Twitter has become my de facto broadcast-all method of getting answers to web questions. As an interactive and social tool it's better than IM or dumping stuff to Facebook's updates. OTOH, it is, in the end, just another way to communicate.
I met Matt at a conference last year and have used Twitter to keep in contact with him and other professionals. When I tell people about Twitter, it seems like they end up saying, "So it's like your Facebook status, but with people you work with verses your friends." While that holds truth, it is so much more than that: keeping up to date with what others in your field are doing, and is very interactive so if you pose a question, you will get a good answer.
I'm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hacool, but I barely use it. I find the 140 character limit restrictive, though as an announcement channel it could have uses in Higher Ed.
My primary social network is Pownce. I check Twitter and Facebook on occasion, but Pownce daily. Contrary to popular belief, Pownce is not Twitter with file sharing. http://www.pownce.com/cool/ (mixture of fluff and Web stuff) The ability to share files, links and ideas and follow a threaded discussion on a topic is invaluable both for networking and project collaboration as well as the entertainment value. Pownce gives me access to Web industry leaders such as Daniel Burka (designer for Digg and Pownce), connects me with interesting folks I'd not otherwise meet (one of my Pownce friends is a ship captain who runs a very cool blog for the maritime industry) and just interesting people with whom I can gripe about the weather, share silly videos or whatever.
"Being able to engage with prospective students however they access your website is the primary reason for going responsive, but there are several other important issues that a responsive site addresses. "
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is looking for a talented front-end web developer to join our growing team in the Marketing and Communications Division. This position offers the possibility of a flexible work arrangement with candidates being able to telecommute up to 3 days a week.The front-end Web Developer works to support and enhance the IUP website and other digital properties and communications. Using CSS, HTML, scripting languages, and other tools the web developer is responsible for…See More
"According to the 2018 E-Expectations Trend Report, of the 67% of high school seniors and 68% of juniors who saw paid ads for colleges and universities, 41% of seniors and 45% of juniors actually CLICKED on the paid ads. "
Laura Peil is now a member of University Web Developers
This isn't a posting for a job (but hopefully that will be coming soon!)We are looking to hire a new web developer, and have gotten the OK from HR to offer this with the possibility of working from home a few days of the week, and in the office the other days. We're hoping to draw in some more candidates from outside of our local area. This is only the second position at our institution that is not fully on site, so we're in uncharted territory!I'm curious to know, does anyone work part-time…See More