Wofford’s commencement is this weekend and Phillip Stone’s From the Archive blog has posted quite a few interesting posts about commencement over the last week. One that I found really interesting was one about Commencement at Wofford in 1858. Man things have changed over the last 150 years, but what an interesting look at how things were those many years ago. Also for those soon to be college graduates here are some tools from Mashable, 17 Online Tools For Your Graduation.
There has been a lot of recent announcements and buzz lately about Data Portability with Facebook, MySpace, and Google all introducing competing API’s in the last two weeks. ReadWriteWeb has an excellent article about this, Play the News: Data Portability Future.
We also welcomed a new blog into BlogHighEd and if you don’t follow the aggregate I wanted to share GlobalHigherEd with my readers. Kris and Susan, welcome to the aggregate! From GlobalHigherEd’s about page:
The GlobalHigherEd blog is designed to highlight and then archive information about new developments (e.g., a new policy or development project), resources (e.g., reports, websites), analytical networks, and so on, so as to better track what is happening with respect to the construction of new globalized knowledge/spaces.
So if you haven’t taken a look I highly recommend heading over to GlobalHigherEd and subscribing to their feed!
And now to the TGIF Lucky 7:
- Are Spammers Moving to Social Networks? - Spammers are finding virgin territory in emerging messaging tools, including SMS and social networks. Ferris Research projects that Americans will receive 1.5 billion unsolicited text messages in 2008, double the number sent in 2006.
- Demographics now available in YouTube Insight - Google has announced that YouTube’s analytics are adding a new layer of meaning for video owners: demographic information.
- The 25 Most Popular Pages on Facebook - Six months ago, Facebook launched Pages as a way for “businesses, brands, and celebrities to represent themselves on Facebook.” Now that Pages have been out for six months, we thought we’d see who’s got the most fans on Facebook.
- The Top 10 Social Networking Annoyances - It’s great to keep in touch with your friends and colleagues, but does the price have to be spam, zombie bites, and friend invitations from people you’ve never heard of?
- Hitwise: Google Again Hits New High; Microsoft & Yahoo Again New Lows - Hitwise released the latest statistics for search engine share in the United States for April 2008.
- comScore: Yahoo! Buzz Overtakes Digg in April - Yahoo has more unique visits in April than Digg, wow. A new giant has emerged in the Social Bookmarking universe.
- Email Design Gallery - Need some Email Design ideas? The Campaign Monitor email design gallery highlights the amazing email designs being sent by our talented customers each and every day.