Guest Appearance on HigherEdLive: Social Media/Justice/Change and Yik Yak [VIDEO]

I appeared on a HigherEdLive broadcast along with co-guest, colleague, and friend,  Vernon Wall, and host Heather Shea Gasser to talk about social media and its intersections with social justice and change.  Vernon and I talked about our collaboration on a combined social justice and social media training as well as recent events in higher education surrounding the use of Yik Yak.  See a recording of the episode embedded below. YIKYAK: SOCIAL MEDIA/JUSTICE/CHANGE ORIGINALLY STREAMED LIVE: WED, APR 8, 2015 @ 12:00PM (EST) HOSTED BY: HEATHER SHEA GASSER / HEATHER@HIGHEREDLIVE.COM How does access to a live feed of what people around… Read More

Listening In On And Making Sense of the NASPA Yik Yak Backchannel at #NASPA15 #YY15

As someone who researches social media and the higher education environment, it is rare that I come across an example of something that points the microscope inwards towards the behaviors, actions, thoughts and attitudes of higher education and student affairs professionals themselves.  At the NASPA conference this year, that exact thing happened.  (It also happened at other professional conferences this year, but none as big… nor reported on…) After viewing some of the comments posted to the social media app Yik Yak (an anonymous geo-location commenting tool), the Chronicle of Higher Education posted this… Read More