Get VT Alerts from Twitter

Kim Mitchell,assistant professor of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management used twitter as part of class assignments

New Twitter user

Individuals have the option to follow the @vtalerts Twitter feed and/or receive Twitter updates via text message. You do not need to have a Twitter account to view the feed online or subscribe to text message updates.

Subscribing to Twitter text message updates from @vtalerts

  • Text “Follow vtalerts” to the number 40404. You will receive a few text messages in response.
    • If you already use Twitter and have linked your cell phone number to your Twitter account, you will receive the following messages:
      • You’re now following @vtalerts. Their tweets will be sent to you. Send OFF @vtalerts to stop.
      • A copy of the last message sent by @vtalerts and the date that it was sent.
    • If you do not already use Twitter or if your cell phone number is not linked to your Twitter account, you will receive the following messages:
      • Welcome to Twitter! You’ll receive @vtalerts ’s Tweets and other updates on your phone. Text STOP to end, HELP for help +T&C’s. Msg&data rates may apply. Tip: Want to tweet? Reply w/START anytime and join the conversation!
      • A copy of the last message sent by @vtalerts and the date that it was sent.