Posts Tagged ‘social media’

How to Brand Yourself on Social Media in College

Social media is a prominent part of every college student’s life.  There really isn’t a good way to avoid it, and by not avoiding it, it is of course all too tempting to jump in and join the fun.  Using sites like Facebook and Twitter can be fun and beneficial to you professionally at the ...

Career Spotlight: How to Get a Job in Social Media

Are you a Facebook addict? Do you spend an insane amount of hours following what’s trending on Twitter? Do you Instagram or Pin everything you do? If so, you might want to start looking into getting a job in the Social Media industry. HackCollege Guide: Launching a Career in Online Marketing Why Social Media? More ...

How to Use Twitter with Purpose

Social media sites are becoming the focal point of our generation, each one highlighting a different way to connect with others in a unique manner. Whether you use Twitter to follow all of your favorite celebrities or to vent your feelings, there’s definitely a few things that you can do to clean up your act ...

Social Media: Are We Too Connected?

Social media is all around us, that’s nothing new. Almost all college-aged students have at least a handful of the following: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram, Yelp, Vine, heck even Google+.  It seems almost monthly there is a new platform to share your life on through picture or video or 140 characters…but to some extent ...

Facebook, Why So Red?

For those of you who are a little late to the game, you’ve probably noticed that scores of Facebook profile photos were replaced by a simple red equal sign yesterday. Why, might you ask, would so many people choose this sign? What does it mean? Much like other Facebook fads, such as posting the color ...

Measuring Your Online Personal Brand With Klout

Everywhere you go, your online profile follows you. From what you post on Facebook to checking in on FourSquare and tweeting on Twitter, everything you do has an impact on yourself as “a brand”, and now that social impact can be rewarding.  That’s where Klout comes in. What Is Klout? Klout is an online social media analyzer ...

Michigan Protects Online Privacy of Employees and Students with New Law

Michigan has joined a growing number of privacy-conscious states by passing a bill that “prohibit[s] employers and educational institutions from requiring certain individuals to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of personal internet accounts.” To put it simply, employers and schools cannot require you to give up your Facebook, ...

Five Types of Twitter Accounts College Students Should Follow

Twitter has been around since 2006, and it is still growing fast while easily becoming one of the most popular social networks on the web.  Unfortunately, a lot of people still think of twitter as just a place full of boring people telling the world about every single aspect of their life; however, Twitter is so much more ...

Job & Internship Opportunities

The pressure to find a job or internship in this market is overwhelming students across the nation. How are some of your friends finding such useful websites? Where are they getting the right resume help, and how are they finding these random applications? Some of your friends probably had their jobs handed to them from ...

Creative Uses for QR Codes

QR codes have been around since 1994. It was the Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave company that invented the two dimensional barcode in order to track vehicles during the manufacturing process. Here’s an image of one (in case you haven’t seen one before): Note: To scan the image above, download the free QR reader application on ...

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