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Summer 2014 Social media roundup

UC San Diego happenings and news received a lot of attention on social media over the summer break. More than 3,500 new fans joined the UC San Diego Facebook site, bringing the total number of fans to nearly 40,000. An additional 1,000 people also began following the UC San Diego News Twitter feed, bringing the total to nearly 14,000. You can also now follow UC San Diego on Instagram. Join the conversation!

Heading into the fall, students will have the chance to showcase their campus experience through the UC San Diego Life Facebook page. Already, student interns at University Communications and Public Affairs have come up with creative stories to tell, including a compilation of 15 Dorm Essentials for freshmen and a Did you Know? series highlighting fun facts about campus life and resources for new and returning students. In the coming year, the Twitter handle @UCSanDiego will provide real-time updates from select campus events and invite students and the campus community to join the online conversation.

Here are the top Facebook and Twitter posts that got the most people talking about our campus’ successes:

Facebook

UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best in World in The Center for the World University Rankings.

 

Viewed: 87,680; Talking about: 4,554

Check Out the Photo of Double Rainbow Over Geisel Library

 

Viewed: 31,856; Talking about: 3,159

Sept. 21 Marks 50th Anniversary of Day Undergraduates Began Taking Classes at UC San Diego

 

Viewed: 23,872; Talking about: 575

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UC San Diego 8th Best Public University Nation

 

Viewed: 21,680; Talking about: 889

Twitter

A tweet on UC San Diego researchers finding airport scanners to be ineffective in screening for weapons.

#UCSD ranked 20th best in world, 3rd best public university in U.S. based on quality of education and research.  http://read.bi/1zFCMko 

A photo of double rainbow over Geisel Library

#UCSD alum J. Craig Venter lures one of the world’s top computer scientists from Google to @humanlongevity.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego 8th best public university