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7 Things Professors Need to Know About Social Media NOW


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  • If a student or other faculty member Googles your name, where will she find you online?[twitter] If a student or other faculty member Googles your name, where will she find you online? [/twitter]
  • We need to rid ourselves of the assumption that social media is just a bunch of cat videos, like this one.Video:[twitter] Is social media more than cat videos (like this one I say yes.[/twitter]
  • Social media is far more than just cat videos!Video:
  • So let’s get started on the 7 things that faculty need to know.Photo Credit:[twitter] So let’s get started on the 7 things that faculty need to know about social media.[/twitter]
  • See the complete video at Credit:[twitter] First, what the heck is social media? Watch this Socialnomics video by @equalman [/twitter]
  • Photo Credit: “Through the Telescope,” Barbara Nixon, 2005Photo Credit: Number 2,[twitter]Second, find out where your students and colleagues are in the social media world. [/twitter]
  • Photo Credit: “Listening,” Barbara Nixon, 2004Photo Credit: Number 3,[twitter]Third, listen first (before barging into on ongoing conversation online). [/twitter]
  • Photo Credit: Number 4, Credit: Global Player,[twitter]Fourth, then you can start to collaborate with colleagues & students. [/twitter]
  • Photo Credit: Number 5,[twitter]Fifth, sometimes tweeting in class can lead to greater learning. Use a class hashtag, #COMM2423 or #I2BMWF [/twitter]
  • Photo Credit: Worried Girl, Credit: Number 6,[twitter]Sixth, be paranoid, just a little. Remember that snippets of your social media may be taken out of context at times. [/twitter]
  • [twitter]Seventh, stay curious! Social media changes ALL the time. [/twitter]Photo Credit: Curious, Credit: Number 7,
  • [twitter]Now, I have three challenges for you. [/twitter]
  • [twitter]One, read Groundswell ( by @charleneli and @jbernoff now. [/twitter]
  • [twitter]Two, join @LinkedIn now. I’ve made numerous professional contacts for myself and my students there. [/twitter]
  • [twitter]Three, create a social media policy using something like Many universities already have them in place. [/twitter]
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  • [twitter]What’s the ONE thing you’re taking away from this session on 7 Things Profs Need to Know about Social Media Now? [/twitter] Curly was the tough old cowboy character played by the late Jack Palance. Here’s the scene from the movie where Curly espouses his life philosophy to Mitch, Billy Crystal’s character:Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?Curly: This. [holds up one finger]Mitch: Your finger?Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit.Mitch: But what is the “one thing?”Curly: [smiles] That’s what you have to find out.
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    • 1. ProfessorsNeed to Know About Social Media
      Prepared for
      Barbara B. Nixon
      Assistant Professor :: Southeastern University
    • 2. #SEUbestideas
    • 3. Your Name Here
    • 4. Social Media = Cat Videos?
    • 5. Social Media Cat Videos
    • 6.
    • 7. What the heck IS social media?
    • 8. Where are your students? Colleagues?
    • 9. Listen first.
    • 10. Then Collaborate.
    • 11. Tweeting  Learning
      Tweeting -> Learning
    • 12. Be paranoid.*
      *Just a little.
    • 13. Stay curious.
    • 14. Three Challenges
    • 15. Read. This. Now.
      Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
      Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff
    • 16. Join. This. Now.
    • 17. Develop. This. Now.
    • 18.
    • 19.
    • 20. For links to slides & sites mentioned today, see
    • 21.
    • 22. Things
      Understand what social media is
      Learn how your students & colleagues use social media
      Listen first
      Then collaborate
      Tweeting can lead to learning
      Be paranoid (just a little)
      Stay curious
    • 23. The ONE thing
    • 24. Contact Me
      Barbara B. Nixon, Ph.D. (ABD)
      Interim Chair, Communication Department
      Southeastern University
      Life Member & Past President of the International Listening Association (
      Twitter: barbaranixon
      Skype: barbara.b.nixon