Category Archives: Social Media Tools

5 Suggestions for New Badges on Foursquare

Since TECH 621, I have become addicted to Foursquare and the apps surrounding it. I’ve been on it for roughly 9 months now, and I wouldn’t mind unlocking more badges. Not to mention, I also appreciate the snarky taglines that … Continue reading

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The Webinar: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Internet

Last night for Tech 621 we had a webinar about the Dark Side of the Internet. We spoke about topics about social implications, international security, and minors among other topics. Everyone’s topic and talk was fantastic, and some of them … Continue reading

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Reading Socially: The Washington Post Integration into Facebook

I have been an avid reader of The Washington Post  since my high school research project about the Watergate scandal. So to no surprise, when The Washington Post introduced a new social reading app on Facebook recently, I signed up … Continue reading

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Fun with Four Square: A Review

Over the weekend, I took a trip to Minneapolis, MN. It was a very beautiful place, and somewhere I will definitely return. While I was out there, I was doing a little experiment with a social networking platform called Four … Continue reading

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NodeXL and SNA with Marc A. Smith at Purdue

Yesterday, Xin Chen and I attended a talk put on by the Brian Lamb Communications Department at Purdue about Social Network Analysis. The speaker was Marc A. Smith, a UCLA PhD in Sociology. THE TALK He worked with Microsoft for a … Continue reading

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The Google Overlords Let Us Hangout

The other night in preparation for the Tech 621 class presentation on Internet Culture tomorrow night, we decided to have a Google Hangout. As someone who has been on Google+ since the first week it was around, I had never … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Find Interesting Blogs and Twitter Users

Nearly 3 years ago, my close friend Phil and I went to a bar to watch Sarah Palin deliver an address to the Republican Convention upon her nomination as the Vice Presidential candidate for John McCain. I was not very … Continue reading

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