Social Media At College: The Good & The Bad

I was in college the first time I heard about Facebook: class hadn’t started yet but I was already sitting in my desk, doodling or whatever I did to pass the time. Across from me, a couple of girls were…

Facebook Does Not Make Students Get Bad Grades

I remember my professors telling me that I shouldn’t be on Facebook during class because it would hurt my grades. It turns out there was no such danger. That’s a bit too broad of a statement, but as this handy…

College Campuses Get The Google Street View Treatment

Google’s been stirring the Maps pot with two busy hands lately. First they gave us indoor maps of airports and malls, then they mapped the CES convention center, and then they mapped out the labyrinthine hotels of Las Vegas for…

Video Contest Lets Students Vent About Costs of College

The idyllic college experience: meeting new people with shared eccentricities and fun hair, figuring out how to work a pick-up line at the School of Americas protest, making yourself shower at least four times a week, developing strategic ways to…

QR Codes: Do You Care Anymore?

Say you’re walking down the street and you see the unmistakable black and white pattern of a Quick Response code, what is your immediate reaction? Do you have the uncontrollable urge to find out what kind of secrets are contained…

Facebook Is Not Making You A Crappy Student

How many of you would agree with this statement: “The more time you spend on Facebook, the less time you’re going to spend studying.” I’m sure that a large majority of people would think that’s true – it’s rather intuitive.…

Colorado State Party, Fueled By Facebook, Attracts Thousands

The public nature (and lack of privacy considerations) of Facebook is sometimes problematic when it comes to parties. The good thing about Facebook is that it’s a wonderfully easy way to advertise and spread the word about your events. The…

Facebook App Predicts College Admissions

Startup Splash Networks has released a Facebook application that predicts college admissions for high school students.

The app called AdmissionSplash, asks users to create a list of colleges, enter their academic  and demographic information, and get results based on a proprietary formula. People can share the information with their friends or keep it private.

 

 

Colleges Embracing Social Media At More Fleeted Pace Than Businesses

A new study bNora Ganim Barnes and Eric Mattson, Social Media and College Admissions: Higher-Ed Beats Business in Adoption of New Tools for Third Year, suggests that US colleges are

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