Here's a quick summary of the most-clicked links from the @alumnifutures Twitter account this past calendar year. I've written a short description for each, to clarify the content. After all, this is a macro-blog – no 140 character limit here!
Most-Clicked Links from the 2010 Alumni Futures Twitter Feed
1) 10 ways Twitter has changed, 7 questions for the future. Alumni Networks & Twitter white paper: http://ow.ly/1b4bD
This March 2010 white paper updated our 2009 look at how alumni organizations could use Twitter effectively. The link opens a page where all Alumni Futures white papers are available.
2) 100 tweeting alumni associations on this twitter list now: http://ow.ly/3ttDs
I maintain a list of alumni associations using Twitter. As of January 2011 the list includes 173 organizations (it was 100 when I posted this tweet).
3) Are status updates the new "Class Notes"? http://ow.ly/1rZt9
A lively debate about the interplay between online and printed alumni notes. 10 comments (including my reactions to readers' replies).
4) Recap of the CASE Social Media and Community Conference via @lizallen: http://ow.ly/1zYgS
I'll be among the faculty for the April, 2011 version. Sign up here: Social Media & Community 2011.
5) MIT social network analysts: Individual bias limits the benefit of having the right professional connections. http://ow.ly/1CDBK
Interesting that this was so popular, since there was virtually no discussion about it among advancement professionals, as far as I could tell.
I hope these links still hold some interest in 2011. Meanwhile, you can follow me on Twitter here:
I will never tweet about what I had for lunch, but I will share plenty of links to people and ideas that I find informative, provocative, or just plain interesting.
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