SPOTLIGHT: Boston College’s Viral Video #BCHappy

In keeping with my goal to re-blog the posts of others that I find particularly interesting or illuminating, I wanted to share the following post that comes from my home institution, Boston College.  Being a researcher of social and digital technologies in the higher education space, I am immensely privileged to be at an institution that is at the forefront of this type of engagement. The following post comes from the blog maintained by the Boston College Social Media Council.  The Council is composed of representatives that utilize social media to promote… Read More

You could be doing so much more than that cat video… Use social media to lift up others

Social media can be used for a lot of purposes: providing an update on a moment in your life, letting other people know about an event or cause, or sharing an interesting article you’ve read… all great uses… but social media can be used for so much more.  Social media starts off as a novelty.  You get excited that other people are interested in what you have to say.  You get glimpses into your friends and colleagues lives.  It’s one long conversation that exists across the boundaries of time and physical distance, and… Read More