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

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: University of Houston’s Social Media Strategy

The University of Houston is a leading institution in engaging with their students on social media.  The following text and images come directly from the page they label “Why Follow UH?” which gives a number of great examples of how they’re engaging their students.  Check out their social media pages to learn more about what they’re doing. WHY FOLLOW UH? The University of Houston utilizes social media for many different kinds of messages, including emergency communication, news, events, community spotlights, community feedback, and much more. Here are some examples of how the University… Read More

YikYak: Promoting cultures of bullying and sexual violence on college campuses

YikYak is a new social app released earlier this year that is quickly becoming popular amongst high school and college students across the United States.  Its goal is to serve as “a local bulletin board for your area.”  It uses geolocation on one’s smartphone to allow one to post short statements that are broadcast and searchable by other users in the immediate area.  Users can also “vote up,” “vote down,” or reply to posts.  All of these posts are anonymous.