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President shows example

The President of our school, Ms Riitta Konkola, has recently started to tweet (@RiittaKonkola). That gave me the idea to have a look at the current Twitter accounts of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. 

Accounts of various functions

Below are the accounts I found by the Twitter search using “metro” and few other accounts I know are maintained by Metropolia staff.

Metropolia Twitter accounts 6.2.2014

Metropolia Twitter accounts 6.2.2014

Activity varies

The activity of the accounts varies e.g. according to the resources invested in it. Some accounts have more people producing content than others.

Some projects in Metropolia have used Twitter and when the project finish, the account gets silent. The same may happen, if an active member leaves a Twitter production team.

Depending on the profile of the account, it takes more or less time to produce tweets on a regular basis. You may

  • tweet your own messages and links
  • re-tweets from other accounts
  • automated tweets from e.g. Facebook or Paper.li

Apart from the automated tweets from Paper.li, it takes time both to construct own tweets and find tweets worth re-tweeting. Even the automated tweets from Facebook have to be created first – of course it may be another team doing that.

Continuity – case @MetroCareer

While working for the Career Services I launched @MetroCareer in 2010. I collected accounts on few lists to showcase job searching and recruiting related tweets, made two digipapers out of the tweets @MetroCareer followed by Paper.li and re-tweeted about job searching and recruiting. 

@MetroCareer is still the second followed account of the school, even if it was silent for almost 3 months after the termination of my work contract in last October.

When I came back to Metropolia in last November, I got a new interest in @MetroCareer eventhough my position is no longer in Career Services. At the moment we are three interested metropolians “unofficially helping out”: Ms Louise Stansfield from Business School (@Finnfield), Ms Milla Hakkarainen from Alumni Relations (@Millalaa) and yours truly. 

It’d be great to see @MetroCareer continue with proper resources – Twitter is great add to the customer service palette.

Twitter, @MetroCareer 6.2.2014

Twitter, @MetroCareer 6.2.2014

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Related:

@MetroCareer

@Finnfield
@Millalaa
@RiittaKonkola

Paper.li: The Metropolia Career Daily
Paper.li: The Jobs in Finland Daily

Metropolia: Management Group

On Second Thought: How To Network Using Twitter And Facebook?
On Second Thought: Social Media On University Homepages In Finland
On Second Thought:
Fired! What Does A Social Media Enthusiast Do? 

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Statistics on Google url shortener http://goo.gl/iB1KvJ+

2012-4-26 Math slip

Dressed up. Saint Petersburg, Russia 26.4.2012
(Edited in Picasa’s Creative Kit: Colours & watermark, CC BY Tiina M Niskanen 2012)

The post by Lane Langmade about her experiences in USA regarding openness in web made me think about the recent encounter at work that I had here in Finland, Northern Europe.

I work for the Career Services in our school and when I met a former IT student of ours in the hall I had a chat with him. I asked him about his career plans and if he was in LinkedIn. He said that due to privacy considerations and identity thefts he doesn’t want to put anything about himself out in the internet under his own name, that he always uses nicks and aliases. He said his CV should be enough when applying for a job.

There’s a definite gap between career services and recruiting professionals talking about personal branding and recruitment 3.0 (not utilizing CVs but the stuff that you’ve made publicly in the net) and eg IT professionals living off the grid due to privacy and data security issues – even when they’re ready to look for job on the global job market.

The text was published originally 17.6.2012 in Google+ as a comment to Lane Langmade’s post.

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Related:

Google+: Lane Langmade (edited post 18.6.2012)

Google+: Tiina Niskanen (post 17.6.2012 re-sharing Lane Langmade’s post)

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Edit 16.1.2013: Statistics on Google url shortener http://goo.gl/7kwRz+

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2012-3-8 Circle Count, Pages, Finland

Photo 1. Circle Count: Google+ pages in Finland 8.3.2012

I made the Google+ brand page for Metropolia Career Services right after it became possible in the beginning of November 2011. It wouldn’t have happened so soon without a tip from my colleague in IT, Petri Silmälä.

I haven’t had as much time to develop the page as I’d hoped for. Nevertheless, it was nice to notice, that Metropolia Career Services came third on Circle Count’s ranking of Google+ pages in Finland.

Even though in totally different league, it’s a nice feeling to get on the same page with a mega brand. It doesn’t feel bad to come third after Angry Birds.

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Related:

Circle Count: Pages

On second thought: Google+ Pages Launched – Metropolia Career Services On Board (9.11.2011)

On second thought: Google+ vs. Facebook Pages – Who’s Got The Initiative? (9.11.2011)

On second thought: Google+ Circles – Talking vs. Listening (17.7.2011)

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Edit 10.3.2012: Statistics on Google url shortener goo.gl/0ADsq+

Content CC BY Tiina M Niskanen

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