15 Meta-Tweets About Twitter

Since I've been on a quote-kick for a little while lately, I wanted to share some of these gems from Twitter.  They're Twitter tweets about Twitter and tweeting.  You don't get much more meta than that.  Enjoy. 😉

Social Media: The Musicals!

Every wonder what your favorite social networks looked like if they were translated into musicals?  Probably not, but they exist anyways.  Here are a few fun, funny and catchy musical numbers about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr.. and as a bonus... Google. Facebook: The Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2JhpNbe2Io Twitter: The Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr3Tl7T6fIQ Instagram: The Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-waJH2lUJ5M Tumblr: The... Continue Reading →

#SAconnect Chat Tonight! Digital Networking for Professional Development

I have the privilege of collaborating with some amazing professionals on an upcoming session at NASPA: Wednesday, March 25: 9:00am - 9:50am #SAconnect: How to Network Digitally for Professional Development and Relationship Building 209 - Convention Center To preview, build on, and prepare for our session, please join Christina Ferrari,  John Rodriguez, Lisa Endersby, Rebecca Windover, and Briana Mathew for... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @EricaKThompson

Erica is enthusiastic and always willing to reach out and make new friends.  She is heavily involved in the #SAchat community, so if you ever participate in one of the weekly chats, it's highly likely she might be the mysterious moderator behind the account.  Check out her blog and give her a follow... Follow @EricaKThompson This is a post... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @BDProffer

Brian is a new professional at Michigan State University that blogs about higher education, student affairs, web 2.0, LGBT issues and general life inspirations and observations.  He's thoughtful, has some great insights, and is also your "go to" if you want to see tweeted pictures of cute animals (and who doesn't?).  Check him out and give him a... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @ACPAprez

Forget transferring a gavel, this is the 21st century.  Now we transfer Twitter accounts.  The @ACPAprez account transfers from President to President every year during the Annual Business Meeting of ACPA-College Student Educators International.  ACPA, one of the comprehensive professional associations in student affairs and higher education is an excellent account to follow, but don't... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @NASPApres

As one of two of the comprehensive student affairs professional associations based in the United States, NASPA is one of the organizations you need to follow.  You can also follow Kevin Krueger, the current president of NASPA, who tweets under his own @NASPApres account.  Follow him to stay abreast of some of the goings on in Washington, as... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @AnnMarieKlotz

Currently working at the New York Institute of Technology, Ann Marie has specialties in women's and gender studies, leadership, and social media.  She constantly tries to ask the unasked question and always has something interesting to say.  You can also follow her blog.  She also contributes to a group blog, Firestarters at NYIT, a "place for innovators, disruptors... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @mi_good

If you want to follow someone who follows his heart and travels the world, Michael Anthony Goodman is the perfect add for your Follow Friday.  Michael has a background in student affairs, but recently left his job in Indiana to head to China.  He is an incredibly gifted writer who is able to give voice to... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @AmmaMarfo

Amma has an amazing ability to perfectly summarize anything she hears into 140 characters or less.  If you want to follow the best live-tweeter in student affairs, Amma is it.  Amma also maintains a blog, and frequently writes and speaks about introversion and about how humor can teach you about your work. Follow @AmmaMarfo This... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT: Twitter Walls For Use During Events

If you're hosting an event or conference, you may want to display live tweets with a specific hashtag for all attendees to see.  There are a number of high quality paid options out there, but also some that are free.  Below you'll find some examples of "twitter walls" that I've had various success with using.... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @EdCabellon

If you're reading this, you probably follow Ed already, but if you're not, do it right now.  Ed was one of the early adopters of Twitter and has an expertise in social media in higher education and in college student union work.  He's also been the initiator of a number of initiatives including #SAgrow, for... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @DrCindiLove

Dr. Cindi Love is the new Executive Director of ACPA-College Student Educators International.  Cindi brings some excellent perspectives on social justice in higher education and what we can do to affect change.  If you want to stay current on happenings in Washington impacting higher education, or just need a dose of inspiration, Cindi Love is... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @PGLove33

I love Patrick Love.  The current Vice President of Student Affairs at NYIT, Patrick has been a leader in higher education through roles as a scholar, a speaker, and a disruptor.  It is perhaps this last quality that makes me appreciate Patrick the most.  He is constant striving to look at things in new ways and... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @JosieAhlquist

Since it's my first Follow Friday post, it's only fitting I start with the woman who inspired me to begin this process.  Josie Ahlquist is a Doctoral student in higher education, and a researcher and speaker on social media and college students, particularly as it relates to leadership and student self-presentation online.  Josie shares her knowledge... Continue Reading →

3 Things Every New Digital #SAgrad Should Do 2014

So you've recently started your journey towards a Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  CONGRATULATIONS!  As an instructor in one of these programs, one of the topics I like to review with my students is how they can begin to network and gain valuable professional development... digitally... and often for free.  Going digital... Continue Reading →

