What’s Working With Social Media In Higher Education?

One month from today, innovators, nerds and social media gurus ninjas people will engage in a core conversation about “Effective Social Media Presence in Higher Education.” The only problem is YOU might not be there. This lightly lubricated conversation (yes, we’re trying to procure beer) will happen at South By Southwest. Deborah Maue and I […]

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When Campus Social Media Management Is Not All About Unicorns & Rainbows

When I think about using Twitter as a listening tool for my campus, my mind always wanders back to Ed Cabellon’s 2009 story about how he reached out to a student who was having a poor experience on his campus. While managing departmental and campus social media accounts over the last few years, I’ve had […]

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Thinking Social at the University of Florida

Update: We had a great time doing this. Thanks to everyone who participated, watched, and followed along on Twitter!  Watch the video archive here: Part 1 & Part 2 and check out Ed’s  #thinkingsocial storify I’m spending the next five days with the Thinking Social team at the University of Florida. We’re engaging in some pretty […]

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When (and why) Will College Students Adopt Google+?

One of the main points of feedback I received from last week’s post, Google+ Implications for University Recruitment, was that college students may never use the service like they use Facebook.  I don’t discard this criticism.  As a fact, I think it’s relevant to much of the conversation about social media and higher education, including […]

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Forced Networking: Thanks To Twitter, It’s Easy!

Tomorrow morning I’ll be attending a chamber of commerce networking event, one of many that I’m signed up for in the next few weeks.  My new job necessitates that I attend them, but I have a confession: I’ve never willingly gone to a “forced networking” event before.  I’ve always attended similar events with friends, or […]

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