Why Timehop is the app everyone should have on their phone right now… [REBLOG]

In honor of my (now aborted) trip to the Crossroads of America, Indiana, this month’s reblog comes from Michael Anthony Goodman.  Reading Michael’s posts is like getting a piece of candy in the middle of the day.  I always get a little excited. Check out this post on the app Timehop.  I’ve been using Timehop for a couple of years now.  It’s a fun little app to check every now and then.

SPOTLIGHT: Nuzzel Social News Reader

Nuzzel is an amazing little app/web service that helps surface the news your friends and others in your network care about.  Log into Nuzzel and connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Then, daily, or at an interval of your choice, you will receive an email containing the most shared links of the day from those in your network.  The results even appear rank-ordered  with the number of times shared, thumbnails of the sharers, and their comments about the link.  Nuzzel is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on the news… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: LinkedIn for Higher Education

You might think of LinkedIn as just a tool that you use to create a profile, network, and search for jobs.  LinkedIn, however, is making a big push into higher education using its treasure trove of data to help institutions engage with prospective students and alumni.  Want to know how many people working for Google majored in philosophy?  LinkedIn can show you that.  LinkedIn is also developing helpful and educational tools for current students and career services offices.  You’d be surprised about the extent to which they are engaging the higher education… Read More

Year in Review: EDtech/SAtech Apps, Tools and Websites (2014)

  Semi-weekly, I try to highlight innovative and interesting uses of social media in the higher education and student affairs space.  The following is a review of all those highlighted in 2014.  Follow along in the new year with new spotlights.

SPOTLIGHT: Achieve Inbox Zero with UnrollMe

We all get newsletters, promotions, and list-serve emails sent to our inbox every day.  Remember that one item you bought from that one website one time?  Now you get their daily emails.  It’s information overload. Sometimes managing the email glut is as simple as going through an unsubscribe spree every few months, but other times you want to receive the email but maybe not as frequently.  Or maybe you just want a more efficient way of scanning through it all. Enter Unroll.me.  I’ve been a huge fan of Unroll.me since I stared… Read More