Youngstown State University Launches SMASHUP

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Today marks the launch of the Youngstown State University SMASHUP, the first of four university-wide SMASHUP Beta projects. You may view the SMASHUP website at

YSU’s SMASHUP site will help increase interaction between the university and current, past and future students and other stakeholders, bring more attention on their university, and catapult them into a leadership position in university social media, said Ross Morrone, YSU's web developer and creative director for new media.

"With so many options out there when it comes to Social Media, it seems redundant to post the same tweet or status over and over. You also need to understand that with so many departments we have several Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube accounts." Morrone said. "Mashups will allow our users to go to one place a read all university tweets, watch our newest YouTube videos and connect with us on Facebook. It doesn't get much easier or cooler than that."

AllofE Solutions worked to design, code, implement and analyze YSU's social media initiatives to create a customized solution to increase the effectiveness of YSU's social media.

Looking forward, AllofE will be launching three other SMASHUPs for DePaul University, Northern Illinois University and Our Lady of the Lake University over the next few weeks.

For more information about the SMASHUP project, please contact Katie Brosious at kbrosious AT allofe DOT com.