Tag Archives: Social Media

2012 US Higher Education Web Tools Market Share

The 2012 US Higher Education Web Tools Market Share: Advertising, Analytics, Trackers, and Widgets report has just been released. This report, available in the Products, is the first research of its kind into the exploding use of web tools on college … Continue reading

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Book Review: Education for a Digital World

I just finished Education for a Digital World: Present Realities and Future Possibilities Education for a Digital World: Present Realities and Future Possibilities and I was terribly disappointed and do not recommend the book. From start to finish, and I … Continue reading

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Facebook is Down to 4 Users That Actually Enjoy Using Facebook

The announcement this week that Facebook is down to just 4 users that actually enjoy using Facebook was not altogether surprising to me. But is ought to be a wake up call to the throngs of EdTech advocates enjoying a … Continue reading

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Geotagging and Location Based Services Privacy Concerns

Geotagging and location based services are exploding and universities must address the privacy and security issues in their mobile computing strategies. Additionally, colleges and universities should take deliberate steps to help students and their employees better understand how to manage the … Continue reading

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Case Study: Arkansas State University Privacy Policy and Web Trackers

This is a case study of the Arkansas State University privacy policy and the prevalence of web trackers on ASU websites. Although this case study is specific to Arkansas State University, the approach and tools used along with the findings … Continue reading

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Tracking the Trackers on College and University Web Sites

Tracking the trackers on college and university web sites is surprisingly easy and something every CIO, CMO  and compliance officer should be able to do. Here I will offer another layer of insights into how users are tracked on your … Continue reading

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Facebook Like Button Violates University Privacy Policy

The Facebook Like button is on so many college or university websites even when the Facebook Like button violates most every college and university privacy policy. I realize your chief marketing officer, foundation director and director of alumni relations love the … Continue reading

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Got Web Beacons, Tracking Cookies or Browser Fingerprinting?

Web beacons, tracking cookies, pixel trackers and browser fingerprinting are used increasingly on college and university web sites. Unfortunately, most CIO’s and Chief Marketing Officers have very little knowledge of these web trackers presences and are naive as to their … Continue reading

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Big Data in Higher Education

Big data in higher education is one topic I will finally admit that I just can’t get excited about. Mostly because I question the existence of big data in higher education and the collective willingness to take any action on … Continue reading

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Outsourced University Athletics Websites Violate University Privacy Policy

Outsourced university athletics websites violate university privacy policy including tracking visitor data and using it for advertisers. I don’t want to over complicate this so let me offer the simplest explanation of how university privacy policy are being violated. University athletic … Continue reading

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