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Boeheimian Rhapsody

Syracuse University comedy troupe “Humor Whore” released a video entitled “Boeheimian Rhapsody” on Wednesday evening that is now going viral on Youtube. The writers of Boeheimian Rhapsody include iSchool undergraduate student Samii Ruddy, Newhouse undergraduate Nick Ferreiro, and VPA undergraduate Matt Del Greco. The video is largely modeled after the music video for Queen’s Bohemian… Read the full article…


Beyond the Money: Some in Silicon Valley have Loftier Goals

Editor’s note:  The following is a post from Charlene Hinton, one of a group of students who recently returned from the iSchool’s signature trip – Spring Break in Silicon Valley. Several preconceived notions accompanied me on my way to Silicon Valley. These notions included the ubiquity of genius ideas fighting for capital, the never-ending flow of “play”… Read the full article…


The New Foursquare is here and it’s Superb

You know what’s cool? Two billion pieces of data. That’s what foursquare is using to fuel its new recommendation engine-ish redesign, released for iOS and Android this morning  (Blackberry users will have to wait until next week). As a self-professed ‘Queen of Apps’ I tend to be critical of app design and functionality, with an… Read the full article…


What is Instagram and Why Is It So Popular?

Author’s note: This post originally appeared on my personal blog, Social Lux, in January 2011. Since it continues to get a large amount of traffic every day, and Instagram continues to grow in popularity, I thought I would share it here. Update: Version 3.0 was released today (August 16, 2012). Read my thoughts on the latest… Read the full article…


Video Update, Week 2: Professor Scott Nicholson at MIT

Professor Scott Nicholson’s weekly update from MIT, where he is spending the academic year as a visiting scholar.  This week, Professor Nicholson shares some of the highlights of the MIT tech infrastructure, including their Android app.


Philip Kaplan, Being Awesome at Big Omaha

Philip Kaplan, iSchool ’97, is a serial entrepreneur who has had spectacular successes, as well as his share of failures along the way.  He created F’d Company, a blog that chronicled the dot.com bust of 2000.  And he has created a lot of controversy, purposely.  It’s all part of his strategy. Kaplan recently spoke at… Read the full article…



The view from The Toppest Notch

‘You feel like you know everything about social media, and then you find out you only know social media in specific areas, and realize there is so much more to it.”  These are the thoughts of Eric Cleckner of the group known as ‘The Toppest Notch’ at Social Media Futures.   The Toppest Notch has been… Read the full article…