Going to California

Next week I will be in sunny California attending my fourth consecutive OmniUpdate User Conference in Universal City.  This conference is always a highlight of my speaking calendar and I’m looking forward to connecting with many old friends and making new ones....

The Simple Truth About QR Codes

Yesterday I sent out the following tweet after seeing yet another QR code done wrong: <rant> If I see one more QR code that goes to a site built in Flash I’m going to lose it. </rant> QR codes are not rocket science. In fact, they are quite simple....
Altimeter and the Value of Open Research

Altimeter and the Value of Open Research

One of the many things that has been fundamentally changed by the Internet is how we treat information.  I grew up in an era when information represented power. Those who had information had power and withholding information was a key to maintaining power. There was a...
The #MBTeamS Poster Project

The #MBTeamS Poster Project

As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, last week I participated in the MBTweetRace as a member of #MBTeamS. (If you are not familiar with the MBTweetRace, read this post from Andrew Careaga.) With Todd Sanders (@tsand) and John Pederson (@ijohnpederson) at the...

Who Owns Social Media?

As social media matures, campuses are now moving beyond the hobbyist stage to thinking about social media as a strategic asset.  The days of the social media playground are over. Social media is now squarely on the radar of senior administrators who are looking for a...