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I did a quick browse of the post topics and didn't see one regarding social media campaigns during freshmen orientation, move-in day, or first week/welcome week. Anyone have any fun ways they have promoted their social media sites during the start of an academic year?
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Thanks for posting this +Amy Bentley-Smith! I've been asking around as well because we are getting ready to promote a hashtag this fall for our own programs during the first few weeks of the semester.  We have some great t-shirts made and are using tagboard.  We'll also run some contests to promote it but mainly want to curate the student created content.  

I toyed with a social media scavenger hunt to get students moving around campus but I never got large support for it this year. 
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+ZAGAT is conducting a 12 days of Foodie cheer holiday photo contest. I entered this one I took of my mother-in-law's cookies, and plan to look for other pictures I've taken of food during the holiday. Why not...
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YUM.
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This boy is amazing. So well spoken. This blows my mind more than the cartoon that shows 3.14 backwards spells PIE.
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This kid is awesome. If I had been born in the U.S. I would've been a programmer / engineer. I was able to teach myself HTML at 13, before I learned how to copy/paste and a lot of the basic things you do on computers. The Internet showed up at my door step at the same time a computer did. But living in Guatemala meant that a business degree made more sense, and while I'm grateful I chose that path, I wished I had the time to learn how to develop.

Today's kids are born with connected devices and they'll do amazing things we cannot even imagine today.

ps. I look forward to Thomas Suarez's first Android app :)
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Here's an article in the local paper about him leading up to this talk. http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_19159496
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Tips regarding the new Google+ Pages
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5 Cool Tips You Should Know About Google+ Pages

1. You Can +1 a Page to Show Support or Add Them to Your Circles

We know you love some brands and businesses. Others you may want to show a quick note of support, but not see all their updates. So just drop a little +1 and keep going, or add a page to any circle you want. You're in control.

2. No Google+ Page Can Follow You Until You Follow Them

We want Google+ to be a place you love to share. Pages cannot circle you until you follow them first. Of course, if you are in their circles, they can share great deals, exclusive coupons, product tips and hangouts, but the relationship is yours to start.

3. In Fact, Google+ Pages Can't Even Mention You Unless You're Connected

That's right. The +Google+ page can't even say your name unless you're following. No +mention spam.

4. Google+ Pages Automatically Unfollow You If You Unfollow Them

If you remove a Google+ Page from your circles, you are automatically removed from their circles. You always are in charge.

5. You Can Find Google+ Pages In Google Search

With a new feature we call Direct Connect, just type + followed by the brand name in Google Search, and you can see pages automatically display. Type +Pepsi to see Pepsi, and +Dell for Dell. It's that easy.

We're very excited about the great work we've seen with Google+ Pages so far. So many amazing companies are here, and you can see from all the work we've done that we want your experience on Google+ to remain a fantastic one.
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I've added them to my circles!
All the news that's fit to +.
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I too have been remiss in introducing myself. I work at California State University, Dominguez Hills in its Office of University Communications and Public Affairs. I have been overseeing the university's social media presence since 2007. Social media is only one of my responsibilities, and as a result I am not as strategic as I want to be, and only keep up with the trends when I have down time. I'm trying to carve out scheduled time to stay up-to-date. Right now we're mostly active on Facebook, second Twitter, third Instagram, and to some degree we're on Pinterest and Linkedin.
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Hi, Amy!
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HELL to the YEAH! Be sure to watch the video too. Best quote: "This is 'going green' 1949 style, bitch" LOVE it!
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Some really beautiful old trees have been uprooted from last night's winds, to be sure, and the +Los Angeles Times photographers capture some great shots of their loss and damage to property. But i couldn't help laughing at the one below of the Christmas tree lot -- already felled felled trees. Quelle horreur!!
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KQED SCIENCE originally shared:
 
Here's a mind-blowing revelation for your morning.
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that is funny!!
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enjoying someone's YouTube Playlist they posted this a.m. that features videos (really I'm listening more than watching) by Mumford and Sons, Pearl Jam, Florence + the Machine, Peter, Bjorn and John. Loving this new feature of Google +
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writer, editor, public relations
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  • CSU Dominguez Hills
    public relations/social media, 2007 - 2011
  • Gazette Newspapers
    features editor, 1996 - 2007
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I am a university media relations and new media specialist but also writer and editor. I've always been interested in exploring ways of communicating. My forays into social networking began as an early adopter  of Facebook and Twitter, but even before that I can remember online chatting in the 1990s (anyone remember AOL?)! 
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  • California State University, Long Beach
    English, 1988 - 1993
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