Dorm Rooms and a Garage are Launching Some of the Best in Startups

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Description: The University of Waterloo boasts two productive launch pads for students wanting to build a start-up company. The Velocity Residence and the Velocity Garage offer places for students to learn, collaborate and test their industries. Source: Techvibes.com Date: September 6th, 2012 How many times have you heard or read the phrase “student startup” in… Read more »

Why California Is Banning Social Media from the Hiring Process

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Description: California is attempting to pass a law that would completely remove social media from the hiring process. This includes denying employers the right to ask candidates for their social media logins and removing social media as a source of determining whether or not a person is “unfit or competent” to fill a position. Source:… Read more »

How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity

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Description: The idea that your social media profile is being observed and analyzed by future employers has existed as long as social media itself. However, a recent survey by Eurocom Worldwide has confirmed that nearly 20% of tech industry companies admit to turning down prospective employees because of their social media profiles. Source: Forbes.com Date:… Read more »

Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?

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Description: Nkomo Morris is one of many teachers who uses Facebook to communicate with students. Despite the perceived benefits of interacting with students in a comfortable environment, personal and professional lines can quickly become blurred with Facebook usage. Source: cbsnews.com Date: April 19 2012 Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts… Read more »

High school cracks down on students on Facebook

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Description: An Orthodox Jewish girls school in New York orders students to cancel Facebook accounts or be expelled Source: cnn .com Date: March 30, 2012 Questions for discussion: Do you feel that schools should have this right to keep students off of social media? What possible reasons would the schools have in taking this action… Read more »

What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page

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Description: Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages. Source: Forbes .com Date: March 6, 2012 Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using… Read more »

Erasing the Boundaries

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Description: The biggest tech companies are no longer content simply to enhance part of your day. They want to erase the boundaries, do what the other big tech companies are doing and own every waking moment. Source: nytimes .com Date: Feb 12, 2012 In the old days, you listened to music on your iPod while… Read more »

Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out

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Description: Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, cashing in on the fuel that powers the engine of Internet commerce: personal data. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 31, 2012 The company has been… Read more »

Can Facebook Persuade Advertisers to Forget About Clicks?

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Description: Facebook has also been working on improving its offerings for advertisers, as it tries to generate enough revenue to justify its alleged $60 billion market value. Source: www.businessweek.com Date: Oct 7, 2011 One of the newest moves in this direction is an addition to the Page Insights dashboard, which Facebook provides for brands as… Read more »