Category Archives: Social Media

2011 Commencement Roundup

We’ve assembled a sampling of things #highered folks tackled this year. Professionals in departments ranging from IT to marketing and all shades in between forged ahead this year to expand all things communication surrounding commencement ceremonies.

In Defense of Human Tweeting

In August 2010, I made a simple change: I replaced the University of Rochester logo as the Twitter avatar with my own bespectacled mug, and was up front in the bio that the tweets were coming from me, Lori in Wallis Hall.

#EpicFail: A Tale of Snow and Social Media

At the University of Michigan-Flint, a student-deemed #epicfail became an important lesson in the evolution of social communication. If there’s one danger in the realm of social media, it’s becoming comfortable and resting on laurels. The living, breathing social media beast needs constant attention, and so do its users.

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Engaging Ambassadors

The number of social media platforms, user communities and interactive opportunities continues to grow. Budgets don’t. So how can communicators deal with this evolving landscape? One way is to use the most rich and robust resource available: students.