Tag Archive | "social networking"

Web Analytics for HelpDesks and Trainers

Web Analytics for HelpDesks and Trainers

If some of you have been wondering if I have perhaps dropped off the face of the earth, wonder no more.  Between parenting responsibilities and accepting a new position within the my university, I have had my hands full.  But now that the dust has settled, I am finally able to get back on track [...]

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Social Media Recruitment: Do prospects really use it??

Research- it’s a great way to find out what’s going on in recruitment today. In the past few weeks, several reports have been released that give us a picture of where high school students are looking for information when searching for colleges. This research is a great way to see how recruitment is trending on [...]

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E-Expectations: How to Focus Your Online Recruiting Efforts

Yesterday, Noel-Levitz released it’s latest E-Expectations Report about what college-bound students are looking for in terms of online engagement during the admissions process. They surveyed more than 1,000 high school students about their online behavior and expectations. As usual, it contained a wealth of information about where colleges should consider focusing their efforts. Here are [...]

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University Twitter Accounts: Spring Cleaning

For some of us, Twitter management may be a luxury (or a curse) that we aren’t  able to allot much time to. A necessary tactic for most, we may have students to do this or may be on a weekly schedule of checking ritualistically every few days. But, for those who are lucky enough to [...]

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Digital Tattoos? Who Gives a Shit?

Digital Tattoos? Who Gives a Shit?

I cursed on the Internet.  My professional career is over.  Let this be a lesson to all those little snots on social media that “everything you say and do on the Interwebs can be used against you in the nebulous future”.

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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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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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Everything I Wanted to Learn About My Career I Learned From Twitter

Everything I Wanted to Learn About My Career I Learned From Twitter

Years ago, when I was bored, I’d get sucked into something like Minesweeper and stay up too late playing the damn thing.  Then I’d have dreams of flags and bombs where if I woke up in the middle of the dream, I’d have that feeling of quitting before I cleared a board.  The same thing [...]

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A Friendly Reminder: Social Media Is Social

A Friendly Reminder: Social Media Is Social

I have made that point before and I’ll make it here again. If you are out there trying to build your social network, don’t engage in behaviors that have the opposite effect.  But we all know examples from the worst horror stories of downright nastiness to irksome comments that at best make a poor first [...]

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Your Social Network: “Everyone’s a Hero in Their Own Way”

Your Social Network: “Everyone’s a Hero in Their Own Way”

I really hate mixing singular and plural pronouns in my title, but if you catch my allusion, well, it was worth it. If you don’t, crawl out from under your rock, take some time out of work-related things, and watch some Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (on iTunes or Hulu or wherever). Last week when I [...]

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