Social.Chapman has collected more than 4,000 social media posts from the Chapman University community since the project began in early 2012. This website uses the APIs provided by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress, and Pinterest to aggregate and distribute social network content in real time. In fact, if you're viewing this page you are connected to our live service right now! As our schools and colleges post to social media from around campus, notifications will appear in your browser.
"We are often better served by connecting ideas than we are by protecting them... Environments that build walls around good ideas tend to be less innovative in the long run than more open-ended environments." - Steven Johnson
Social.Chapman was built using a variety of open source code frameworks including:
In addition, we also used Modernizr, Express, Jade, jQuery, and more.
Strategic Marketing and Communications at Chapman University created this social media hub in-house. Our Web and Interactive team is comprised of both staff and student web developers and designers. We saw a need to bring all of our campus Social Media content together in one place.
We recognize that the design process is iterative and our social media aggregation service will always be evolving. We already have many ideas on how to expand this service to enhance our web presence.
The project has been in the works since the spring of 2012 and has been a collaborative effort between many of our developers and designers.