Photos, once slices of a moment in the past — sunsets, meetings with friends, the family vacation — are fast becoming an entirely new type of dialogue. The cutting-edge crowd is learning that communicating with a simple image, be it a picture of what’s for dinner or a street sign that slyly indicates to a friend, “Hey, I’m waiting for you,” is easier than bothering with words, even in a world of hyper-abbreviated Twitter posts and texts. NY Times
Resources for Social Media at UNI
Social media sites are centered on user interaction, and include software tools that allow persons to generate works of user-created video, audio, text or multimedia and engage in conversations and exchange of content (examples are blogs, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The use of social media sites is an acceptable way to promote the University of Northern Iowa and encourage interaction between the institution and its constituents.
It's best to look at social media from several angles... posting to the main UNI social media sites and responding to comments, managing departmental social media sites, and responding to external social media sites.
Presentations, tutorials and other resources
Facebook Page: Social Media for Higher Education
Social Media Administrators
Administrators for UNI social media sites may be found on the Contacts page.
Questions about social media should be directed to: