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Apr. 28, 2014—One of the things our office does is track web and social media analytics: What were the top five most viewed Vanderbilt news stories of the week? Which Facebook post had the greatest reach? How many likes did we get on Instagram? That sort of thing. We report this information to a variety of people,...

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Feb. 1, 2011—Having trouble keeping up with all that’s going on at Vanderbilt? Heard of Twitter and Flickr but not sure what they are? Knee deep in social media but looking for a way to pull it all together? A new website,, helps meet all of these needs by aggregating Vanderbilt’s main social media accounts on Facebook,...

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Vanderbilt welcomes Coach Franklin

Jan. 6, 2011—The university announced James Franklin would be its next head football coach Dec. 17, 2010, ending weeks of rabid speculation by mainstream and social media about the coach’s identity. Leading up to the announcement, Web Communications worked closely with our colleagues across Public Affairs – Creative Services, Athletics, Video – to be sure we had...

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Check out the brand-new Keegan Traveling Fellowship site

Dec. 3, 2010—The redesigned Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship site launched on December 3, 2010. The site features Flickr photo galleries, online journals and itineraries from current and former Fellows. The program awards $15,000 to allow a graduating senior the opportunity to pursue an idea or an issue, about which the student is impassioned, and to do...

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It’s alive! 2011 Commencement site launched

Nov. 19, 2010—The commencement website has been updated for the Class of 2011. It’s hard to believe preparations are already in full swing for Commencement in May 2011. This site is built in WordPress – and has the VU Brand Bar at the top… a couple php/mysql functionality bits… small e-commerce section for sales of THE PARTY...

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Updating VU’s Social Media Directory

Nov. 8, 2010—We’re updating the VU Social Media Directory – please submit your department/office/organizations social media presences. If you are submitting sites for multiple organizations – please submit the form once for each organization you are reporting for.

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Social media handbook released

Apr. 8, 2010—A new handbook for university faculty and staff wishing to use social media tools such as Facebook or Twitter to promote their program, research or department is now available. The handbook is available online. The handbook, produced by the Office of University Web Communications in the Division of Public Affairs, includes: An overview of how...

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Social Media – why it matters and how to use it in your job

Oct. 16, 2008—Listen Now: Presentation from Lacy Tite on Oct. 16:   Social Media: why it matters, how it can enrich your life, and ways it might even help you do your job better. We discussed facebook,, twitter, flickr, google apps, netvibes, etc. – what they are and why they’re worth your time. Facebook is more...

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