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Argus January 26 1996 Student art show illustrates diversity of field

Finding and sharing archived college memories

Does your college offer digital archives online? If so, you might find some good memories within their files. College memories hidden away in film My alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan Univerity, is a smaller school of 2,000 students. When I attended in the late 90s we didn’t have social media. To my knowledge, there was only …

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Tweetdeck: exclude retweets

Why Tweetdeck is better than Hootsuite

I was a paying Hootsuite user for five years, but I cancelled my service last year, and moved to Tweetdeck. Why? Both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck let you set up multiple columns to view live tweets from Twitter lists and searches. With either service, you can be a power-user of Twitter. But which service is better? Tweetdeck or …

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Will Pinterest become the champion of saving online content?

With Pinterest changing its “Pin It” button to “Save” a few months ago, they are focusing on the saving aspect of content, instead of pinning it to a visual board. Pinning, saving. What’s the difference? Pinning something to a board implies short-term use. You have a project going on, and you want to gather information …

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List of 140+ Chicago design agencies and design organizations on Facebook

The Chicago design list is a master Facebook list of 147 Chicago design agencies and design organizations. Follow this list to see what’s happening in the Chicago design scene. Or maybe you can use it to network with other designers in Chicago. I combed through Facebook to find all the design agencies and design organizations in Chicago that …

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Pinterest can drive long-term consistent traffic

Post a link to Twitter, and it’ll stop getting traffic within a few hours. A Facebook post might give you traffic for a day–if you’re lucky, two days. So many social media platforms are a river flow–post something, and it’s away down stream into the ocean in a matter of moments. However, Pinterest does have …

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Reaching milestone numbers in social media

When your account is about to hit a milestone in numbers, do you get nervous what should be your next pin/tweet/post should be? I do. It’s silly, but you want your 1,000th or 10,000th tweet to be something good. My Pinterest account is currently sitting on 2,499 pins. What should be my 2,500th pin?!

Why the quickness of social media was the downfall of my blogs

Did you have a blog in the past but let it lay dormant? Where you part of the blogging craze in the middle of last decade, but then you turned to social media? I have to admit in the past few years blogged less, because I knew that google changed their ranking to prefer longer …

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de-link-ification of the internet

What happened to links? Blogs don’t have blogrolls anymore. Tweets really only hold one link each. Instagram doesn’t allow you to have clickable links in captions. A blogger was imprisoned in an Iranian jail for seven years for supporting the free web. Upon his release, he wrote an article “The Web we have to save” …

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Three reasons why Instagram has more engagement than Twitter

Less Twitter, more Instragram. Pew Research released their Social Media Update 2014. In 2013, 46% of Twitter users checked the site every day. In 2014, only 36% checked it daily. What a drop! 49% of Instagram users said they checked the service daily. Twitter’s engagement is down, while Instagram’s engagement is soaring? Why? Chris Thilk …

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Why have 15 Twitter accounts?

It’s all about giving your readers what they want. Do you enjoy reading a stranger’s tweets about his/her health? I don’t, really. But I do enjoy reading the health tweets by my close friends and family. So strangers don’t have to read my tweets about chocolate cravings, I have separate those tweets into a dedicated …

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Why Pinterest has not killed Tumblr… yet

Tumblr is growing faster than Pinterest (via PNConnect) When Pinterest came out, I thought it would totally kill Tumblr. Tumblr is just one steady stream of EVERYTHING. When I subscribe to Tumblr feeds, I see the whole mix together. What a mess! Pinterest has the potential to be so much better than Tumblr, because Pinterest …

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