We are two days away from one of my favorite events of the year. While the full name is a bit of a mouthful–The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology–we fondly refer to it simply as Symposium. This is an event packed to overf…
I’ve been up to my eyeballs in social media lately, as I try my hand at wrangling Facebook pages and groups, juggling Twitter accounts for several events and talking to students about using social networks in their job search. Hopefully when you think …
Last week I wrote about my friend Todd Sanders (better know as @tsand) competing in the world’s first “twitter fueled race” to the Super Bowl. If you’ve been under a rock (or unfollowed me because the #MBteamS hashtag was driving you batty) then here’s the race in a nutshell: They won.
My friend Todd Sanders (@tsand on Twitter) is crazy, unpredictable, and always pushing the envelope–waaaay more than me. He’s a web nerd at University of Wisconsin, a video fanatic and, possibly the worst of his sins the week before a Steeler’s Super Bowl, a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. He’s currently getting ready to in the […]
A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. there was this podcast. There were three slightly insane people who decided to get together each week and drink. I mean, podcast. It was, as my friend Allan said, “a hot mess, but in a good way.” We Skyped in together, and Reginald did […]
There are times in your life when you want so very desperately for something to happen, that you get caught up in the emotion of the moment. This is one of those times. I’ve been quiet on the social media front the second half of this week and I’m sure that it raises a few […]
I’m applying for a job this week. It’s one I would be good at. Heck, let’s be real: it’s one I’d kill for. It’s about cultivating communities using social networks here at Penn State, and the position is shared across three entities: the College of Liberal Arts, the Rock Ethics Institute, and Education Technology Services, […]
Today is my birthday. This in and of itself is not usually a point of interest. My years on this earth have been spread over many countries, many states, many cities, many schools, many jobs. But today, the reason this strikes a chord is because this is a different kind of birthday, and deserves a […]
Icons. In so many ways. 🙂 (via @robchlucas)
In my personal twittersphere, there has been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with being unfollowed by certain people in certain circles. Okay, specifically Brad J. Ward, a young gun who is a very focused wiz and entrepreneur. I myself have been followed by, then met in real life, then unfollowed by this guy, so I understand […]
I do something stupid and you’re all there for me. Wow.