My colleagues will know that I am a little ambivalent about social media. I blog – a little. I Flickr – but only to friends and family. I’m passively LinkedIn and facebooked. But I’ve never Twittered or Skyped. I’ve always thought them – while not exactly a waste of time – just another distraction.
So, I found it refreshing to hear how all these platforms were used by University College’s Access Officer, Anne-Marie Canning, when she co-ordinated the creation of the college’s alternative prospectus in a newspaper format. Not in any ground-breaking, leading-edge, techy way, just pragmatically because the tools were a good fit with what she, her colleagues and Univ’s students needed to achieve.