Triggered just a few weeks back, the iRnustian blog has taken up the faculty and student masses with great hype. The first blog which has unexpectedly united the “independent” constituent schools through the technology, we called internet is excelling fast.
Moving under the slogan “…where the words speak!”, “iRnustian.com was launched on 27th March 2010 as a simple news blog for National University of Sciences and Technology mainly covering the H-12 campus. After getting a huge response and students requests, we decided to expand our network to all the campuses of the University including the military colleges.” Narrates “About” in the blog.
The opening of reportership on blog gave it a new life right in the second week of its launch. The idea has made possible the immediate sharing of news and events from all NUST schools. “Today, when we open the blog, we find a true university spirit regardless of the fact which school you belong too”, shared a reader of iRnustian. “We have an immediate access to all the events, happened or happening in NUST constituencies”, he further added.
“iRnustian has become an easy approach to make our voice reach the NUST masses. It is pretty easy conveying the information to many people which isn’t that easy to communicate the other school located on the other end of this 720 acre campus,” shared Secretary NUST Science Society. Interesting to mention is the fact that iRnustian’s fan page on facebook has attracted about 1800 followers in less than a month. This has created a good market to societies for publicizing their events and markets.
With the progress so well, followers are now getting interested to know who is running the blog. The seventeen registered reporters are displayed with their profiles on the blog but no information is displayed about the Admin or Editors. The situation turns interesting when reporters are asked in the corridors of newly built campuses about the blog. The reporters who got into business through a reportership form asking about the name, email, campus, A question (Why should we choose you?) and to a much interest, the link to facebook profile and number of facebook friends (This seems attractive;) ) stand equal with followers without a knowledge of who is iRnustian?
“I filled out the form, and got email from them. Don’t know anything else”, spoke a reporter a few days back to his friend. “I guess there’s a team of them, not a single”, shared another. “Even you can submit news by going to the ‘Submit News’ link and it will be aired with your name. Your only source of interaction is a gmail account nothing else”, spoke the third.
The slogan “…where the words speak!” has not only made people read but also speak now! With gossips turning strong about the admin, rumors are spreading wide of the admin sitting in SEECS, NBS or even SCEE.
“It was SCEE news which hit the blog first”, spoke Muhammed Ahmed, “… the early followers of the blog were most of Civil Engineering students”, he further added.
With no knowledge of who are the brains behind this “Online Magazine of NUST”, the questions in the mind of followers and reporters even are still there, till the mystery continues…