7910370882_39d180fb66_m

Social Media and Higher Education Survey Findings from 2014

I ran across a mention of the 2014 Annual Survey of Social Media in Advancement by CASE, Huron Education, and mStoner, as published in the print version of University Business.  The report covers the responses to the annual survey, a overview of the goals by institutions, and barriers to success. The top line findings are…

Adding Complexity is Rarely the Solution.

I’m a fan of technology.  What can I do better, faster, cheaper, and easier?  But for some tasks, or given certain limitations like budgets, staffing or risk management, less (or no) technology is preferable.  Which is part of the reason why I am taking cold showers this weekend.

Quantified Disruption

The various weight loss companies like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig are all feeling new competitive pressures.  The mobile, social, and data trends for consumers are all pointing to a new wave of disruption.  Social networks provide the reinforcement while your smartphone and gadgets like the Jawbone Up, Fitbit, or any of the forthcoming smartwatches…

Bad Celebrity Websites?

Buzzfeed provides some examples of celebrity websites that are somewhat lacking.  It’s amazing that some of the personalities with the highest Q-ratings (Tom Cruise and Will Smith, particularly) have such sparse online presences*.  Maybe they don’t care since they have achieved self-sustaining fame?  Others such as Brett Michaels and David Hasselhoff – and I don’t…