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Can April Fool jokes be a predictor of technology adoption?

Brian Kelly has written a clever post about a couple of April Fool jokes that were published by the mainstream media this year.  Apparently the Times Higher Education supplement suggested that social media use will be included in the determination of university rankings.  Like Brian, I wonder whether this might come to pass sooner than the THES writer seems to think.  I'm pretty sure a Facebook presence is an important recruitment tool.  We use Twitter for emergency alerts.  Our graduation ceremonies are streamed live and on Second Life so that our distance education students can take part.  And my perception is that some universities are doing more than us.

Who's the fool now?