A possible friend/kindred spirit from the HighEdWeb conference posed the question on twitter today:
To which I responded:
But seriously, what are we (Higher Education) going to do with iPhones? What should we do at this point with an untested technology (small, wireless, social media)?
Face it, twitter is running wild. No one is controlling it, there is no advertising, and fewer teenagers (future students) using it. Do we migrate with the herd? We sure fell into the social media trap almost as quickly as the rest of the world. And why not, money is money, and public universities need it as much as commerical businesses.
Only time will tell – tell how soon we continue with the soon to be old technology or jump ship for the next best thing.