List names Top 10 most influential campuses on Twitter

About half of faculty members say they don't know how to use Twitter.

Stanford University was named the most influential Twitter feed in higher education, according to a ranking of campuses’ Twitter activity that shows which schools best use the microblogging website considered a key component to college outreach.

Klout, a website that tracks the popularity of tweets, released the top-10 rankings Jan. 17, unveiling scores for each college or university based on how often a Twitter message is re-tweeted, number of followers, and how a school’s tweets are used by influential people in higher education.

Stanford finished with a top score of 70, followed by three schools that scored 64 in Klout’s ranking: Harvard University, Syracuse University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.…Read More

College students more likely to tweet

Teens and young adults use Twitter more than any other age group.

College students aren’t flocking to Twitter, but they’ve proven more likely to type the 140-character updates than most demographic groups, especially teenagers and young adults.

Of American adults who use the internet, 8 percent use the microblogging site Twitter, according to a recent survey from Pew Internet & American Life Project. Only 2 percent of the more than 2,200 respondents use the site on a daily basis.

One of the most striking contrasts can be seen in tweeters’ education levels: 9 percent of those with some college experience used the platform, equaling the same percentage of tweeters who had completed college or moved on to post-graduate education, according to the Pew findings.…Read More

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