Archive | October

Happy Halloween from the Gurus

Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful Halloween!  Last year we gave you a few Halloween comics so this year we thought we would once again offer a little humor.  After all you don’t want to be totally spooked today, right?

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Security in October: Google Wave, Facebook, XSS

Security in October: Google Wave, Facebook, XSS

Further support of what I mentioned in my presentation In my Cross-site scripting presentation at #heweb09, I mentioned that a North Carolina State University report from September 2008 showed that users clicked the “ok” button on message alerts 61% of the time, regardless of whether the message alert was legitimate or not.  From that I [...]

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Book Review: Inbound Marketing the Book

Book Review: Inbound Marketing the Book

First of all let me be completely transparent by saying I do work at HubSpot, and the two authors of this book are my bosses.  So to not have good things to say about this book would probably be detrimental to both my job and to my beliefs for working at the company in the [...]

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The Credibility of College Info from Social Network Sites (or Lack Thereof)

Last month at NACAC, I got my hands on a copy of the Hobsons Domestic Research Report 2009-2010. It’s a fantastic report that every admissions professional should get their hands on, but one set of numbers specifically stood out to me. Hobsons asked sophomores, juniors and seniors about their perceptions of the credibility of college [...]

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New Utility Allows You to Control Facebook Accounts Without the Password

New Utility Allows You to Control Facebook Accounts Without the Password

FBConTroller v2.0 was released late yesterday.  As the author clearly states, FBController does not, nor can it, hack into a Facebook account.  What it CAN do though is to control a Facebook account (write on one’s own wall, others wall, retrieve profile page, retrieve friends list and even attempts to retrieve inbox and send messages) [...]

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Surprise! New Guru Writer - Paul Gilzow

Surprise! New Guru Writer – Paul Gilzow

It’s been quite a while since we added any new writers to the staff, almost a year actually!  So we have been evaluating our gaps and thinking about what area of the web we could be covering better.  We also just recognize an individual that I know we could all learn a few things from.  [...]

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Building Your Own Listening Post

Building Your Own Listening Post

The basic concept of the social web and Web 2.0 is one of conversations and user generated content.  Engagement.  Interaction.  My focus today is on the former, with a dab of latter.  Universities are much like other big brands, people talk about us in a lot of places, in a lot of ways, both good [...]

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Protecting your College’s Intellectual Property on Facebook: Learning from the Class of 2014 Groups

The following is a guest post by Mike Petroff, Web Manager for Enrollment at Emerson College. Mike leads Web marketing and recruitment efforts for undergraduate and graduate admission. He also chairs the Social Media Group at Emerson, working with several departments to develop strategies and policies for the college’s social media presence. You can connect [...]

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5 min survey: State of the university Web department

5 min survey: State of the university Web department

Last week myself, Michael Fienen and Karlyn Morissette had the privilege of speaking at the HighEdWeb 2009 Conference. I can’t explain how great it was to see so many higher education web professionals, I feel humbled being around so many awesome people doing great things.

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In Other HeWeb09 News…

In Other HeWeb09 News…

By now most of you who were following HighEdWeb know all about the infamous heweb09 keynote and heckling.  I’m not going to address that.

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