Social media/networking

Finding Friends - and Ambiguity

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NEW YORK -- Gatherings of fund raisers, alumni affairs leaders, and communications experts in higher education have for years, one panelist here said, engaged in “hand-wringing about social media.” Should they get involved? Do they need to take it seriously? What is its role?

Tweetup at the MLA

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PHILADELPHIA -- A tweetup -- that is, a gathering of Twitter users -- tends to be a casual affair, more likely to occur in a dive bar than at an open bar. So those attending a late-night tweetup at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association were in for a surprise.

Social Media Blackout

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Harrisburg U. will pull the plug on social media sites and collaboration tools for one week.

The Thinking LMS

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U. of Phoenix plans to 'hyper-personalize' learning experience for all 400,000 of its students by building an online learning platform that thinks.

Globalization 101

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At Sloan-C conference, a Connecticut professor explains how he's using wikis to teach less cosmopolitan students the basics of 21st-century technology and cultural exchange.

Harnessing Social Media

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Deluge of information can be distracting, but can Twitter be used to focus students' attention?

Just Walk on By

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Maybe money can’t buy happiness. But can it buy friendliness?

Columbia University is hoping it can. The Office of Residential Programs at the university, sensing that its campus had grown too introverted, this week has tried to encourage casual interactions among students with a game, called “The Social Experiment,” aimed at getting campus strangers to talk to each other. The winner gets $500.

An Open, Digital Professoriat

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At MLA, scholars argue for the power of the web and social media to create a new generation of public intellectuals.

A New Gossip Guru

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The new owner the controversial gossip website CollegeACB promises to clamp down on mudslinging, but refuses to reveal his identity.

Looking Past Friend-Counting

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New survey shows colleges have faith in the value of social media, but are still hard-pressed to demonstrate it.

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