Social Media And University: How New Technologies Are Used In Academia – Robin Good’s Latest News  Annotated

  • Quote: The results are conclusive. Social media has arrived in college admissions. The ivory tower is innovating even faster than the elite Inc. 500. And the game has changed forever.

    Note: Interesting look at how colleges are beginning to use social media in admissions, 20% of whom now graze social networking sites to find out information about potential candidates.
     - post by willrich

The results are conclusive. Social media has arrived in college admissions. The ivory tower is innovating even faster than the elite Inc. 500. And the game has changed forever.

    With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking – New York Times  Annotated

    • Quote: With the help of simple tools introduced by Internet companies
      recently, millions of people are trying their hand at cartography,
      drawing on digital maps and annotating them with text, images, sound
      and videos. In the process, they are reshaping the world of
      mapmaking and collectively creating a new kind of atlas that is likely
      to be both richer and messier than any other.

      Note: Doesn’t that last part sum just about all of this up? Richer and messier…that’s the Read/Write Web.
       - post by willrich

    With the help of simple tools introduced by Internet companies recently, millions of people are trying their hand at cartography, drawing on digital maps and annotating them with text, images, sound and videos.

    In the process, they are reshaping the world of mapmaking and collectively creating a new kind of atlas that is likely to be both richer and messier than any other.