Join InfoSpace as a Student Blogger!

Syracuse University students, this is an opportunity for you, regardless of status or major. About Information Space We’ve been publishing posts by mostly students, but also by faculty, staff, alumni and friends on topics in the Information field, Monday through Friday, year-round, since September 2011. We’ve had student bloggers hired into full-time positions and internships, … Continued

5 To Try: Your Weekly App Discovery Guide

This week, since my iPhone is not cooperating (the home button fell off!), I’m concentrating on Web tools.  Let’s get started! Canva (Desktop + Chrome App Store) Canva is one of my absolute favorite tools! Truly a design app for the non-designer, Canva has captured the attention (and investment dollars) of many influential people since its … Continued

LinkedIn’s Field of Study Explorer: Career Options Illuminated

I learned a lesson several years ago when running Syracuse University’s alumni networking program. Field of study usually has little correlation to what you eventually end up doing for a living–at least on the surface. Unless you pursue a high level professional degree, in law, medicine, engineering and the like, there is a great likelihood that what … Continued

5 To Try: Your Weekly App Discovery Guide

Editor’s Note: 5 to Try is a new weekly feature of Information Space. Have an app you think we should share? Leave your comments below and we’ll check it out! If you’re like me, you love finding new apps.  But who has time to sift through the hundreds of thousands of apps in your respective … Continued

5 Reasons Not to Hate Celebrity Kickstarters

When I received an email from Rolling Stone saying Neil Young was running a Kickstarter, I thought, “I wonder how many other celebrities have used Kickstarter..?’ I found plenty of them. But much to my surprise, there are many more negative stories about this trend than positive ones. Let’s take a brief look at this trend, … Continued

6 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Using LinkedIn

If you’re a typical college student, you’re probably not massively into LinkedIn. Not having had much, if any, professional experience, you wonder who to connect with and how to make your scanty profile look attractive. But once you score an internship, things are looking up for you on LinkedIn! Here are six ways you can make the most … Continued

Great Cover Letters: Harder to Write but Worth the Effort

I just finished reading more than 100 cover letters–those of the applicants for a professional position. The experience left me with the feeling that almost no one knows how to write a standout cover letter; and I’m here to help change that. Why Cover Letters are So Important Let’s take a brief look at what you’re dealing with in … Continued

Facebook Users or Lab Rats: Ethical Research in the Age of Big Data

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Jenny Stromer-Galley, Associate Professor here at the iSchool and Vice President of the Association of Internet Researchers; it originally appeared on her blog on July 1, 2014. A firestorm, in the academic world anyway, erupted this week when the AV Club posted a short review and commentary of … Continued

Google Drive for Work: Comparisons, Pros and Cons

This week at I/O 14 Google announced the immediate launch of Drive for Work, a premium version of Google Drive intended for business customers. Drive for Work will continue what 190 million Google Drive users have come to expect, and more.  In addition to the customary storage, sync and share features offered to personal users for … Continued