Archive | December

Functional Debate: Categories vs. Tags

Several days ago (or more, seeing how long it actually took me to get this finished, whoopsie), Twitter user @stomer brought up a question to the Twitterverse regarding a common tool we use any time we work in social media these days:  “This a fair description?: categories are like table of contents items, tags are [...]

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One Client to Instant Message Them All

So you are like most people, most people meaning a techie who reads this blog, and have more than one Instant Messaging client that you use to stay connected with your network.  Maybe if you have a good long term memory you remember the post I wrote about ping.fm being your master status update service [...]

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3 Reasons to Keep Blogging

After commenting on colleague’s post reflecting on why he will continue to blog, I realized that both his blog and my comment were worth sharing here.

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What the Elf: ElfYourself of the .eduGuru Team

So I’m having a little fun waiting out a Blizzard in Boston.  Enjoy! Disco

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Social Media Comes Last

There has been A LOT of discussion on Higher Education Blogs and at Higher Education conferences lately about this thing called Social Media. First of all Social Media isn’t all that complicated, in fact it’s the simplest and oldest form of marketing called relationship building.  As I’ve said many times before “social media = building [...]

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Creating an exclusive online community for fall 2009 accepted students

A couple of weeks ago I argued reasons why it might be more effective to piggyback on existing strategies that exist at your institution rather than create a stand alone social media strategy. In this post I alluded to considering your Facebook Fan Page like a Cafe, which was inspired by Chris Brogan’s post entitled, “Cafe-Shaped [...]

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Case V: The Web Analytics Presentation

First, I would like to welcome any new visitors that Case V was your first introduction to .eduGuru.  I hope you will subscribe to our RSS feed or sign up for email updates on the right side navigation.  There is a lot to learn and good engagment and discussion that takes place on this blog.  [...]

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Nothing Personal, But…

Way back in the day when I was just an aspiring Guru—mid-November, to be precise, I promised that I had more to say on change, and, boy, do I ever. In fact, as someone who enjoys blogging, I have quite a lot to say on a lot of things. It only takes a comment on [...]

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Tasty, Useful Breadcrumbs

Did you by chance read User Interface Engineering’s article “Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs?”   I’ll admit that I am a little bit late getting back around to this topic, which I originally read sometime back in… oh… August?   October?  Regardless, right after reading it I knew that I needed to offer a counterpoint, because [...]

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Chicago and CASE V Bound

The CASE V conference is in Chicago next week and I’ll be there, for part of the conference.  If you are attending I would love to meet you.  As I said I’ll only be in town for part of the conference but it promises to be an eventful first.  If you haven’t already planned out [...]

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