"Mac Social" refers to the application developed by Macalester College Communications and Public Relations to aggregate, moderate, and display content published by Macalester College and Macalester community members, including the website https://www.macalester.edu/macsocial/.

"Macalester owned account" refers to an account on a social media network that is operated as an "official" account of a Macalester College department or organization.

General information

  • Mac Social will only include data from publicly accessible content on social media networks.
  • Each Mac Social post will be attributed to the posting account, including the username, Twitter/Instagram handle, and will be linked to the original post.
  • Mac Social may retain a cache of public post content, but will not create copies of images or other posted media.
  • Content will remain on Mac Social for one year.
  • Posts from non-Macalester accounts will be reviewed to ensure content meets Mac Social content guidelines and does not include private information.
  • If post is deleted or made private on Instagram or Twitter after it was included in Mac Social, associated images will no longer appear on Mac Social, and other post content will be removed from Mac Social within 72 hours.
  • If you would like a post from an account that you own removed from Mac Social, please contact Rachel Peterson in Communications and Public Relations at rpeters6@macalester.edu.

Where content is displayed

  • Content from Mac Social will only be published on Macalester College websites.
  • Certain posts may appear on public digital displays located on the Macalester College campus.
  • Selected posts may appear in the internal Macalester College email newsletter.

Content from Twitter

  • Mac Social may include public posts from Macalester owned accounts.
  • Mac Social may include public posts that contain a hashtag publicized by a Macalester department or organization, such as #heymac, #WeFoundMac, etc.
  • Mac Social may include content that is re-tweeted by a Macalester owned account.

Content from Instagram

  • Mac Social may include public posts from Macalester owned accounts.
  • Mac Social may include public posts that contain a publicly advertised hashtag, such as #heymac, #macreunion, etc.

Content from Facebook

  • Mac Social may include public posts from Macalester owned accounts.
  • No content from non-Macalester owned accounts will be cached or displayed.

Published June 22, 2016