Social Media in Higher Education

By: Adam
Looking back a decade ago, the thought of social media didn’t even exist.  We kept in contact through traditional media like phone calls, e-mails, and sometimes even the good old-fashioned hand-written letter.  Different announcements and information were broadcast through television, magazines, billboards and the occasional internet banner.  Now, fast forward to today and the main source of news is now found on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, making everyone’s lives a lot easier.  Not only are more websites being created every day, but each individual social media site is expanding and integrating to make things more convenient for its users.  We have entered the world of social media and we are now using our online voices to speak louder than ever before.

As we continue to move forward, social media is starting to shape the world we live in on a “most recent” basis and from this; there is no denying that Social Media is everywhere!  It has become the common practice of staying in contact, sharing the latest news stories and now, it’s become a common place to learn more about a specific University.   With this shift, these social tools can be used to quickly access information and expertise on the school, but also improve collaboration, engagement and cooperation, while enhancing relationships through constant contact. 

Though the Simon Website will always serve as the best source of information on the school, these social media tools are serving as a new and innovative twist on sharing specific details of the “Simon Experience”.    This swift change is meant to capitalize on the growing population in this interactive world, as we are constantly updating our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel to captivate our audience on everything that is currently happening here at the University.

To learn more, take the time to visit our Simon Social Media page and get involved, because let’s be honest, Social Media is not going away!



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