Michigan Squirrels

  1. #UMSocial Welcomes New Team Members!

            Meet Tatyana Fykes!     Tatyana is a Purdue University Alumna. She received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and achieved three minors in French, Communications,Read More

  2. Digital Summit Detroit Conference Recap

      Two days. One city. One conference. Three members of the UMSocial team and a lot of digital media pointers.   A presenter opens his talk by telling us aboutRead More

  3. August #UMichChat Recap: A Back-To-School Toolkit

        New and returning U-M students have plenty of questions about life on campus: Can I eat at dining halls other than the one at my residence? How canRead More

  4. Buzzfeed Ranks UofMichigan 2nd Best School Instagram Account

      Buzzfeed, a leading independent digital media company delivering news and entertainment, recently compiled a list of ten of the best school Instagram accounts you will see anywhere, including college,Read More

  5. Intimate Image Sharing: What Are My Rights?

      Ever regret sending that snap? Or receive a scandalous image that made you blush? The proliferation of sharing images through social media—many of them intended to be ephemeral—has givenRead More

  6. Keeping Up With The Trends!

      Content meetings at #UMSocial typically center on how best to communicate important research the University of Michigan has in the works, upcoming events, cross-campus collaboration opportunities, and institutional prioritiesRead More

  7. Understanding IGTV

      Instagram, which began as an image-based platform in 2010, added to its offerings last week with the introduction of IGTV (Instagram TV)—announced, naturally, on the new IGTV platform byRead More

  8. New #UMSocial Team Member!

        Hi Umich! My name is Taylor Rovin and I am one of UM Social’s new interns. I’m excited to be helping the creative team while learning new skillsRead More

  9. Intern Mackenzie Signing Off

        Lessons Learned During My #UMSocial Internship in 280 Characters or Less     There comes a time in every young UMSocial intern’s life where they must say goodbyeRead More

  10. Introducing New #UMSocial Members

      #UMSocial has grown…again! We’re so excited to welcome our two newest team members. Troy and Ashley may only have joined a few weeks ago but they’ve already hit theRead More

  11. Celebrating #UMichMoms

        Celebrating #UMichMoms and all of their wisdom   Michigan Moms hold a special place in all our hearts. They have taught us practical life lessons such as howRead More

  12. April #UMichChat Recap

      Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg found himself in front of Congress in April, after it was revealed that political data firm Cambridge Analytica obtained private user data from the socialRead More

  13. Gifs For All!

        GIFs, the little image format that could. These have become ubiquitous in social media. Tenor, formerly Riffsy, released its GIF keyboard in 2014, making GIF usage more accessibleRead More

  14. Facebook’s Alternate Dimension

        Facebook has undergone many evolutions. Targeted primarily to Ivy League students when it launched, the platform expanded its reach to everybody over 13 in 2006, although it continuedRead More

  15. 10 Things to Do Before Graduation

        Take a picture in front of the Michigan Wings. A new interactive mural features U-M and Ann Arbor landmarks that will make any soon-to-be-graduate feel nostalgic. Don’t forgetRead More

  16. Sorry, Snap. Our Streak May Be Over.

        Breakups are hard. We’ve all gone through them, driving ourselves crazy second-guessing our decision and wondering if we’re really doing the right thing. Would breaking up with SnapchatRead More

  17. What Is A World Without Facebook?

        Cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic as more and more people are finding that their online data has been compromised. (Maybe it’s time we read the fineRead More

  18. Social Slip Ups

          To err is human, as the saying goes. Fortunately, our errors are usually small, forgivable, and relatively unnoticed, like neglecting to make more coffee in the breakroom.Read More

  19. Tips for Clicks: Social Media Interns

        We asked our #UMSocial interns to give us some insight on social media from their perspectives.       Where do you see social in 5 to 10Read More

  20. Nine Takeaways from the CASE Social Media Conference in New Orleans

        If my Instagram stories from last week are any indication, I traveled to New Orleans primarily to ingest as many beignets, pralines, and slices of King cake asRead More

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