Student’s relationship with technology is complex. They recognize its value but still need guidance when it comes to better using it for academics.
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Social Media Update 2014
The 13 Most Popular Social Networks (By Age Group)
Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites | October 2015
more in this blog on social media usage:
Tinder Would Rather Not Be Mentioned Alongside Chlamydia, Thanks
see our discussion with sociology students regarding social media apps for online dating at:
Social Media Tactics to Drive Traffic to Your eCommerce Website
- Optimize social media posts
- Share the right content
- Use your reviews
- Add social sharing buttons in strategic places
- Use visual content
- Interact with followers
- Join groups
- Build relationships with influencers
- Host live chats
- Be consistent
- Start a blog
- Use hashtags
- Be short and sweet
- Add tweetable quotes to blog posts
- Use paid advertising
How SMS is a Disrupter to Social Media
Email and Social media as we know it will die out. I’m not saying this year or in 5 years, but they will. I honestly think you are going to see Tablets in office spaces more and hybrid mobile devices take over at work.
The Interface of SMS is well, shiny and nice and not so annoying like a binary like Facebook feed, plain Jane like Twitter feed or hyper pseudo-useful like a LinkedIn one. Visual social channels like Pinterest and Instagram have more to offer, a better interface, UX and actual social utility.
- SMS produces engagement 6-8 times higher than Email
- 98% of text messages are read
- Only 22% of Email are read
- And 12% of Facebook feed posts
By 2016, it’s estimate apps like these below have been used to send 2x as many messages as traditional text messaging form person to person.
A – Category
- Snapchat – 3.9/5
- WeChat = 4.3/5
- WhatsApp = 4.4/5
- Viber – 4.3/5
- Kik – 4.3/5
Facebook’s Oculus virtual-reality division: Let’s not go crazy with the hype
The VR industry is at the beginning of what could be the next major technology trend, with the potential to change the way people live, work and communicate.
8 Ways to Use Google+ Hangouts for Your Business
Google+ Hangouts are a great way to hold group meetings, interact with customers, interview people and share your expertise.
For public Google+ Hangouts, you’ll want to choose Google+ Hangouts on Air. Google+ Hangouts on Air allow you to have up to 10 hosts in a live hangout that is publicly accessible on Google+, your YouTube channel and your website. You can record hangouts directly to your YouTube channel for future use.
For private Google+ Hangouts, choose Google+ Video Hangouts, which allow you to have up to 10 participants in a video chat that is accessible only to the people invited.
(right now, SCSU pays license for Adobe Connect to do the same)
Use the UberConference app icon to create a conference call number that people can use to call in to the hangout if they’re unable to access the live video stream.
6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience
smart tools, six steps…
1. Target keywords in Twitter bios. Say you’re promoting an app for a half-marathon in Chicago. With the help of a few tools you can quickly create lists of your targets.
- Social Bro: Those with a subscription can search all Twitter bios by keyword (runner) and location (Chicago), name and url to find the active profiles that fit your needs. Additionally, you can organize your search results into Twitter lists.
- FollowerWonk: With this free tool you can search profiles by keyword, name, location and url. The results can be exported to xls or csv.
- Twitter‘s “people search” feature: Any user has access to this recently launched feature, however, searches are limited to keywords.
2. Find active users and influencers.
3. Find those who use a particular hashtag.
4. Organize your results.
5. Don’t forget your tweeps.
6. Interact and monitor.
Does social media make room for critical thinking?
Sinprakob, S., & Songkram, N. (2015). A Proposed Model of Problem-based Learning on Social Media in Cooperation with Searching Technique to Enhance Critical Thinking of Undergraduate Students. Procedia – Social And Behavioral Sciences, 174(International Conference on New Horizons in Education, INTE 2014, 25-27 June 2014, Paris, France), 2027-2030. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.871
Bailey, A. (2014). Teaching Alice Walker’s The Color Purple: Using Technology and Social Media To Foster Critical Thinking and Reflection. Virginia English Journal, 64(1), 17.
Eales-Reynolds, L., Gillham, D., Grech, C., Clarke, C., & Cornell, J. (2012). A study of the development of critical thinking skills using an innovative web 2.0 tool. Nurse Education Today, 32(7), 752-756. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2012.05.017
Baldino, S. (2014). The Classroom Blog: Enhancing Critical Thinking, Substantive Discussion, and Appropriate Online Interaction. Voices From The Middle, 22(2), 29.
Ravenscroft, A., Warburton, S., Hatzipanagos, S., & Conole, G. (2012). Designing and evaluating social media for learning: shaping social networking into social learning?. Journal Of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(3), 177-182. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2012.00484.x
Education is clearly a social process but it is probably much closer to an ongoing discussion or debate than an extended celebration with an ever-expanding network of friends (p. 179, Ravenscroft et al.)