am -
3.00pm on a Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we
accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter
downtime. Tweets may be made outside of these times but
we may not be able to reply individually or immediately to all of
the tweets we receive, so encourage you to contact the Supporter
Relations Team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 0191 2339100.
In the interest of organising our followers into meaningful
categories and providing followers with useful industry and topic
information, we may create publicly viewable lists of organisations
following our twitter accounts.
Inclusion on lists does not imply endorsement of any kind.
Should an organisation not wish to be included on a list created
by the department, it may request to be removed from the list by
sending a direct message to the relevant department twitter
Shared Interest does not capture or record the contact details
of parties following its Twitter accounts.