Social media has brought an entirely new dimension to education. Colleges are using Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, YouTube, Pinterest and blogs to connect students with each other and with their schools in unprecedented ways. The social web has also created an amazing global quad for students to meet each other and learn about colleges near and far..

With nearly 700 campus bookstores nationwide, including Harvard, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Barnes & Noble College is writing the book on igniting word of mouth on campus, especially in the social realm. (Click here to view a list of the hundreds of B&N Colleges and their social media channels.) In fact, no one believes in the power of social media as much as BN College and their campus partners -- that’s why they’ve created the Shorty Award #BNCollege.

The #BNCollege award will be presented to the Barnes & Noble College campus that most effectively uses social media to drive campus engagement with students, faculty and the entire campus community while, most importantly, celebrating the school’s authentic spirit and attitude. Accounts nominated in this category must be a B&N College partner.

If multiple accounts associated with one Barnes & Noble partner college make it to the top six by the end of the nomination period, the accounts will be combined as one consideration for the Academy and the next account with the most eligible tweet-nominations will also be sent to the Academy for evaluation, so that there are six distinct Barnes & Noble colleges being considered by the Academy.

BN College Shorty Award Leaders

See the winners of the 5th Annual Shorty Awards →

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Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers

Entertaining content and breaking news from all of the top Clemson sources on the Web.

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Kendra Davis

Kendra Davis

God fearing. October 3. Singer/Music lover. VCU. Love my family and friends. Livin' Like Larry. ✌  ❤ (IG & EyeEm: LadyZeti; Tumblr: http://zetified.tumblr.com)

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CAMPEAO SULAMERICANA

CAMPEAO SULAMERICANA

SÃO PAULINO ACIMA DE TUDO!!! N tem como explicar a sensação de ser tricoloko!!!

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Louisiana Tech Univ.

Louisiana Tech Univ.

The official account for Louisiana Tech University. Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a research university located in north central Louisiana.

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Syracuse University

Syracuse University

The official Twitter account of Syracuse University, connecting SU students, alumni, faculty/staff, and friends around the world.

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CC of Philadelphia

CC of Philadelphia

The latest news from the Community College of Philadelphia, your Path to Possibilities. Updated by the College Division of Marketing & Government Relations.

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Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State University - #OhioState - OSU - #Juice - Go Bucks - #Buckeyes - // Ohio State fan site - admin @DrJasonBegalke #BuckeyePride

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Penn State

Penn State

Official Twitter account of Penn State University.

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PRowlPR

PRowlPR

Temple University's first and only student-run PR firm. Nationally affiliated through @PRSSANational.

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Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University: Research, Medicine, Engineering, Applied Physics Lab, Nursing, Public Health, Arts&Sciences, Peabody, Education, SAIS, Carey

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Oman Baweeja

Oman Baweeja

Evolution ( My Name Is Oman baweeja )

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Shane Conner

Shane Conner

MBA/MSIS student at #VCU #RowdyRam #RamNation

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UCF Business

UCF Business

UCF College of Business Administration, http://www.bus.ucf.edu. Tweets by Jonathan Gabriel, UCF '06.

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Barnes&Noble College

Barnes&Noble College

The official Barnes&Noble College Twitter Feed. From college advice to job interviewing tips, we're here to help you succeed in school!

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Wayne State Univ

Wayne State Univ

A premier research university serving a diverse body of motivated students in vibrant Midtown, the cultural center of Detroit.

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U of St. Francis

U of St. Francis

Private, Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral degree granting University in Joliet, IL. Be a SAINT!

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Clark University

Clark University

News, info and research from Clark University in Worcester, MA. This feed is managed by the Media Relations team. RT does not necessarily equal endorsement.