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TweetMemeFace+: TripIt Makes Social Travel a Breeze

TweetMemeFace+: TripIt Makes Social Travel a Breeze

If you’re planning a trip over your winter break (I’m going to Dollywood!), TripIt can help you make the process easier. I’ve written about the site before, but in a nutshell, it’s a hub in which to organize your flights, travel plans during your vacation, and information about the weather. The interface is easy-to-use and ...

TweetMemeFace+: Use Social Media to Crowd Source Decisions

TweetMemeFace+: Use Social Media to Crowd Source Decisions

I tend to stress over really trivial decisions, particularly when it comes to hair. I know, objectively, that any haircut I’m considering will probably look fine, but I spend hours comparing my options as a way of procrastinating. Tonight, I found a way to work around that tendency: crowd sourced research via Facebook. If you’re ...

TweetMemeFace+: Use Facebook for Easy Gift Shopping

TweetMemeFace+: Use Facebook for Easy Gift Shopping

Figuring out what to get people for the holidays is never easy. Fortunately, if you’re shopping for internet-savvy peers who are comfortable putting their every last preference online, it’s just gotten a lot easier with social media and Etsy, the online marketplace where geekery is an official category. Their Facebook tie-in gift finder connects with your ...

TweetMemeFace+: Social Media, Used for Good!

TweetMemeFace+: Social Media, Used for Good!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a heartwarming story: students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are helping to promote a local food bank as part of their public relations class. The students are combining the efforts to blog for the food bank and keep up their social media presence on Twitter and ...

TweetMemeFace+: When the Void Tweets Back

TweetMemeFace+: When the Void Tweets Back

Today I was reading a piece on Thought Catalog about social media. Most of it was twenty-something melancholy, as that’s Thought Catalog’s bread and butter, but one part of the article really stood out for me. When you aren’t able to meaningfully elect or control the audience to whom you’re speaking, you’re forced to neutralize your ...

TweetMemeFace+: Use Social Media to Fund Raise

TweetMemeFace+: Use Social Media to Fund Raise

The holiday season is drawing near, and that means that many on-campus clubs are ramping up their efforts to fundraise for various causes. Oftentimes, this takes the form of sitting at tables and asking people for spare change. Unfortunately, college students are unlikely to be carrying substantial amounts of cash on their person. Even if ...

TweetMemeFace+: All the Cool Kids are Ignoring COPPA

TweetMemeFace+: All the Cool Kids are Ignoring COPPA

[Image courtesy of Green Studios Books. Licensed under CC BY SA 2.0.] Have you ever lied about your age to get access to a website? If you have, you’re not alone. According to a new study done by danah boyd, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Schultz, and John Palfrey (with accompanying blog summary here), over half of ...

TweetMemeFace+: Facebook and the Dunbar Number

TweetMemeFace+: Facebook and the Dunbar Number

[Photo taken by Country Boy Shane. Licensed under CC BY ND 2.0.] A recent study from the University College in London (summarized here) has apparently shown a connection between the size of certain parts of the brain and activity on Facebook. The parts of the brain which increase in size with social network usage are ...

TweetMemeFace+: Making Stuff and Doing Things

So, that happened. And it was sad. And it blew up my twitter stream to a degree that was sort of unprecedented. And it completely dwarfed Sarah Palin’s news. This says something, I think, about the value people place on quality content, even in an era of overshare and personal branding. Steve Jobs’ personal brand ...

TweetMemeFace+: Using Social Media to Promote Your Club

TweetMemeFace+: Using Social Media to Promote Your Club

If your budget’s big, just serve them booze. It always helps. Image courtesy of Flickr user Paul Holmes. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. One of the challenges of publicizing an event, club, or cause as a college student is that you likely have a limited (or nonexistent) budget and a lot of other people competing ...

TweetMemeFace+: Start Following Organizations for Job Tips

TweetMemeFace+: Start Following Organizations for Job Tips

It’s not going to be this easy, but it’s doable. Image courtesy of Flickr user Jips. Licensed under CC BY NC ND. Need a laptop? We’ve teamed up with Intel to bring you the HackCollege Laptop Chooser. If you share the Laptop Chooser, you’ll be entered to win a Intel Core i5-powered Samsung Series 9 Notebook! Most people ...

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