I always wear a @umich shirt while traveling. I love hearing people shout...
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firstgencollege asked: Very interesting approach to social media and allowing the students to use their voice. Very calculated risk indeed. I look forward to hearing how it progresses
The idea that student voices can’t be trusted is toxic — if we can’t...
@umichstudents: Trust In Your Students
Yesterday we launched our newest initiative: a Twitter feed for students, run by students. It’s called @umichstudents, and it came out of a brainstorm at Twitter HQ last week (no, we aren’t copying Sweden, but we’re certainly watching how they’re doing). Every week we will have a different student tweeter, who will be responsible for managing the account in all ways,...
Hub & Spoke, Dick Costolo, and how to do Twitter.
On Monday afternoon I was insansely lucky enough to spend time with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, as well as super-smart staff members Omid Ashtari and Neil Shah (a U-M alum!). Sometimes I have to pinch myself. Really. See the Twitter bird behind me? Cool! I wanted to share some of the more interesting nuggets that I walked away with, since I realize that this isn’t a common opportunity. ...
Creation + Sharing + Interaction = Social Media
From our Communicator’s Forum: a spoof on what social media managers do, created by our amazing student team, Filmic Productions.
Link: U-M Social Media Presentation Slideshare →
From the 05-28-12 Communicator’s Forum meeting at the University of Michigan
Using digital tools to make meetings fun
Yesterday the University had a meeting of the Communicators Forum, a group that ranges anywhere in size from 150-300+ people. The topic of the meeting was social media, so it was only appropriate to try some new, cool ideas. The meeting was broadcast on Spreecast, although we had a bit of a learning lesson: we need to buy an external microphone and place at least one computer much closer to the...