Principal Don Austin is trying out Twitter as a way to increase communication with the Laguna Beach community.
The online social network is updated in real-time through short messages called “tweets,” limited to 140 characters.
Austin said he learned Twitter’s value to a communication tool while attending a principal’s conference last month.
Anyone interested can receive Austin’s tweets by visiting the school website at http://lbhs.lbusd.org/ and clicking on the Twitter link on the right side of the page. “Instant messages will be sent directly to the follower’s cell phone or to their own Twitter page. It is simple and efficient. My own mother is following us through Twitter!” said Austin, who expects to issue one or two messages per day regarding school-related topics. “I encourage everyone to give it a try.”