CFCC has a ton of options available to spread their message far and wide. Including Social Networking, or New Media or whatever the heck you want to call it. So, while the network prevents students, faculty and staff from accessing “social media” sites from campus assets, we have created and support a CFCC presence on both Facebook and Twitter.
The debate on whether to open the school network to social media has been kind of a slow burn. It flares up from time to time but goes unnoticed in the daily hubbub. There are two camps: one side says, “open it up” the other camp says, “block it and restrict it”. Currently only authorized individuals are allowed to through the filters for official CFCC social media work.
So, my part in all of this is to find away to make these services work better. To find ways to simplify the work flow and transmit our news, updates, announcements and content to these myriad tools of social engagement.
One such tool is a WordPress plugin called Twitter Tools. In theory it will allow a WordPress blogger to Tweet from the WordPress dashboard. Pretty cool huh? I’m testing it now. It also includes features to allow tweets to be displayed on the blogs and new blogs to get tweeted it could (dare I say it?) create a synergy between our social media outlets.
Now, If I could just get Facebook to sit-stay-beg-rollover-playdead-good-dog.