…musing or media musings…banal, too much alliteration…TW3 recap + notes toward a do list that probably won't get done is more like it. TW3 = TWTWTW or That Was The Week That Was. This round is mostly about social media media ventures but won't always be. So here's more about how the New Faculty Majority spends its Web 20 electrons. More about that page and the NFM Foundation another time.
Facebook analytics are by day by day overlapping 7 day chunks. The New Faculty Majority Facebook page shows 2,869 "reached" between 11/18 and 11/24. Although comments and discussion threads are more active, many visitors still choose to remain anonymous. No one really needs an explanation for why, do they?
Ana M. Fores Tamayo of better pay petition renown has joined NewFac page admin as a content editor. Having such an active contributor is a huge boost for the page and even more help to me. I'm sure it comes as a relief to board members tired of my nagging. Is Ana aware that FB is just the gateway: micro and other blogging sure to follow? In the meantime, we're making plans to coordinates posts and issues to address. Input and suggestions, please. We'd sure like to see your posts and shared links too and plan to highlight those more.
This week, the most popular topics have been retirement funding gaps, Jeff Nall's (yes, we added him to our blogroll), WalMart strikers (multiple posts), Ana's petition, first teachers' walkout in 1946, Truthout article on adjunct pay, cutting adjunct courses at CC Allegheny (more than one post), advisory board member Pablo Eisenberg HuffPost article (the week's most viewed) on living wages for all campus workers, plus others. We're right up there with name highered media, Joe Berry's COCAL Updates and other sources for staying on top of NTT faculty relevant news...more balanced and comprehensive too. Subscribe to our feed and see for yourself.
Most posts are well over Facebook's "average" page viewing threshold (17% of subscribers). Not all of the most liked or most commented are the most visited. Liking, like commenting, leaves tracks. The niggling insistence on identifying yourself to comment there leaves more.
That is why, on this blog, anonymous and "nic of your choice" commenting are and will always be allowed; nor is leaving an email address required to comment. No scripts will ever be embedded to track visitor identities. Page view count and where redirected from minus identifying information, suffice and then some. Page view run about 1,500 a week, with most come from direct subscription (rss, email), Google and Facebook. Twitter redirects come via Facebook. S'OK even if druthers would be for more comments.
I should keep up better with Twitter analytics than just knowing that we have 1,500+ followers. Not yet into "influential" rank but closing in. We also do not use any auto "follower building" tools or bots. Everything is done by hand, personally and no #FF, no thanks for RT'ing or for following, no DMs. OK so doing more with Twitter and checking analytics goes on the Celtic cauldron of my bottomless social media to-do list.
YouTube ~ a New Faculty Majority Playlist, already blogged about too. We also started a Pinterest board but seem to be a more text than image bunch. I'm behind on uploads too. Image contributions welcome. Please!
LinkedIn has many adjunct and other higher ed groups. There is even a closed (not open to the public) New Faculty Majority group started by veep Matt Williams that could and should be more active. I joined it and other adjunct groups, get email notices but am otherwise not active there. It would be a good to cultivate the group and have someone tending LinkedIn for us, someone else, that is.
More than a cursory look will have to wait until next month because this month I signed up for both NaNoWriMo and Hybrid Pedgagy's Digital Writing Month. Not social media per se but greatly partaking of it ~ overlapping. Guess what, I exceed the 50,000 words in a month count for that with just what I do already. The extra effort has been in tracking and counting, to you scattered bodies go. I've learned a lot about my blogging and other digital writing patterns this month. Hopefully blogs and other digital writing will benefit. Either that or throw my hands in the, mutter WTF and leave the building.