Twitter App, Vine – Changing the Way We Connect with our Schools

We’ve all heard of social media success stories. Rebecca Black’s “Friday” (I just got the song stuck in your head, didn’t I? Sorry!) debuted on Youtube. Hundreds of professionals have been able to get their dream jobs through social media, Facebook pages and even Facebook ads. These are all ways we have been able to connect with each other as individuals, professionals and organizations.

Social media is obviously changing the way we communicate with each other, but now it is also changing the way we connect with our schools. With enrollment numbers down, universities and colleges are looking for new ways to connect with prospects and current students.

Since Twitter came out with their new Twitter app, Vine, colleges, prospective  and current students have all been using it to their advantage. The Vine app, free for iPhone and Droid users, allows you to share 6-second video clips with anyone on the Internet. Colleges and universities are showing glimpses of their campus, while students are highlighting their skills in quick bursts in hopes of being recruited.

Social media is always opening up new ways to communicate, and it’s exciting to hear that colleges and universities are getting involved as well.

But there are disadvantages to this open line of communication, of course!

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