Monday, November 17, 2014

Highlights from the "Social Media Research" Chat - November 13, 2014

Each week, we have an engaging social media chat. Here are the highlights from the "Social Media Research" chat on Thursday, November 13th at 8pm.

These chats always challenge all attendees (including our board members and social media coaches to think outside of the box). For example, we gained a wealth of research ideas that we can add to our agenda for the Spring 2015 semester.

Here's our Storify for Thursday, November 13th:

Friday, November 14, 2014

4th Annual Social Media Conference - #TagBoard Highlights! Neat Tool for Social Media Events and Twitter Chats!

#TagBoard is a great tool for capturing event and conference tweets. It presents the tweets in a graphically pleasing format and the website also enables users to embed the tweets on their website or blog.

Here's the link to the complete #TagBoard: https://tagboard.com/TXSMC14/186979

Thursday, November 13, 2014

4th Annual Social Media Conference - Conference Book, Video Highlights, and Save the Date!

We had such a great time at the 2014 Social Media Conference! We had 115 attendees from non-profits, cooperations, small businesses, higher education institutions, K-12 school districts, and many entrepreneurs!

We wanted to provide a few highlights from the conference!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Press Release - Top 10 Texas State Agencies on Twitter



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 27, 2014

Contact: Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards at (254) 307-1375 or jtedwards@tarleton.edu.

Top 10 Texas State Agencies on Twitter

The top 15 Texas state agencies on Twitter will be honored at the 4th Annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - The Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI) will present statewide social media awards (according to Klout Score and number of followers) at the 4th Annual Social Media Conference (#TXSMC14) in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, November 7, 2014. The following institutions will be honored at the #TXSMC14 Conference.

The Top 10 Texas State Agencies on Twitter (by Klout Score):

1
Historical Commission
@TxHistComm
2
Office of the Governor
@TexGov
3
Dept. of Transportation
@TxDOT
4
Dept. of Public Safety
@TxDPS
5
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
@BullockMuseum
6
Education Agency
@teainfo
7
Texas.gov
@texasgov
8
State Bar of Texas
@statebaroftexas
9
Veterans Commission
@texasveterans
10
Texas Engineering Extension Service
@teextweet




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The Top 10 Texas State Agencies on Twitter (by Number of Followers):

1
Office of the Governor
@TexGov
2
Dept. of Transportation
@TxDOT
3
Dept. of Public Safety
@TxDPS
4
Education Agency
@teainfo
5
Texas.gov
@texasgov
6
Parks and Wildlife Dept.
@TPWDnews
7
State Bar of Texas
@statebaroftexas
8
Comptroller of Public Accounts
@txcomptroller
9
Dept. of Agriculture
@TexasDeptofAg
10
Attorney General
@TXAGsOffice

The top 10 Texas state agencies in each category will be honored at the 4th Annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas at the Tarleton State University Southwest Metroplex Center on Friday, November 7, 2014. To register for the conference, please visit http://www.txsocialmedia.org/. Representatives from the agencies listed on the “Top 10 List” are encouraged to contact texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com for special registration code.

TSMRI will maintain a list of state agencies and their associated Twitter accounts on their website. Please reference the TSMRI website for more information http://www.tarleton.edu/TSMRI.

The following criteria were utilized to determine the top 10 Texas state agency Twitter accounts: the account’s inclusion on the Texas.gov “Social Media Presence” page, number of followers, and Klout (influencer) score (according to Twitalyzer). For more information about Klout scores, please visit http://www.klout.com/

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is located at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. The institute includes faculty, staff, and student social media researchers.

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Press Release - "Top 10 Texas Higher Education Institutions on Twitter"



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


October 27, 2014


Contact: Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards at (254) 307-1375 or jtedwards@tarleton.edu.


Top 10 Texas Higher Education Institutions on Twitter


The top 10 higher education institutions (universities and community colleges) will be honored at the 4th Annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.


Fort Worth, Texas - The Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI) will present statewide social media awards (according to Klout Score and number of followers) at the 4th Annual Social Media Conference (#TXSMC14) in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, November 7, 2014. The following institutions will be honored at the #TXSMC14 Conference.


The Top 10 Texas Universities on Twitter (by Klout Score):


1
University of Texas at Austin
@UTAustin
2
Baylor University
@baylor
3
University of Houston
@UHouston
4
Texas A&M University
@TAMU
5
Texas Tech University
@TexasTech
6
Texas State University
@TXST
7
University of Texas at Dallas
@UT_Dallas
8
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
@IslandCampus
9
Texas A&M University - Commerce
@TAMUC
10
University of Texas at San Antonio
@UTSA

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The Top 10 Texas Universities on Twitter (by Number of Followers):


1
Texas A&M University
@TAMU
2
University of Texas at Austin
@UTAustin
3
Texas Tech University
@TexasTech
4
Baylor University
@baylor
5
Texas State University
@TXST
6
University of Houston
@UHouston
7
University of Texas at Arlington
@UTArlington
8
University of Texas at San Antonio
@UTSA
9
Sam Houston State University
@SamHoustonState
10
University of Texas at El Paso
@UTEP


The Top 10 Texas Community Colleges on Twitter (by Number of Followers):


1
Lone Star College
@lonestarcollege
2
San Antonio College
@SAC_PR
3
Tarrant County College
@TCCollege
4
Austin Community College
@accdistrict
5
Houston Community College
@HCCDistrict
6
San Jacinto College
@SanJacCollege
7
Richland College
@richlandcollege
8
Blinn College
@BlinnCollege
9
South Texas College
@STCPR
10
Collin College
@collincollege


The top 10 higher education accounts in each category will be honored at the 4th Annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas at the Tarleton State University Southwest Metroplex Center on Friday, November 7, 2014. To register for the conference, please visit http://www.txsocialmedia.org/. Representatives from the “Top 15 List” are encouraged to contact texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com for special registration code.


TSMRI will maintain a list of state agencies and their associated Twitter accounts on their website. Please reference the TSMRI website for more information http://www.tarleton.edu/TSMRI.


The following criteria were utilized to determine the top ten higher education Twitter accounts in Texas: the account’s inclusion on the Texas.gov “Social Media Presence” page, number of followers, and Klout (influencer) score (according to Twitalyzer). For more information about Klout scores, please visit http://www.klout.com/


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is located at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. The institute includes faculty, staff, and student social media researchers.


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