Links of the Week May 16th

linkoftheweek Links of the Week May 16thWofford’s commencement is this weekend and Phillip Stone’s From the Archive blog has posted quite a few interesting posts about commencement over the last week. One that I found really interesting was one about Commencement at Wofford in 1858. Man things have changed over the last 150 years, but what an interesting look at how things were those many years ago. Also for those soon to be college graduates here are some tools from Mashable17 Online Tools For Your Graduation.

There has been a lot of recent announcements and buzz lately about Data Portability with Facebook, MySpace, and Google all introducing competing API’s in the last two weeks. ReadWriteWeb has an excellent article about thisPlay the News: Data Portability Future.

We also welcomed a new blog into BlogHighEd and if you don’t follow the aggregate I wanted to share GlobalHigherEd with my readers. Kris and Susan, welcome to the aggregate! From GlobalHigherEd’s about page:

The GlobalHigherEd blog is designed to highlight and then archive information about new developments (e.g., a new policy or development project), resources (e.g., reports, websites), analytical networks, and so on, so as to better track what is happening with respect to the construction of new globalized knowledge/spaces.

So if you haven’t taken a look I highly recommend heading over to GlobalHigherEd and subscribing to their feed!

And now to the TGIF Lucky 7:

  • Are Spammers Moving to Social Networks? - Spammers are finding virgin territory in emerging messaging tools, including SMS and social networks. Ferris Research projects that Americans will receive 1.5 billion unsolicited text messages in 2008, double the number sent in 2006.
  • Demographics now available in YouTube Insight - Google has announced that YouTube’s analytics are adding a new layer of meaning for video owners: demographic information.
  • The 25 Most Popular Pages on Facebook - Six months ago, Facebook launched Pages as a way for “businesses, brands, and celebrities to represent themselves on Facebook.” Now that Pages have been out for six months, we thought we’d see who’s got the most fans on Facebook.
  • The Top 10 Social Networking Annoyances - It’s great to keep in touch with your friends and colleagues, but does the price have to be spam, zombie bites, and friend invitations from people you’ve never heard of?
  • Hitwise: Google Again Hits New High; Microsoft & Yahoo Again New Lows - Hitwise released the latest statistics for search engine share in the United States for April 2008.
  • comScore: Yahoo! Buzz Overtakes Digg in April - Yahoo has more unique visits in April than Digg, wow. A new giant has emerged in the Social Bookmarking universe.
  • Email Design Gallery - Need some Email Design ideas? The Campaign Monitor email design gallery highlights the amazing email designs being sent by our talented customers each and every day.

3 Responses to “Links of the Week May 16th, 2008”

  1. Says:

    Cool links Kyle, I’ll be sure to check them out. Right now I’m helping Intel with their International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) that’s wrapping up in ATL today. began in 1950 as a means of encouraging pre-college students to conduct scientific research.
    ISEF has grown in size and prestige to become the crowning achievement in the U.S., and internationally, in high school science competitions, and there are some really cool projects that show how innovative and creative students are..I urge you to check it out!

  2. Says:

    Interesting, useful and fun links, as usual,Kyle. This is becoming my Sunday afternoon addiction.

  3. Says:

    Vary interesting and entertaining links you have here. Social Networking sites are a love-it or hate-it thing, and more often than not, I join them just make my online presence. Facebook is becoming way too cluttered with apps it’s become a nuisance, and MySpace is just plain cluttered, PERIOD. But still, through Social Networking, I was able to get in touch with friends who I haven’t seen for a long, long time. I guess that makes Social Networking a necessary evil.