Media Magnet is changing. On December 16, 2020, we will disable the user interface. The API and accompanying data synchronization processes will remain available while we evaluate alternative solutions. More Information.
Media Magnet is a web service for aggregating and coordinating digital content across the university.
OSU is a big place! We produce many thousands of pieces of digital content each year: Web features, event listings, blog posts, tweets, instagrams, etc. Through keyword tagging and aggregation, Media Magnet provides a way to relate and combine separate pieces of content.
Media Magnet provides a universal set of keywords based on commonly used university themes (like "Academics" and "Buckeye Pride"). Once applied, the tags are like glue, bits of meta-data binding individual content to one another.
Media Magnet makes content filterable and reusable. It provides a simple mechanism to repurpose content in new ways and contexts: Narrow-casting content based on user's preferences. Related reading. Content mash-ups. Events calendars based on specific topics. Greater visibility and awareness of communications produced across the university.
Media Magnet can consume just about any public content "channel": Web site content like news, events and blog posts, as well as feeds from popular social media platforms (the Youtubes, Twitter, etc.). Take a look at the different channel types available.
Different content sources provide different ways of tagging and catgorizing content. Read up on tags to leant more about how to tag your content items.