*POCSmom’s Insight: College and Social Media

Cliché: Spread the word.    
POCS Reality: Colleges and college students increasingly use social media.      

 

What’s spreading like wildfire throughout college campuses? If your answer is social media, you are right according to this cool Infographic with these stats:

http://oncampus.mpr.org/2011/09/infographic-how-social-media-have-spread-among-college-campuses/

For example, to get 50 million users, radio took 38 years but iPod made it in 3 years and Facebook got a whopping 200 million users in less than one year.

Colleges are also reporting great user gains with all colleges using at least one form of social media and almost half have a social media policy.

College students favorite social network is Facebook with YouTube and Twitter flying close behind.

POCSmom’s Insight: Increased use of technology through social media reaches students and parents before, during, and after college. They can be great networking tools for social, educational, and business relationships. Use it wisely for virtual enjoyment and don’t forget to find fun in the real world, too.

*POCS: Parent Of a College Student

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