Archive | August

Are Teens on Twitter? And a Bunch of Other Related Data

Are Teens on Twitter? And a Bunch of Other Related Data

I’m going to go ahead and admit that this post kind of turned into a resource with a whole lot of links to other articles.  Maybe some of you have seen the article on the New York Times website titled Who’s Driving Twitter’s Popularity? Not Teenagers.

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Simple status & engagement on Facebook

Simple status & engagement on Facebook

Last week I updated our university’s Facebook Fan Page status to say: I thought it might get a comment, or like, or two, but was absolutely floored to find this volume of response, most of which came within the same hour I posted.

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A Primer for Effective Email Marketing

A Primer for Effective Email Marketing

The following is a guest post by Scott Cohen, Marketing Copywriter at Western Governors University. Scott writes and manages copy for the university’s public website, email marketing campaigns, and direct mail campaigns. Scott also writes on his personal blog and contributes his opinions and critiques on email marketing on The Email Zoo Blog. You can [...]

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Designing a Custom Flip Cam

Designing a Custom Flip Cam

How is this for great - one of the first things I got to do after being officially hired by Fire Engine RED was design and buy a Flip MinoHD to use at NACAC.  After conferring with Keith, a fellow new FER employee and a compatriot from an old job, I opted for one of [...]

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Getting started with HTML5

Getting started with HTML5

In this short article I’m going to attempt to explain the differences, advantages and struggles of using HTML5 in its current form. It has a lot to offer but browsers still have a little ways to go for fully fledged public adoption.

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University Intranets: Let’s Secure Our Internal Knowledge Base from Ourselves #Fail

University Intranets: Let’s Secure Our Internal Knowledge Base from Ourselves #Fail

If a tree falls in the middle of the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?  If your work is on an Intranet only accessible by your department, are your efforts being heard and recognized throughout the university?

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Netflix Culture Presentation: College Staff Culture #Fail

Netflix Culture Presentation: College Staff Culture #Fail

I said in my eduWEB reflection that I was going to start up a fail series. And this post simply jumped off my fingers.  When I was first exposed to this material I wasn’t even thinking about how it applies to my current job and work experience.  I immediately thought of my experience in higher [...]

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For Your Consideration…

We received some great designs for our Stamats SIM Tech Contest.  Now it’s time for you to vote and decide the winner!  We’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 designs, and now your vote will pick who gets a free registration to SIM Tech in Boston, where Rachel, Kyle and I will all be [...]

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eduTweetup: It’s STILL About the Community, Stupid

So I’ll be one of many to proclaim our second eduTweetup last Saturday as another major success.  A great time was had by all, especially when the late-night dancing began.  Our community continues to grow and expand as I was able to meet for the first time a handful of individuals who work at local [...]

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eduWEB Takeaway: It’s About the People

eduWEB Takeaway: It’s About the People

When Robin Smail and I were asked to do our Twitter Me This? presentation for eduWEB, we looked at the schedule.  Looked like the talented like Aaron Rester would be covering twitter and Matt Hertzberger would be covering social media until Robin and I got to the after-lunch bunch.

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