2014 Ranking of the Most Engaged #HigherEd & #StudentAffairs Professional Orgs on Twitter

Having a social media presence is increasingly becoming a requirement for any organization.  I was interested in how the professional associations in higher education and student affairs engage online, so I decided to take a look at their Twitter presences and put together a ranking of the “most influential” associations. The metric I chose to use is each organization’s Klout score.  Klout is a company that uses a proprietary algorithm in an attempt to quantify the “influence” of an organization.  Klout scores range from 1-100, and it becomes exponentially harder to raise one’s… Read More

Your Professional Network is Powered by Bacon

Last week I started an experiment called the “6 Degrees of Esther Lloyd-Jones Project,” a play on Six Degrees of Separation and the popular “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game.  I was motivated by the desire to see how small the student affairs profession is and discover the power of crowdsourcing on the internet.  It’s still ongoing, so please visit the page and keep contributing!  A week in, however, I wanted to share with you some of the learning I gained in starting this project.  There are far too many outcomes to… Read More