Is content really king?

November 22, 2008

Recently I attended the Stamats Integrated Marketing Conference (#stamats08) in Florida. I had the priviledge of attending with 2 of my collegues who serve as content providers for our website, the director of media relations and the online content editor. The conference had many presenters that you have probably seen, heard, or read their blogs. But I found one comment by my colleagues interesting. They said that “the presenters keep saying content is king. But no one is talking about content.”

Since the conference in early November I have been thinking about this comment. I am a firm believer that content is king but why don’t people talk about content more? The fact that you can follow Gettysburg College on twitter is cool but it’s only interesting if we deliver you value added content.

Photo galleries of family weekend are nice but only if people are interested enough to look, comment, and share them.

We put lots of resources into web 2.0 features but people are not going to comment on a dull news story.

We need to concentrate on developing great content each day every day.

Google Earth and Campus Maps

July 10, 2008

Check out this cool competition:

A team of Missouri S&T students, working with the campus’s physical facilities department, is one of nine university teams from five different countries to win Google’s 2008 International Model Your Campus Competition. The competition required teams to create 3-D models of their campuses using Google software tools.

See the Missouri S&T article here: