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Texas A&M Has Biggest Social Network

texas-anmFan Page List, a site that ranks the size of entities’ social networks, now publishes a list of the universities and colleges with the largest social networks. While one might assume that the colleges with the largest enrollment would have the biggest social networks, as represented by Facebook fans and Twitter followers, this in fact is not the case. Texas A&M leads the list, although it is the seventh largest public university, according to enrollment data from 2009. Ivy league schools also do extremely well on the list, despite their comparatively modest enrollments. It seems that school spirit and prestige, and no doubt a tech-savvy student and alum body, have a lot to do with building a major social media presence.

Here’s the top ten Colleges on Facebook and Twitter:

1. Texas A&M University

2. University of Michigan

3. University of Oklahoma

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College Bans Facebook and Twitter

harrisburg-universityThe Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania has banned the use of all social media for a week. The ban proscribes the use of any online communication except for email, including Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging. Students will be allowed to continue to use text messages, and presumably BlackBerry Messenger.

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Sigma Nu Starts Anti-Hazing Twitter Campaign

Sigma Nu HazingAs a part of this year’s National Hazing Prevention Week taking place on September 20-24, 2010, Sigma Nu, the Interfraternity Council Member Fraternity, is spearheading a social media campaign. Over the course of 40 days, Sigma Nu will release via their Twitter channel a comprehensive list of arguments against the 40 most common heard excuses for sorority and fraternity hazing.

The project began on August 11, 2010 and since then a team of contributors have blogged, tweeted and Facebook posted a different excuse daily using the Twitter official hash tag #40Answers.

This is the first social media campaign to combat hazing in Greek Life and is slated to become a popular resource for Greeks against hazing to ensure a quality fraternity and sorority experience for organization members

Numerous organizations within Panhellenic, National-Panhellenic, Interfraternity and Diversified Greek Councils have committed to endorsing and supporting the campaign.

Here is the list of scheduled tweets:

•    August 11, 2010 Pledges must pay their dues to become a member.
•    August 12, 2010 Hazing teaches pledges to respect their elders.
•    August 13, 2010 Pledges must learn to appreciate the fraternity.
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Internship

InternshipAfter spending hours submitting applications and polishing your resume, you have finally received that coveted email of acceptance into the internship program you have so fiercely sought after.

But before you get caught up in updating your Facebook status and announcing your achievement via Twitter, take a moment to read these quick tips on how to get the most out of your summer internship:

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Twitter Becomes Part of College Curriculum

twitter logoSocial media and networking sites are becoming a huge part of our popular culture. Case in point, just have a read at the lyrics to “Now Generation” by the Black Eyed Peas:

Myspace in your space. Facebook is a new place. Dip divin’ socializin’. I’ll be out in cyber space. Google is my professor. Wikipedia checker. Checkin’ my account. Loggin’ in and loggin’ out.”

And now, social networking sites are entering mainstream education. An Australian college, Griffith University, is now requiring that all journalism students take a course on Twitter education. The course will focus on proper Twitter writing practices and delivering as much information as possible in only 180 characters.

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Join EduInReview.com on Facebook and Twitter

education social mediaNow you can stay up-to-date on the latest from EduInReview.com by following us where you are – on Facebook and Twitter. These social sites allow us to stay more connected with you, and let you know when we’ve got new school reviews, education news, college tips and more.

Follow us on Twitter @eduinreview. Whether you’re looking for the latest on Obama education policy, back to school tips, college sports updates, or anything else related to education, you’re sure to see us tweeting about it.

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Out of This World Social Networking

The social networking site Twitter has been a way to keep individuals informed about pretty much anything. A posting on the site, or Tweet as it is called, can include anything and everything from your personal philosophy to your location. Normally, Tweets involving a person’s location are mundane, but in one particular instance, it was out of this world. For the first time in history, a social media site has moved from Earth to space. twitter

Astronaut Mike Massimino, also known as Twitter user Astro_Mike, made the first ever Twitter Tweet while in orbit around the Earth. His posting on May 13, 2009 said this; “From Orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working heard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!” Since this initial orbital posting, Massimino has updated his Twitter page 3 other times. His messages are updating on both emotional and mission statuses. Read the rest of this entry »



University Offering Master’s Degree in Social Media

Do you tweet enough to considered a professional? Know the ins-and-outs of Facebook like a CPA does tax law? If you’re entrenched in social media and want something more than a recent status message to show for it, then Birmingham City University (in Birmingham, England) may have just the degree for you. The one-year course will earn you a Master’s degree in Social Media, making you either the coolest or geekiest college grad your friends know.social media

Jon Hickman, the course convener, had to convince the school’s committees to approve the course and prove its relevancy. He admits its “importance is questionable,” but that the learnings will be meaningful for those in marketing, PR and other communications fields.

“It’s not for freaks or IT geeks, the tools learnt on this course will be accessible to many people. During the course we will consider what people can do on Facebook and Twitter, and how they can be used for communication and marketing purposes,” says Hickman. “There has been significant interest in the course already, and it will definitely appeal to students looking to go into professions including journalism and PR.” Read the rest of this entry »





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