Of course that’s big news for the Redfern family but not necessarily interesting for readers of this blog looking for some type of higher ed web insight. (Read on the next section is how I tie it back together.)
I was actually quite amazed at how people found out about Kaitlyn. Of course I made some phone calls to my wife’s parents, my parents, and brothers. But that was all I had time for so I posted the news on Twitter which also updates my facebook status. Within minutes hundreds of people from cousins to high school buddies had access to the news. The comments and congratulations started to roll in. I was amazed at how fast the news spread.
My Aunt didn’t hear the news with a phone call from her sister but rather from one of her children (my cousin) who saw it on Facebook. How amazing. I didn’t have to wait and send out an email almost certainly forgetting one or more friends. I could post updates and pictures throughout the evening and the rest of the week.
Clearly I had great content of high interest to my audience. Those two things put together and delivered via social networks made for a fun evening.