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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…

Paid Search as Feature on Feedly

The inability to search content on Feedly is a dearly missed feature, IMHO.  If I blogged more I’d missed it for.  Smart of Feedly to find a pain point to monetize search. $5/mo., $45/yr (or $99 for a lifetime fee) is a lot of money for a service that may not go the distance.  What they – Feedly- should…

Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report (previously) is not to be missed.  The current version is linked here and embedded below. KPCB Internet Trends 2013 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Quick thoughts: Look at the internet-use growth rate for Iran [Slide#4]. The print and radio industries are not out of the woods [Slide#5]. If you…