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10,000th fan on Facebook

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

St. Cloud State University yesterday earned its 10,000th fan at facebook.com/stcloudstate.

Born in December 2007, facebook.com/stcloudstate offers links to news stories and websites, videos, posts and comments by fans, and more than 80 photo albums depicting life at Minnesota's second-largest university.

"Our Facebook page provides unprecedented interaction for our community and valuable feedback for campus leaders," said Loren Boone, assistant vice president of marketing and communication.

"Three years it ago it was a novelty. Now it's a key tool in our communication infrastructure," Boone said.

Part of the 21,000-member St. Cloud network, facebook.com/stcloudstate is a open community that encourages content posting and comments by anyone.

The page is managed by University Communications staff in cooperation with more than a dozen administrators across the campus.

Facebook is the largest social media network, boasting more than 600 million active users worldwide.

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