CDU Law School embraces “social media”

My blogging time over the last few days has been absorbed by creating a “social media presence” for my employer CDU Law School.  It involves not only a blog but also Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn facilities.  It’s been something of a struggle to convince the powers-that-be that it’s a good idea but we finally achieved it.  We’re even employing a consultant to teach us how to link them together to maximum benefit, given that my knowledge of Facebook, Twitter etc is fairly scanty because I’ve tended mostly to steer clear of them (apart from a desultory effort at using Twitter as the vehicle for a short-lived revival of Missing Link).

Anyway, this time a group of law academics has decided to share the load of maintaining a flow of blog posts and tweets, with admin staff moderating comment box activity.  Accordingly with a bit of luck the whole thing might be sustainable.

I will probably mostly post over at CDU Law Online for the next couple of weeks at least, with links here at Troppo.  Thus I’m drawing attention to a post I wrote today titled Catgate Unhinged.  It’s worth a read IMHO, and I’d also value any feedback readers may have on the overall site.  Feel free to post a comment too; no-one has as yet. Some of you might also be interested in subscribing to the Twitter feed which aims at abstracting a wide range of legal stories and cases each day.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic at Charles Darwin University, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law) and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 12 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in he early 1990s.
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7 Responses to CDU Law School embraces “social media”

  1. Sinclair Davidson says:

    RMIT also uses something called Yammer – it looks like an internal Facebook where your work colleagues get to see what you’re up to. I can’t work out why its useful or productive and in that respect it’s just like twitter.

  2. Patrick says:

    My work tried Yammer briefly. It struck me as utterly unfathomably pointless (and I do use fb quite a lot). I think we have abandoned it.

  3. Yobbo says:

    Surely they could have found someone with more than 5 facebook friends Ken? :D

  4. Ken Parish says:

    Yes, sometimes it’s lonely being a grumpy old man Yobbo.

  5. cdu graduate says:

    Cool. Good to see the uni getting on board with social media. I for one stay clear of it! But the benefit to the university is obviously to encourage student interaction, which I think, for CDU is great, just another avenue and a way to keep the communication lines open.

    Graduate of CDU

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  7. mark textor says:

    a brave experiment. good luck.

    ps. i’m doing a guest lecture for politics students this coming Tuesday at CU. Ken: you are welcome to listen in!

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