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The Evolution of Social Media: Facebook

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004. Now, 13 years later, Facebook looks very different than it did when it started! How did Facebook start? Facebook was originally created just for Harvard University and was called “the facebook” where it only allowed Harvard University students to be members.  About a month after the initial launch the … Continued

YouTube Red: What’s With This New, Ad-Free Subscription Deal?

October 28 (today) is the launch date of a new YouTube subscription service called YouTube Red. It’s a monthly subscription-based version of YouTube aimed to give viewers “the ultimate YouTube experience.” So what does $9.99 a month get you with YouTube Red? 1. Ad-free videos Now, I will be the first to admit that ads at … Continued

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What Social Media Can Tell Us about Democratic Candidates

Analyzing the social media streams of the presidential candidates tell us a lot about their savviness for running a contemporary campaign. It also tells us the likelihood of their continuing the long road to the nomination. The recently launched Illuminating 2016 project, which involves faculty and students of the School of Information Studies (iSchool), collects and … Continued

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Join the 6th Annual MLB College Challenge on Nov 12 + 13

Hey everyone! It’s that time again for the 6th— yes, SIXTH — annual MLB College Challenge. This collaboration between Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) and the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a chance for students to get hands-on experience prototype and mocking ideas and products in a hack-a-thon setting. (Note: the … Continued

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8 Tips to Maximize Your Online Image and LinkedIn Brand

Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Instagram. These are popular social media platforms for college students to communicate with their peers and to be part of the world online. But one of the most effective ways to build a brand is also one that college students may not automatically think about: LinkedIn. The platform is a very effective … Continued

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Join ‘Information Space’ as a Student Blogger!

A new semester means it’s time to hire new bloggers for Information Space! iSchool students, this is an opportunity for you! 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, year-round, since September 2011. We’ve had student bloggers hired into full-time … Continued

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7 Reasons I’m Excited To Be Back At Syracuse U

The start of classes is TODAY (where has the time gone?!), and as a senior who has only one semester left as a Syracuse student, I’m already starting to feel nostalgic. The Cuse has a lot to offer students both on and off campus, so here are seven reasons why I’m excited to be back … Continued