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Using ShareThis to Mobilize Conversations

Using ShareThis to Mobilize Conversations

One of the defining characteristics of Web 2.0 (and man, do I ever hate that phrase) is the new way in which conversations are taking place across the world wide webbleness.  It’s not just a case of giving people the chance to make simple comments on a blog now - these days a blog might [...]

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In a RSS Slump? 6 Tips to Optimize your Reading Habits

Have you gotten to the point where you feel blogs are all repetitive and you are wasting your time reading them, and not getting anything out of it? Here are six tips to keep in mind as you read blogs and news articles online. Our time is precious! Once it’s spent you can’t get it [...]

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Firefox Add-ons for Higher Education Web

A while back I read a post over on SEOmoz about popular web browser toolbars and their value from a web developer or internet marketer perspective. It was a wonderful article that I highly recommend. This article had me thinking, this list is great but what about Higher Education professionals? I’ve been working on a [...]

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Do You Join the Conversation or Stay at a Distance? Comments Welcome!

I’ve noticed over the months that there is a select group of people that seem to comment across the blogs in the Higher Education arena. I’m assuming that there are more individuals following the conversation as BlogHighEd is reporting over 250 RSS subscribers on their site and I’ve got slightly over 75 on a good [...]

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Social Survey: Del.icio.us

Intro In a simple explanation del.icio.us is a bookmarking service that uses tags instead of folders to organize bookmarks.  Because del.icio.us is an online service it is not restricted to a physical computer.  The only thing that you need is a web browser.  Many sites across the Internet support multiple bookmarking options and del.icio.us is one [...]

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Social Survey: StumbleUpon

According to eBizMBA, StumbleUpon is the 5th largest social bookmarking site.   It is one of the most well known and many people would say the most fun to use social bookmarking sites.  What makes StumbleUpon so much fun is the StumbleUpon toolbar.  What is so amazing about this toolbar is the ability to truly surf [...]

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Social Survey: Digg

Introduction Writing a review of Digg pertaining to Higher Education is much more difficult than writing one for MySpace or Facebook.  Digg is the first of the true Social Bookmarking sites that I’ve covered and is by far the largest, Top 30 Social Bookmarking Sites.  Digg has an Alexa ranking of 150 and reaches 0.64% [...]

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Wofford’s President Dr. Benjamin Dunlap went Viral!

Wofford College’s president, Dr. Benjamin Dunlap, was turned into an Internet sensation a few weeks ago when a video of his presentation at the TED conference from back in March 2007 was posted online on January 24th.  You can learn more about Dr. Dunlap on Wikipedia or Wofford’s President page.  Here is the original Wofford press [...]

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Social Survey: Facebook

As I mentioned last week I’m going to be doing a weekly look into a different social booking/networking site.  First up is Facebook and here are the findings.

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