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LAUSD hires social media coordinator Los Angeles Unified is about to go viral, with a social media director launching Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites in an effort to broaden the district's community outreach. Former CBS/KCAL reporter Stephanie Abrams, who started her LAUSD job early this month, will also be integrating other district and campus networks and working to create websites at schools that don't yet have them. "The sky's the limit," said Abrams, whose television stint included coverage of the technology sector. "We're not sure yet what the response will be." One of Abrams' first tasks was relaunching the district's Facebook page, which on Monday featured a photo of students from 186th Elementary School hanging out at "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno's garage.
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BY DAVID HOLMES, 03-19-2012, Fastcompany. Not only are more Americans getting their news on mobile devices than ever before, but these mobile users may also have a stronger bond to news brands than their laptop/desktop-using counterparts. According to the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media study, 27% of Americans get their news on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. And 44% of the country now owns a smartphone; 18% owns a tablet. What’s more significant, though, is that these mobile users are more likely to turn to news brands directly, through apps and home pages, as opposed to Google search results or recommendations on Twitter or Facebook. In addition to suggesting a deeper connection with the news organization’s brand, the findings reflect a deeper connection to the news itself, with three in 10 users reporting that they read more news since purchasing a tablet than ever before….. Mobile Devices Lead To A Stronger Connection To News Brands: Study « Social Media Marketing Trends and News
Is your college or university really doing a great job with social media? Lists like “ Top 100 Social Media Colleges ” and “ 20 colleges making good use of social media ” point out the growing role social media plays in higher education. We’re now at a point where almost all schools have a social presence, but many have yet to fully embrace the spirit of social media and tap into its potential. Social media presents a wealth of possibilities for engaging prospective students, current students, alumni, and other community members. Here are some big-picture ideas for taking your school’s social media presence from good to great. 1. 4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Social Media Presence to the Next Level
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