Have you seen this? The school system in Newark, NJ is going to get $100 million dollars from Mark Zuckerberg (a founder of Facebook). That is the largest gift to a single school system on record. The fact that is corresponds with the opening of
Facebook Places. Foursquare. We’ve all heard about location-based apps. We’ve probably even played around with them. But, do we understand that they can mean big business? Hyping up school spirit is nice. Enhancing your campus visit experience is great! But even better…driving revenue! Offer specials
Have you read Karine Joly’s interview with CSU? They have combined traditional media with social media – old with the new – by feeding a Twitter stream and displaying it on a billboard. Amazing idea! So, now, what do we call it? Social Outdoor? Twitterboard?
Heard of Facebook Places? It’s kind of like Foursquare and Facebook had a baby. Anyway, if you’ve heard of it, you’ve probably also heard all the bad press about it. But, University of Kentucky is trying it out this year. They’ve made life-size replicas of
As colleges and universities get more heavily involved in social media, the next logical step (I hope it is, at least) is to monitor who mentions your school and what they are saying about it. And there are hundreds of software programs that will constantly
New feature for Facebook! Check out this article over at insidefacebook.com. A Facebook spokesperson describes it, “This feature allows developers to give permission to specific advertiser accounts to advertise to their connections. This is intended to let developers give access to other people within their
Phew. Latest studies indicate that kids who use social media, like Facebook or Twitter, don’t suffer academically, as previously thought. So go ahead, kids, study and tweet!
We’ve previously talked here on Academic Oatmeal about how to use Foursquare in higher ed. Just saw this article that updates the discussion! Andrew Careaga does a good job of compiling a lot of useful information about how different colleges are using, or plan to
Now, it’s time for the teachers to take a turn. Social media, long thought to be something The Olds adults can’t handle, is moving from the realm of the students into the realm of the teachers. The EduDemic blog has a posting of “The Ultimate
If you are responsible for marketing an MBA program – listen up. The economy is down. Unemployment rates are at the worst they’ve been in the past 60 years. An MBA degree can cost $100,000 up to $300,000. Why should candidates – qualified or not