Links of the Week June 20th, 2008

linkoftheweek Links of the Week June 20th, 2008Since the week started out with such a powerful debate about Higher Education bloggers and their need to market themselves…  hum…  I better just leave it at that.  If you missed out and want to read the whole conversation head on over to Andrew’s post Higher Ed Bloggers: Show Your Power! and you can follow the trackback links in the comments from there.  This week I’m breaking my rule and posting a few more than seven lucky links.  I can’t decide which to purge out at this point so I’m just going to give you “teeeeen”.  A perfect TEN!

  • 5 Great (Free) Web Analytics Tools You Might Not Know About Yet - Some are not your traditional web analytic tools, but still interesting
  • Dorms Contest Site Launches - Wayne State’s new Dorms Contest Site. Check out the short writeup then head over to the site. Excellent example of fun and hip admission web projects
  • How Do You Calculate The Value of a Friend on Facebook? - Key takeaway. Over 50 percent of social media users expect nonprofits to have some type of presence. Increasingly, nonprofits will need to have some type of a presence.
  • How we read online. - Thanks to D.W. for sharing the piece. I’ve read similar articles before, but really like the way this one is written and the examples it gives throughout the text.
  • Which email clients are your subscribers using? - It’s never been that easy to know which email clients your list subscribers are using to view your painfully crafted campaigns. Now the team behind the email testing service Litmus have released a smart new app to solve the mystery.
  • Firefox 3: Power User’s Guide to Firefox 3 - You already know about Firefox ‘s marquee new features but now it’s time to dig deep and unearth the shortcuts
  • Is LinkedIn Worth $1 Billion? - You have probably heard the news that LinkedIn picked up $53 million for a 5% stake in the company. Well this is an interesting breakdown if it’s actually worth it or not.
  • Quick Guide To Social Media - A nice quick introduction guide to send to someone wanting to understand some aspects of Social Media, but no idea where to start.
  • Pages are for Browsing, Groups are for Relationships - A very nice and well thought out look at Facebook Groups and Pages with solid takeaways and examples of when to use which.
  • 100 Awesome Webmaster Videos on YouTube - While many people see YouTube as a fun and mindless distraction, the fact is that it’s really quite useful. The video site is full of educational tools for just about anyone, webmasters included. These 100 videos for webmasters include clips with subject

Ok so I realize I’ve already given you an overload, but I think I’m going to start adding a hilarious video of the week.  So this first week it’s the Two Stupid Crooks of the month.  It’s Friday so enjoy the video and if you decide to rob a place here’s some practical advice about what NOT to do.


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2 Responses to “Links of the Week June 20th, 2008”

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    collegewebguy Says:

    That email-client sniffer looks interesting. I’ve got a few departments using campaign monitor to send e-newsletters. Great stuff. Great analytics. And easy to use.

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    Kyle James (author) Says:

    Hey Drew,
    If you do test it out I’d love to hear your analysis of it. I’m hoping to get around to it sooner or later, just don’t know when.

    Reply

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