A blog for social media communicators at MIT



Gamification and Social Rewarding

By Stephanie Hatch Leishman August 2, 2012

'Guess where?' series: Do you know where on MIT campus this detail can be found? #MIT Gamification, or game mechanics, involves the use of a game mindset and can be applied to social media strategy. This can mean actually using games, such as "MIT: The Game" on the MIT Admissions Facebook page, but also involves...

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Ask Questions

By Stephanie Hatch Leishman May 24, 2012

Content isn't just about broadcasting news and information about your department. If so, it's not social media. It's just media (see Does Your Department Take the 'Social' Out of Social Media?). There are other types of content out there and one of these types is the asking of questions. Questions are an important...

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Does Your Department Take the 'Social' Out of Social Media?

By Stephanie Hatch Leishman May 9, 2012

It's easy to get so overwhelmed with the communications tasks of a department, such as writing, pushing content out, and posting online, that we start to treat social media the same as traditional media: write, print/post, distribute. However, social media is, well, social. Don't forget that your department's...

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Social Media on a Shoestring

By Stephanie Hatch Leishman March 8, 2012

In last week's seminar, I presented on how to use limited resources when managing social media for a department at MIT. I discussed strategy vs. tactics, types of content, and tools for streamlining your efforts when you're shoestringing it. Watch the screencast version on TechTV. Please comment! You can comment on...

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Dan Zarrella: 13 Takeaways

By Stephanie Hatch Leishman March 6, 2012

Today we had the opportunity to have Dan Zarrella present The Science of Social Media at MIT. Being an institution of higher learning that especially loves science, MIT was pleased to welcome Dan. In his presentation, Dan did some myth busting and gave us some takeaways. Here's a taste of what we enjoyed: Myths: Ideas...

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