#SAtechBOS Day 2 Twitter Recap

Miss the first day?  See a twitter recap here. https://twitter.com/MikeLynch09/status/495172369372430336 https://twitter.com/ThomasAKelley/status/495177440411783168 https://twitter.com/satechBOS/status/495188651899645952 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/495189651528114177 https://twitter.com/EdCabellon/status/495200372429185024 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495206634738941952 https://twitter.com/KMcCarthy8185/status/495207229638070272 https://twitter.com/MikeLynch09/status/495207590092374016 https://twitter.com/ThomasAKelley/status/495209036959457280 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495210610897211392 https://twitter.com/MikeLynch09/status/495213796127162368 https://twitter.com/jasonrobert/status/495226820112179200 https://twitter.com/EA_Clark/statuses/495232419801624576 https://twitter.com/jessmsamuels/status/495237504908656641 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/495238978980044800 https://twitter.com/jasonrobert/status/495239535471906816 https://twitter.com/jasonrobert/status/495240156698660864 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495240377809768449 https://twitter.com/KMcCarthy8185/status/495241267165822977 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/495242048556265473 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495242911622373377 https://twitter.com/jasonrobert/status/495242988436860929 https://twitter.com/ThomasAKelley/status/495244139316125696 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495245011400024066 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495245489307406336 https://twitter.com/KMcCarthy8185/status/495247354778648576 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495247605597995010 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495248061053300736 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/495248294210449408 https://twitter.com/satechBOS/status/495250309347037184

#SAtechBOS Day 1 Twitter Recap

https://twitter.com/ThomasAKelley/statuses/494800374575161344 https://twitter.com/EdCabellon/status/494821667864985603 https://twitter.com/satechBOS/status/494839861518798848 https://twitter.com/Jim_Gresham/status/494841738322665472 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494893492037230592 https://twitter.com/paulgordonbrown/status/494893886142423040 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494894153374121985 https://twitter.com/paulgordonbrown/status/494894459197587456 https://twitter.com/AdamGismondi/status/494894866367664128 https://twitter.com/KMcCarthy8185/status/494896466394370048 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/494895639445389312 https://twitter.com/_mikefox/status/494897232135479296 https://twitter.com/saladbar15/status/494896976681779201 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494897410431537152 https://twitter.com/ValerieHeruska/status/494898484659896321 https://twitter.com/KMcCarthy8185/status/494898646165774336 https://twitter.com/AdamGismondi/status/494898693728792577 https://twitter.com/_mikefox/status/494899733492936705 https://twitter.com/saladbar15/status/494900120035786752 https://twitter.com/bethanytuller/status/494900208351051776 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/494900183063605248 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494901032091410432 https://twitter.com/paulgordonbrown/status/494901757802467328 https://twitter.com/reyjunco/status/494902748488663040 https://twitter.com/reyjunco/status/494907360914460672 https://twitter.com/KevinRGuidry/status/494913660641640448 https://twitter.com/paulgordonbrown/status/494904515351814144 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494903425357053952 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/494903608723656704 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494903761811562497 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494904934333427712 https://twitter.com/MikeLynch09/status/494905437729206272 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/494907475095592961 https://twitter.com/josieahlquist/status/494904135821443073 https://twitter.com/JoJo_Jac/status/494915937980936193 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494917898339885056 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494920247259176960 https://twitter.com/KMcCarthy8185/status/494920858893582336 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/494923674982825984 https://twitter.com/MikeLynch09/status/494926704797048832 https://twitter.com/trishofthetrade/status/494927180258754561 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494928786077790209 https://twitter.com/AdamGismondi/status/494933477243228161 https://twitter.com/_mikefox/status/494935014677970944 https://twitter.com/katie_collins/status/494936770971451393 https://twitter.com/paulgordonbrown/status/494939666010083328 https://twitter.com/SimmonsCollege/status/494941751979675648 https://twitter.com/ThomasAKelley/status/494927186823225344 https://twitter.com/Kristen_Abell/statuses/494945106797932544 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/statuses/494945452958449664 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494949233947332609 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494952539247628288 https://twitter.com/ammamarfo/status/494953778823839744 https://twitter.com/EdCabellon/statuses/494950877720231936

Social Media Triple Threat for the Class of 2014 Job Search [REBLOG]

magnifying-glassA really great and useful piece by Josie Ahlquist on how to clean up your digital presence for a job search and then how to leverage it.  Josie does some amazing research on college students and social media use.  Her entire site is definitely worth a look.

Josie Ahlquist

LMU Graduation. Photo Credit: Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht

I write this post to the class of 2014 college graduates.  Putting in four years to earn your undergraduate (or five…or six) I’m sure ready to go put that degree to work!  You have the grades, the extracurriculars, internships, and even great references.  But in todays fiercely competitive economy there is no guarantee that you’ll even get an interview.

Nope, many of those times I listed above are given.  The leadership roles, high GPA, service projects, etc.  Still nothing.

I have watched recent alumni take jobs at coffee shops after graduation, as I wonder if they can afford their student loan payments.  Yes watch out, those payments kick in six months after walking across that stage.

Okay deep breaths, hope is not lost.  You got this!  Social media isn’t just for Instagramming your bling’d out graduation cap or staying in touch with your fellow…

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The Time JetBlue Treated Me to Starbucks

(UPDATE: JetBlue also gave me a very special Valentine's Day gift.) 🙂 For those of you that know me, you know I love the airline JetBlue and I fly them a lot.  I’ve even achieved “Mosaic status,” JetBlue’s designation for frequent frequent fliers.  During one of my most recent trips, however, I was reminded just... Continue Reading →

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