UM-Flint Social Media Update | March 2010

In University Relations, the quest continues to develop an ongoing dialogue with the university’s audiences through social media.

Social Media Facts and Figures

Our Audience:

  • The UM-Flint Twitter page (@umflint) had grown to 383 followers as of April 2.
  • In March, UM-Flint’s Facebook fan page gained 355 fans (up to 3,094 from 2,739).
  • As of April 2, the UM-Flint YouTube channel’s videos had been viewed over 29,000 times (up about 2,000 views). The most-viewed video was the 30-second commercial with 1,707 views.

Our Reach:

  • The highest number of “interactions per post” on Facebook was 4.76 on March 22.
  • The highest number of “ total interactions” in one day on Facebook was 22 on March 22, the day we announced the beginning of Spring and the Early Assurance Program for pre-med students at MSU.

What’s New:

This month, UR introduced a new profile photo for the university’s Facebook fan page. The image, created by UM-Flint student and UR intern Joyce El Hayek, proudly states our latest campaign message: UM-Flint is the fastest growing public university in the state. To see Joyce’s handiwork, visit our fan page. And if you’re not a fan of UM-Flint on Facebook, become one today!

UR is now also a part of Paige Plant, marketing assistant and UM-Flint student has been working to contribute content to the Michigan-based social networking website for higher education. allows high school students to ask questions, find answers, and connect with college students, professionals, educators, and fellow high school students. This resource for students allows them to find opportunities for volunteering and job shadowing, and most importantly, make college decisions.

Connect with UM-Flint!

Be sure to become a fan of UM-Flint on Facebook, or connect with us on other social networking sites!