How colleges and universities have embraced social media

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by Loreal Lynch | August 29, 2011

Universities are often at the forefront of intellectual thought, but they have been known to lag behind the rest of society when it comes to learning and adopting new technologies. That has certainly been the case with social media technologies. In fact, universities were so reluctant to adopt social media on campus that in 2007, only about half of colleges reported social media usage.

According to a recent report from the University of Massachusetts, however, colleges have finally caught on. In 2011, 100 percent of universities are using at least one form of social media--and they are reporting that it's now an important and successful piece of their outreach efforts. Check out the below infographic to learn more about how colleges have been slowly going social.

Infographic: University adoption of social media

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