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Opposites Attract

3650269757_84343c8b55Kudos to the Alumni Office for posting so many great pictures of reunion on Flickr. Which are your favorites?

I am always a sucker for little Ephs and ice cream. More here.

Is it just me, or does it seem to you that the prettiest Eph women end up with the goofiest looking Eph men? Must be something in the mountain air . . .

It was five years ago that the Alumni Office, instead of posting such pictures for all the world to see, insisted on a ridiculous login/password system that was, as I predicted, a total failure. What current policies of the Alumni Office will seem similarly wrong-headed five years from now? My guess: Refusing to link to EphBlog and/or incorporate our content and writers.

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#1 Comment By JeffZ On July 29, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

Care to make it interesting re: whether there is a link to Ephblog on the alumni site within five years?

#2 Comment By David On July 29, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

1) Let’s bet! Your choice of (nominal, I trust) stakes. There will be a link from somewhere on the Williams Alumni site to somewhere at EphBlog (might not be the most polite link of main page to main page) within the next five years.

2) Has no one clicked on my “prettiest Eph women” link above? Perhaps I am sometimes too subtle . . . or our link colors are too faint . . .

#3 Comment By Diana On July 29, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

I clicked on it. It has a lot more views than the adjacent pictures in the stream, so I think ~40 other people did, too. You and Kay look very nice there.

#4 Comment By JeffZ On July 29, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

OK, deal. Sandwich at Pappa C’s is the stakes.

Very nice photo.

#5 Comment By Whitney Wilson ’90 On July 29, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

Can I place a side wager? I’m backing Jeff on this one.

#6 Comment By JG On July 29, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

I’m going to throw down the lawyer card: you might want clarify whether that can be in a user-generated format (there will someday likely be functioning message boards and David could link in there) or if it has to be done “officially” in some way by the PTB in the Alumni Office.

#7 Comment By Ronit On July 29, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

I’m betting we’ll get a link. I’m assuming there’ll be a bloody coup that overthrows the current head of Alumni Relations and replaces him/her with Frank Uible.

#8 Comment By Ronit On July 29, 2009 @ 5:41 pm

Whoever it is that owns the WilliamsCollege twitter account did follow us briefly on Twitter. But a few hours later, they stopped following us, I’m assuming because instructions came down from upstairs that even such a remote link with EphBlog would lead to thousands of parents immediately jamming the Williams switchboard with calls complaining about Kane’s posts and why the Trustees would endorse such a thing, I guess. Or something.

The Alumni Review account has never followed us even though we’re the biggest blog on the entire internet focused on Williams alumni. They have a grand total of 15 followers, and they’re following no one. They should at least check out the many Eph Twitterers we follow if they want to build up their Twitter reach. I’m much more likely to read their updates on Twitter than open anything they send me in the mail.

I have noticed that Williams’ public relations and alumni sites will frequently make use of stories and links first pointed out on EphBlog. Most recent tweet from the WilliamsCollege account today is the Kesi Augustine article we blogged about yesterday. And I know we have some secret readers who check our site furtively from Hopkins. And maybe even a few, dare I say it, fans (not that they’d ever admit it openly).

#9 Comment By Parent ’12 On July 29, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

Ronit, I’m a parent & I haven’t complained. Granted, at times I can’t believe what I’m reading here, but hey, I choose to read it. What does the wider alumni populace think of EB?

And, with genuine appreciation, to your credit it’s amazing how much I can link to that some how ties to Williams.

Finally, with no qualifications related to the law I, like JG, can easily imagine some comment on a forum or discussion board that links to EphBlog… really, how could that not happen?