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Ohio Bursars Association – Social Media Presentation

To my faithful readers – please disregard this interruption to your regular CheapScholar.org programming. 😉

Today I am doing a presentation for the Ohio Bursars Association highlighting how social media can be utilized in the Student Financial Services arena. I am going to attempt to cover the basics of Twitter, Facebook and Blogging in the span of about an hour. Blogging is the last topic on my presentation. So, if you are reading this, that means I successfully covered everything on my agenda and the Bursars know how to execute an official blog posting!

To My Bursar Friends- Below is some additional information for you to reference and utilize as you move forward in your individual social media projects on your campus. If you encounter any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to drop me a line. Enjoy!

Twitter Stats and Facts (2010)

  • Over 106 million accounts
  • 300,000 new Twitter accounts are opened each day
  • Twitter’s website gets over 3 billion visits each day
  • 55 million tweets are sent each day
  • 61% of users are English (Portuguese take second place at 11%)
  • Twitter ONLY has 175 employees
  • Guide to setting up a Twitter Account (pdf)

Facebook Stats and Facts (2010)

  • More than 400 million active users
  • 35 million users update their status every day
  • 60 million status updates are posted each day
  • 3 billion photos are uploaded to the site each month
  • More than 3 million (Fan) Pages
  • More than 20 million people become “fans” of a Page each day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • Average user spends 55 minutes on Facebook each day
  • Facebook is most used in the United States followed by the United Kingdom and Indonesia
  • Guide to setting up a Facebook Fan Page (jpg)

Blogging Stats and Facts (2010)

  • There are over 133 million blogs on the internet
  • 77% of internet users read blogs
  • 80% of blogs are abandoned within the first month
  • 68% of Bloggers have been blogging for over 2 years
  • 20% of Bloggers update their blog daily
  • Some popular blogging platforms include: WordPress & Blogger


Here is a cool video that displays the impact of social media on the world

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