Weaving Social Media into a Commencement Address
Posted by Allison Fine on March 10, 2010
I usually write about things that have happened using social media. Today, I want to ask folks to brainstorm a bit about what could happen using social media. A friend of mine sent me an email yesterday saying that she is giving a commencement address this spring and wanted an idea of how to use social media beforehand to engage the students and help shape the address.
Here’s my idea:
Create a page on Facebook for the address and a hashtag on Twitter and ask the students for one word that describes how they’re thinking about the future. You’ll get hope (I hope!) fear, job, unemployment, etc. Put all of these words into a word document and take it over to Wordle. It will create a beautiful word cloud mosaic that can be used for the commencement program and on a screen during the address and can be rolled into the speech.
Maybe it will look something like this:
Wordle by bgibson
What ideas do you have for my friend? Please comment here or tweet me at @afine, thanks!
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