These days it's all about social networking and influence -- even among colleges. And it looks like the U of M ain't too shabby.
A piece on The Huffington Post puts the U in 9th place -- behind fourth-place University of Wisconsin, unfortunately, and tied with the U of Texas-Austin and Marquette University -- according to scores generated by Klout, a Web site that evaluates the "influence" of Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Klout scores range from 1 to 100 and take into account about three dozen factors such as number of followers, retweets and comments by other users.
As Huffington Post writer Megan Berry explains:
Twitter influence is a revealing metric for colleges.The most influential ones must be both tech-savvy enough to have a well managed Twitter account and have the most influential professors, alums, and others engaging with them.
Stanford University: 70
Syracuse University: 64
Harvard University: 64
University of Wisconsin - Madison: 64
University of California - Berkeley: 56
Butler University: 56
Tufts University: 55
Temple University: 53
University of Minnesota: 52
University of Texas - Austin: 52
Marquette University: 52
Indiana University: 51
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