Our team uses Twitter to curate the latest news from social media, new technology, and how it applies to higher education. And it’s great for keeping up with the top developments. But if you follow a lot of people it gets a tad unwieldy. So we’ve decided to leverage Twitter Lists to manage the workload more efficiently.
If you’re a Twitter hater, you might want to read this. I was a hater myself only a few months back. “I don’t have anything to Tweet about and I don’t care what others are Tweeting about” was my mentality. Funny thing is, I had — and still have — so many friends who shared my belief about Twitter’s uselessness.
This morning at Chirp, Twitter’s first Developers Conference, their CEO, Ev Williams revealed some interesting facts about Twitter. Some key takeaways are:
Twitter has 105,779,710 registered users (didn’t disclose how many of those users are active though)
Every day, 300,000 people register (also didn’t comment on the fact that the average life span of a user is less than a month)
Good thing we’re on Facebook Platform. We’ll get to focus on our product success while others have to hire more lawyers :)
Hey hey! The subject in this week’s Student Affairs Chat was focused on engaging students through Twitter. The conclusion was that Facebook is more useful at this point for engaging students because that’s where they are. So, here are some links about Twitter and more for you to read and share!
One of the advantages of being plugged into the silicon valley tech scene, is gaining access to new technologies before the rest of the world does. Today, we got a test drive of Quora, a social question and answers forum that was developed by Facebook’s founding CTO, Adam D’Angelo. It’s lots of fun thanks to [...]
Today on the Twitter blog, Animitra Banerji from their product team wrote about the ‘contributors’ feature, which allows organizations to signify which individual from their team is tweeting. Already enabled by third-party applications such as CoTweet, the difference with Twitter’s “By” functionality is that it is native to Twitter.
Today on Twitter, a colleague of ours posted an inquiry on how to engage with faculty and staff using a Facebook page. At first, it seemed like an intuitive question, as Facebook is all about engagement. But on second thought, I realized that engaging faculty and staff is actually one of the more difficult tasks [...]
Purdue University recently unveiled Hotseat – a social networking-powered mobile Web application that allows students to provide feedback via Facebook, Twitter, and mobile devices during class and enables professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience.
By now, many schools have joined the Twittersphere, using the tool to help broadcast campus news, post athletics updates, and even promote themselves to prospective students. It’s a great place to reach a wide audience, easily, and start some really important conversations.
Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe people you worked with, but as the internet and web 2.0 tools have become nearly ubiquitous, PLNs can include tons of different communities – social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, nings, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, and so many more. Basically, anyone that you [...]
Brad J. Ward gave me time before he took off to Singapore to speak on Social Media. While Brad was an RA at the University of Illinois, Springfield, he started a website for the people on his wing. Soon, it turned into a marketing tool for the university and he was asked to work in the [...]