Views from an academic involved in social media May 5, 2011Posted by stephenr in : social media , add a comment
Here’s a good podcast that has a lecturer talk about how he got into social media, what he gets out of it and some handy tips for how to manage your workload.
It’s from the HE Comms series of podcasts.
Student engagement on Facebook – we need to be smart April 1, 2011Posted by stephenr in : Schools and Colleges, social media, Thinking ahead, Website , add a comment
Good article about how we need to create a useful community to get people to enge with us on facebook: http://usability-ed.blogspot.com/2011/03/facebook-user-attitudes-to-business.html
How not to use Twitter March 17, 2010Posted by stephenr in : social media , add a comment
Every organisation worth its salt is on Twitter these days, with the idea that this is another easy way to broadcast their messages to all and sundry.
Not only did Rentokil find out that tweeters care who follows them, their actual response leaves a lot to be desired.
First of all remember that Twitter is for engaging in a conversation but also think about how you talk to your audience when they do engage with you – whether you’re in the right or wrong!
Arc moves onto Facebook February 8, 2010Posted by stephenr in : social media, Website , 2 comments
We’ve recently set-up a facebook site for the Arc, with the primary aim of allowing staff to update everyone who’s become a fan with the latest information on what’s happening around the gym and with classes. This site actually sits quite nicely with the community that’s already established across the Arc and hopefully will be a useful tool in allowing staff, members and just occasional users to engage that bit more.
The site is still in its initial stages but there are big plans for it so make sure you become a fan today.
Google searches your social circle for you January 28, 2010Posted by stephenr in : Search Engine Optimisation, social media , add a comment
The next big trend in terms of searching is now available to try out as a beta – social searching.
Google has been personalising searches for a while for those with profiles and google accounts. This has been a bit of a pain for webmasters as this alters the ranking of sites in the normal search according to what you actually click on – not what the page contains.
This new tool is similar to the Facebook search but more powerful as it covers far more sites and lets you see just what is going on out there.
Have a look and see what you think – hot or not?