Social Media

Introduction to Social Media



Twitter is a free* and easy way to

If all you want to do is follow a particular person or group – the BAC/International Union, for example – all you need is a cell phone! Simply send the words “follow iubac” as a text message to the number 40404 and you will be subscribed to receive the International Union’s updates (called “tweets”).*

You can also follow BAC’s tweets online at!/IUBAC – no personal account necessary!

However, if you want to reply to, share, or post your own tweets, you will need a Twitter account. Find out how to get started on Twitter here. Or click here to learn about using your new Twitter account with a cell phone.

Note: When using Twitter, always keep in mind that all of your tweets will be visible to everyone and that, once posted, they cannot truly be retracted. Remember to always tweet thoughtfully!

*Remember that if you connect your mobile phone to your Twitter account and send or receive texts from it, standard texting rates will apply.



Facebook is a useful tool for keeping up with important news not only from friends and colleagues, but also from organizations you care about, like BAC! To read updates from the IU, Locals, and the news, go to

To get the full Facebook experience – including your own profile and the ability to follow and comment on BAC’s page, click here for instructions on setting up your own Facebook account.

Note: The views represented in the comments and posts on the IU Facebook page are not necessarily those of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. The IU expects visitors to the page to follow these rules:

  1. No personal attacks on BAC members, officers or staff. Do not call out individuals by name.
  2. No obscene, racist, sexist, bigoted or otherwise demeaning language.
  3. Please keep your comments concise and on subject.


YouTube is a platform for quickly and easily sharing videos. Find BAC’s personal YouTube channel here:



Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas or stories by sharing photos or graphic images. Visit and follow BAC on Pinterest:




You Tube



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