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Examples of good Social Media Directory pages/sites?

We're trying to get a handle on the growing-every-day number of official (and semi-official) social media presences that various entities around our campus are using. The list of Facebook pages/groups and Twitter accounts, in particular, are getting quite lengthy.

Which led to me doing some investigation into what other schools are doing to consolidate this type of information into some sort of "social media directory" page/site.

It was by no means a thorough search, but it seems to boil down to three types:

1. No "social media directory" (or only providing links to the main university social media presences.

2. A ridiculously long list of links presented in a boring way (e.g., a long list of plain links).

3. A ridiculously long list of links presented in a not-quite-as-boring way (e.g., consolidating multiple social media types for any particular entry (for example, if a department has a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a LinkedIn page, then they have one entry on the list that has some sort of links/icons for each of those social media types) and using some sort of extra functionality like expand/collapse accordions or tabs or whatever to organize/categorize/filter the list of links into smaller lists.

I unfortunately found no examples that blew me away with how they were presenting this type of information...partly due to my online search ability (or lack thereof), I'm sure.

At any rate, does anyone have any examples of pages/sites that achieve this sort of "social media directory" in a new/exciting way (or otherwise does something more interesting/usable than a long list of links)?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Doug Thompson
Manager of Web and Electronic Communications
Ohio Wesleyan University

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Here are some I've found

https://www.cmu.edu/social-media/

I like how they categorize them by colleges, departments, etc, rather than by social media network.

Here's a similar idea, not quite as attractive but still pretty clear http://www.montana.edu/web/socialmedia/

This is interesting but is not actually a directory of the social media sites, just what people are saying about MU. Think someone probably curates the list that appears...?

http://socialmedia.missouri.edu/

Well, that's some I've come across anyway.

Beth Hastings

Web Designer

Columbia College

Columbia, MO 65201

I agree...categorizing them by colleges/departments/etc. is definitely the way to go, since so many of these entities have multiple social media accounts. That way, all of that entity's social media links are in one place, rather than scattered around by different social media network.

The social media directory for W&M although still a list of links, does offer sorting/filtering abilities. We first broke things down into "Official-ish" (http://social.wm.edu/index.php/sm_directory/officialish) and "Unofficial" (http://social.wm.edu/index.php/sm_directory/unofficial) lists, the former being any College academic department, program, administrative office, etc. and the latter any recognized student organization. You can view all entries sorted alphabetically by Name, by Category (Athletics, Academic Department, Libraries, etc. for Official-ish...Class Groups, Academic Orgs, Community Service, Greek Social, Religious, etc. for Unofficial), Type (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or School (Arts & Sciences, Law, Business). You can also search the list directly and it live-filters the results.

We've found this a great way to keep track of everyone and we'll get submissions weekly for new additions to the lists.

Tiffany Broadbent Beker

Web Programmer & Social Media Coordinator

Creative Services, College of William & Mary

Excellent examples...thanks!

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