Social Media in Higher Ed!

This is the age of social media, and social media is here to stay; it seems as though no campaign against it would work. Even a recent campaign to quit Facebook due to a reported data breach proved futile. While this blog post is not about the Facebook data breach, it presents a good example of the challenges of social media. Despite these challenges, it appears as though social media is now a big part of people’s lives, and people can hardly do without it. I would like to use this blog post to reflect on the use of social media in higher education.

One fun fact I have learned about this age is that people nowadays have a short attention span. Consequently, I would use the infographic below to show some interesting trends in the use of social media in higher education.

Interesting trends:

The use of social media has generally increased from 2008 – 2011.

The use of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn has increased from 2008 to 2011

However, the use of blogging and message boards increased from ‘2008-2009’ to ‘2009-2010’ but reduced from ‘2009-2010’ to ‘2010-2011’.

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