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Reflecting on Startups at SBinSV: What’s In A Name?

One of the things that fascinates me the most about Startup culture is the term “startup” in and of itself. The term is similar to “indie” music in the sense that the companies—like the bands—begin on a small, independent scale and on rare occasions balloon into “Google”-level titans. At what point does a successful indie band stop being “independent” or a large tech company stop being a “startup?”


An Interview with Muck Rack Co-Founder about Journalism, Twitter, and Technology

With the advent and wide adoption of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, journalism and how it is done has begun to rapidly transform. Muck Rack is an online service that recognizes that shift; it verifies journalists who are using social media to enhance their stories, and analyzes what journalists are talking about online. I talked with Muck Rack Co-Founder Gregory Galant over email about the creation of Muck Rack, its acceptance by the journalism community, how technology has changed journalism, and his vision of the future of Muck Rack.


GET Immersion Experience Student Perspective: The Importance of Work Based Learning

“Immersion Experience Student Perspectives” is a series of blog posts by students who are currently participating or have recently participated in the Global Enterprise Technology (GET) Immersion Experience. These students provide unique insights into what it’s like to get hands on experience through full time employment in a technology-driven global work environment. For more information on the GET Immersion Experience please visit: http://get-immersion.syr.edu/. This guest post is written by GET Immersion Experience intern and University of Delaware student Kurt Sanders.


Video Update, Week 12: Professor Scott Nicholson at MIT

If you’ve been following along with Professor Scott Nicholson’s video blogs during his time at MIT, you know he’s been traveling quite a bit in the past few months. This week, Nicholson is in Dallas for the Board Game Geek Conference. He gives us an inside view of their extensive board game library and explains why the conference is so popular.


BeIT Presents: Professor Anthony Rotolo Unplugged

No iPhone. No Twitter or Turntable. Just Rotolo, unplugged. iSchool student organization BeIT will host Professor Anthony Rotolo for a special lunchtime conversation about his work and career. Proclaimed the “King of Social Media” by the Daily Orange, Rotolo will share his unique story, which includes his unconventional start as a professor at the iSchool,… Read the full article…


Blogger Debate: The Pros and Cons of Facebook Timeline

This post is an opinion piece by two of our bloggers debating the pros and cons of Facebook Timeline. Our first writer, Isaac, believes that the new feature is a stylized way to curate our personal content. Our second writer, Manan, counters that argument by discussing the negative effects of Facebook timeline.


Video Update, Week 11: Professor Scott Nicholson at MIT

In this week’s update, Professor Scott Nicholson is wrapping up his travels in Asia after visiting Hong Kong to present at a conference. After making a brief stop in China, Nicholson is back in Boston and reflects on his time spent abroad. He presented about gaming in libraries to over 500 librarians! Next up, Nicholson will be giving two talks in Dallas, TX at the Board Game Geek Conference.


Student Perspective: Top 10 Lessons Learned from the GET Immersion Experience

“Immersion Experience Student Perspectives” is a series of blog posts by students who are currently participating or have recently participated in the Global Enterprise Technology (GET) Immersion Experience. These students provide unique insights into what it’s like to get hands on experience through full time employment in a technology-driven global work environment. For more information on the GET Immersion Experience please visit: http://get-immersion.syr.edu/. This guest post is written by GET Immersion Experience intern and University of Delaware student Kelsey Wolcott.


Coming Up at the iSchool: Career Events, Grad School Open House & More

It’s another exciting week at the iSchool, and as always there are events that our students should look into attending! If you’re starting to look for that perfect job after graduation, there are several career prep seminars being offered to get you ready for the job search. There are also some really interesting speakers and sessions that you can attend. If you’re an undergraduate student who’s interested in graduate school, the iSchool Grad School Open House is happening at the end of this week. If you attend, your application fee is waived! All the information is in this week’s video from our editor, Alyssa.


Video Update, Week 10: Professor Scott Nicholson at MIT

In this week’s update, Professor Scott Nicholson is in Singapore where he is experiencing the food, culture and of course, board games! After eating some famous Chili Crab, he visits the MIT Gambit Lab to meet some of the participants there and learn about their projects. He also takes us to the Singapore Flyer, a Ferris wheel even larger than the London Eye, so we can see the views of the entire city. Nicholson continues his travels in Asia and visits Kuala Lumpur to give a talk, and then is back in Singapore to speak at a conference.