HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Lowering the barriers for content contributors: Can you email?

PST Poster Sessions Track

Texas Ballroom 1-3


This poster will describe how Gettysburg College is using a posterous blog to feed content to academic department webpages and social media. The blog format also creates an instantly accessible archive. With posterous, users can submit posts via email. Within the academic departments, faculty can forward news to one one blog and job opportunities to another, all via email. Within minutes, these are featured on their webpage and facebook pages. Behind the scenes, the rss feed from the posterous blog is run through feedburner, where it is possible to create an html code snippet to put on the webpages. Posterous has built-in features that allow you to push to Facebook, twitter and other social media. You can also use one of the Facebook rss apps to push to facebook if needed.