I wanted to share the results to my thesis research.The purpose of the exploratory study was to advance understanding of how Americanmuseums are currently using social media. More specifically the study used an online survey toquestion museum practitioner’s on current social media practices by looking at tools used,purposes, importance, effectiveness, measurement, satisfaction and success. The following is a summary of the findings.Hope this is helpful to some of you. I will be at the AAM…See More
"Hi all. As stated in my post below over January 2010 we surveyed 174 visitors to the Australian Museum and asked them about the kinds of online activities undertaken in the previous six months and the results are quite interesting:
71% watched a…"
The link to From Ladders Of Participation To Networks Of Participation didn't work but I was able to find it anyway. I went through the social media part on your website great stuff but not as many specifics as I was looking for.…"
"Hi there. I have done quite a lot of work on this. In 2007 I did a study of Australians' internet usage and whether they visited museums. The findings are reported in a paper we gave at Museums and the Web called From Ladders Of Participation…"
"Oh that would be cool but I'm pulling teeth just to get staff to agree to have visitors sign in so that we have more accurate attendance/ demographics so a kiosk is way too far in advance for us! ; ) I 'm just hoping to get a survey out to…"
"This is a great question. I'm trying to figure out the same thing at the museum I work at. I'm thinking about some kind of touch counter at the front desk that would look like the bottom of any news story on the web, where they have the…"
"May I suggest to have a look on the functionalities of my system ?
This system is a "wearable human factor computing system", a revolution for museum
It measure the visual behavior in mobility.
It works completely freehand. Means all…"
What kind of questions are people asking their visitors in order to find out more about their social media use and behaviors?We would like to understand what our visitors are doing while they are online so that we might be able to gear our museum's use of social media in that type of direction, therefore reaching and engaging our visitors more effectively. What are some ideas of what we should be asking them?See More
So I left a message on your note about the museum asking for help with their social media plan. I'm actually working on putting together a social media plan for the museum that I'm interning at right now. To work up towards it…"
My name is Adrienne Fletcher and I am a graduate student at the University of Florida working on a thesis project researching the use of social media in museums.
I will be conducting a general online survey and am in the process of…"
"Yes well I am interested in the uses of social media for museums and its benefits, the return on investment, and the type of communications that it is creating between the museum and its visitors. So any research along these lines would be wonderful!"