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Social Media Experts Lead Interactive Online Event

Social Media Experts Lead Interactive Online Event

Beginning February 18th, experts in the social media space will share their insight through a series of webcasts and interactive online sessions. Taking place over the course of six weeks, Social Media 201 will help those who are familiar with social media boost their personal or business-related online presence with easy-to-follow sessions.

Each week registrants will be invited to tune into a live webcast, taught by experienced marketing professionals including Geoffrey Colon, Group Marketing Manager, Social Media at Microsoft/Bing Ads, and Kayla Green, Digital Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi. Webcast topics include “10 Habits of Highly Successful Twitter Users”, “Harnessing the Power of Image Driven Platforms” and “Social Media and Mobile”.

For a limited time, Mediabistro is offering 25% OFF the online event with code LOVEMB. Register before 2/14/14 to redeem this offer!

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The Top 100 Most Social U.S. Colleges [INFOGRAPHIC]

When you’re considering a college placement, what’s the most important “must have” on your list?

A recent study of 7,000 high school students revealed that students are increasingly choosing colleges with social media clout, which means that the institutions that are managing their social presence on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook better than their rivals have an exponentially greater chance of attracting the highest quality of applicants.

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How Is Social Media Used In Schools? Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 96 percent of students with internet access report using social networking technologies, and that three in five (59 percent) use these tools to talk about educational topics online?

Social media has revolutionised many industries, but it’s perhaps its impact on the classroom, and the education system as a whole, that is the most striking. Whether it’s through the use of private social groups, Facebook Pages, classroom Twitter profiles or blogs, school after school has embraced social networking, with some studies showing that, used correctly, these channels can have a positive impact on grades.

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Tufts Asks Class Of 2018 Applicants: “What Does #YOLO Mean To You?”

Class of 2018 hopefuls can prove their social savvy to Tufts University thanks to the school’s unconventional application.

Specifically, Tufts has issued a writing prompt to prospective students that asks them to answer, “What does #YOLO mean to you?”

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Check Out Mediabistro’s New One-Hour Webcast Series

Short on time or budget, but need to stay on top of the latest trends? Explore cutting-edge topics and programs that can help your business and your career take off – in our new one-hour webcast series.

Each week, we’ll feature a different expert who will discuss best practices, tips, and what to look out for when it comes to hottest trends and innovations sweeping the digital world.

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Looking For An Internship? #InternsWanted At Mastercard

Have you ever tried searching for a job on Twitter? There are lots of opportunities out there if you know where to look. The same goes for internships – and Mastercard is making it simple to find theirs on Twitter.

They’ve launched an #InternsWanted search and the person they’re looking for may just be you!

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Students Tweeted Fears Of Classmate Almost A Month Before School Shooting

File this one under “schools better start paying closer attention to students’ social media accounts.”

Could the school shooting that took place this past Thursday at Taft Union High School in California been prevented? If someone had been paying attention to students’ tweets – yes.

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School Teaches Students Libel Risks They Face On Twitter

It ain’t easy being a kid online these days. There are cyberbullies everywhere it seems, with peers (and even some adults) who are quick to delight in others’ unfortunate and uber-public missteps.

And now teens have to worry about saying something stupid (as all teens inevitably do) and being sued for libel.

Fortunately for these kids, one school is taking steps to teach students about this super-serious threat before its kids stumble. Other schools should consider similar offerings, unless they’re fans of children learning the hard way (hand on a hot stove-top style).

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$10,000 Twitter Giveaway For Teachers From Skype Santa

If you’re a teacher fond of using technology in the classroom – or if you know one – you’ll want to check out this give-away.

“Skype Santa” is giving away $10,000 in Microsoft products to the teacher who tweets the most creative contest entry!

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest – How Teachers Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

The massive growth in social media over the past decade or so has been hugely influential on almost every industry, and the teaching profession is certainly no exception – channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have quickly become very popular in the classroom.

Indeed, some 45 percent of K-12 (kindergarten through twelfth grade) teachers update a social networking site for work purposes – almost two-thirds (65 percent) have used YouTube to upload videos and eight percent use Twitter for professional tasks.

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