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  1. September Social Recap

    With the first month of classes coming to a close, we thought we’d wrap up with a bit of what we’ve been doing over the past month. After welcoming freshmanRead More

  2. University of Michigan named #1 Best and Most Collaborative Large College in the US!

    “The very best schools are the most social schools.”

  3. @umichfootball Goes Private for #GoBlueVIP

    Typically, we use this blog to discuss strategies and initiatives launched by the #UMSocial central social media team. However, it is worth noting that our University has many departments andRead More

  4. UofMichigan Named #4 Most Popular College on Instagram

    Last week, Nitrogram included us on their list of the 75 Most popular American Colleges on Instagram. We’re thrilled to have come in at #4 on the list, alongside so manyRead More

  5. #HESummit13

    Last week, the #UMSocial team headed to Detroit for the day to attend Salesforce’s Higher Education Summit at Wayne State University. In addition to learning several tips and tricks onRead More

  6. My #UMSocial Internship Experience

    One of our interns gives an inside look at #UMsocial!

  7. University of Michigan Facebook Reaches 500,000 Fans!

    Over the holiday weekend, the University of Michigan Facebook page reached a milestone – 500,000 fans. Throughout the past year, we’ve been building on our base of fans by tryingRead More

  8. #MgoGrad: Behind the Scenes

    Before the soon-to-be alumni of the class of 2013 arrived in the Big House on the day of commencement, the #UMSocial team was planning how to best cover this memorableRead More

  9. Infographic: How Social Media was Impacted by Final Four

    [INFOGRAPHIC]: How social media was impacted by March Madness on our channels, UMich Basketball and Michigan Alumni. 

  10. Uncommon Campus: Marine Hydrodynamics Lab

    LSA’s Uncommon campus video took us from the Burton Tower to a spot on Campus that was a bit less recognizable. We found ourselves at the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory. TheRead More

  11. @dickc to speak at Commencement! #MgoGrad

    There are many things that go into creating the Michigan experience. From staying up late to paint the rock or joining the Michigan Squirrel Club out on the diag, theseRead More

  12. What the New Pinterest Analytics Mean For Marketers

    You may have read online this week that Pinterest has officially launched their analytics for business accounts. This is a free service for any Pinterest user with a business account,Read More

  13. Uncommon Campus: Burton Memorial Tower and Carillon

    When we saw LSA’s video Uncommon Campus, we were eager to do a little discovery of our own around the UMich campus. Our first stop is arguably one of theRead More

  14. How Ben Bernanke and @FordSchool Used Social Media To Embrace Public Policy

    Monday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke visited our campus to speak and answer questions, hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy. While it was a full house, our attentionRead More

  15. Instagram 101: The Basics

    (Photo courtesy of @hugh_davio) Since we joined Instagram in April, we’ve been enjoying sharing our favorite photos from around Ann Arbor and celebrating campus life, as well as sharing manyRead More

  16. UMich Professor Feeds Higher Education With YouTube

    Risk Bites creator Andrew Maynard, director of the U-M Risk Science Center and professor of environmental health sciences is flexing his social media muscle by creating short YouTube videos on aRead More

  17. We’re on Weibo — plus a guide to Ann Arbor’s Chinese restaurants

    A guest post by William Foreman, the global communication manager at U-M’s News Service. He prefers Cantonese dim sum and peppery Hunanese dishes.    Does Ann Arbor have any decentRead More

  18. @How To Tweet

    Want to win friends and influence people? That, and also create great one-on-one relationships, increase awareness of your presence, and engage in a global dialogue? Spreading information and getting followersRead More

  19. #Hashtags — #Why, #When, #What, #How

    Some of the most common questions (and debates) that come across my desk involve Twitter hashtags. What is a hashtag? Should I create one for my event? How do IRead More

  20. Susan Orlean on Storytelling and the “Sandwich Tweet”

    Prolific and respected writer Susan Orlean, a University of Michigan alum, spoke this spring at the English Department’s graduation event. Here’s an excerpt from her speech about storytelling in theRead More

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