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Links of the Week May 2nd, 2008

02 May 2008

written by Kyle James

Links of the Week May 2nd, 2008

linkoftheweek Links of the Week May 2nd, 2008Busy busy busy week… and I’m not really even sure why? I’ve got some really good projects and posts in the work to share if I can only find time to complete them and then write about them.

This week saw an interesting article in the Chronicle, Colleges Create Facebook-Style Social Networks to Reach Alumni.  You have to have a subscription to read the full article but Andy Shaindlin at Alumni Futures gives us a summary and a deeper understanding of the complicated issues around universities creating social networks, Should Universities Create Facebook-Style Social Networks?.  Kevin Prentiss at Swift Kick Central also had plenty to add, Please Stop Buying and Building Walled Gardens For Higher Ed.  I wish that I had access to read the full article and then time to respond, but instead I definitely recommend reading these articles and better understanding the situation.  Maybe I’ll get around to the library and see if they have a copy.  Social Networking is definitely creating some buzz, but it is also very complicated and there is a lot to understand to do it correctly.  This is something I definitely need to come back to when I have more time.  In the mean time I’d love to hear more reactions to this story and response posts.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

I added a contact form to the site last night and something I would like to explore is guest bloggers. If you are interested in writing a guest blog on .eduGuru please contact me through the form or any of the other channels and I’d love to explore your idea.

Now onto the weekly links!

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Kyle James

Kyle is the CEO & Co-Founder at nuCloud and formerly the webmaster at Wofford College. He also spent almost 4 years at HubSpot doing a range of jobs including inbound marketing consulting, sales, management, and product management.  Kyle is an active contributor in the social media spectrum. Although his background is technical, he claims to know a thing or two about marketing, but mostly that revolves around SEO, analytics, blogging, and social media. He has spoken at multiple national conferences and done countless webinars on topics ranging from e-mail marketing to social media and Web analytics. He's definitely a fairly nice guy.

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