Social Media Roundup: November 3, 2015

Social Media Roundup: November 3, 2015

Higher Education Social Media Conference

We're hosting a WATCH PARTY of the 2nd Annual Higher Ed Social Media Conference. 

This dynamic conference features 12 Higher Ed Social Media experts who each will present for 10-minutes followed by live Q&A! I had the opportunity to present last year and it’s a ton of fun and there is a lot of helpful info packed into 4-hours. And the best part, you can attend from University Suites here on campus! The whole conference is live streamed and is just $10 per person. 

Higher Education Social Media Conference
December 2, 2015 |10:00am CT – 2:00pm CT (with a few short breaks)
University Suites Multipurpose Room (1780 R. St)
$10 per person

For more info about the conference and the speakers visit

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New APP: Boomerang by Instagram

From Instagram's Blog: 

It’s not a photo. It’s not a gif. It’s a Boomerang.

Today, we’re announcing Boomerang from Instagram, a new video app that lets you turn everyday moments into something fun and unexpected.

Capture a friend jumping off a diving board, defying physics as she flies back and forth through the air. Transform an ordinary selfie with your friends into a funny video. Get that exact moment your friend blows out his birthday candles, then watch them come back to life again and again.

Press a button and the app does the rest. Boomerang takes a burst of photos and stitches them together into a high-quality mini video that plays forward and backward. Shoot in portrait or landscape. Share it on Instagram. Boomerang automatically saves it to your camera roll. 

#Boomerang around the City

A video posted by NewYorkCity (@nyc) on

Hearts on Twitter

From Twitter's Blog:

We hope you like what you see on Twitter and Vine today: hearts!

We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be yourfavorite.

The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people. And in our tests, we found that people loved it.

You’ve embraced hearts in a big way on Periscope, and we’re delighted to bring them to Twitter and Vine, making them the common language for our global community.

Starting today, you’ll see hearts on Twitter for iOS and Android,, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, and on Tweets across the Internet, as well as on the Vine Android app and website. You’ll see them soon on Vine for iOS and Twitter for Mac. Tap the heart and see what happens!

3 Reasons to Create Community Collages

Guest blog post from Social Media Strategy Intern Kathleen Loach. 

UNL Content Library

I am excited to announce that we have expanded the UNL Social Media Content Library to be a larger campus wide repository for promotion of campus wide events/happenings/announcements etc and we’re calling it the UNL CONTENT LIBRARY.

Below is a link to the UNL Content Library that is organized in two folders;
  • Event Specific (Career Fair, Magician at the Lied, Homecoming etc.) 
  • Anytime Use (campus beauty shots, safety announcements etc.) items that don’t have an expiration date.
In the folders are additional event specific folders and depending on the event, you will be able to download social media graphics, digital signage, print posters etc. Everything is labeled and should be easy to understand. The Library is set up with a few users that are "uploaders” from campus organizations that have content they would like to share to the larger UNL community. Our hope with this is to not have “college” or “department” specific content, but provide access to assets that have a larger campus reach.

If you think you/your organization have content that should have its own folder, please email me separately ( and we can chat. Or if you have any ideas, we would love to hear them, drop me a line.

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