Campus community members can now follow Information and Educational Technology (IET) on Twitter for network service updates, such as outage alerts.
Although this information is already available at status.ucdavis.edu or in the form of e-mail alerts, outages sometimes interrupt multiple services. These outages can disrupt access to e-mail or the status website.
“The Twitter account will still be able to tell people what’s happening because Twitter operates outside of campus systems,” said Bill Buchanan, senior writer with IET, in an e-mail interview.
The Twitter account, UCDavisStatus, covers MyUCDavis, SmartSite and the campus wireless network.
– Janelle Bitker