Late last month, Postano, the social platform from application-development-solutions provider TigerLogic, described how universities have tapped its system to collect and curate content from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and other social networks, and display that content on large screens during sporting events. Wednesday, Postano introduced Postano 2.0.
How Facebook’s Open Academy Offers College Credits To Computer Science Students Working On Open-Source Projects
Computer-science students at 22 universities globally will be able to work on open-source projects as part of their coursework as part of Open Academy, an initiative Facebook hatched in the spring of 2012 and announced publicly Wednesday.
The percentage of college admissions officers who have visited applicants’ profiles on Facebook and other social networks reached an all-time high of 31 percent, according to a recent study by Kaplan Test Prep, but applicants are wising up, as 30 percent of admissions officers reported findings that negatively impacted their chances, down from 35 percent in 2012.
College students are among the most active users of Facebook and other social networks, and athletic events such as football games trigger activity on those social networks, so Postano, the social platform of application-development-solutions provider TigerLogic, developed a way to display related social media posts at those games.
How many Facebook users left high school or college with both a diploma and a spouse or future spouse? The Facebook Data Science Team did some digging to find out.
Texas Colleges Test P.A.S.S. Facebook App To Connect Students With Sober Drivers, Curb Drunk Driving
With colleges throughout the U.S. kicking off their fall semesters, the Texas Department of Transportation launched a pilot Facebook application at three universities in the state — University of North Texas, Midwestern State University, and University of Texas at Brownsville — designed to help students hook up with sober drivers and avoid drunk driving.
Students at George Washington University who were fed up with the conditions of their housing created a Facebook page, GW Housing Horrors, to document their gripes and get school officials to address their issues, Business Insider reported.
RoomSync, a Facebook application that helps college students find roommates, is now available at more than 50 schools across the U.S., up from four when it launched nearly six years ago, and the company said more than 100,000 students have used the app to choose their roommates.
Social dating application and website Coffee Meets Bagel would not be the first name to come up when thinking of analysis of the Big Ten Conference, but it did just that, examining the connections (or lack thereof) between alumni of universities in the conference.
Michigan became the latest state to address the issue of employers seeking access to their employees’ passwords to Facebook and other social networks, as Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill introduced by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) into law, prohibiting companies and schools from seeking social media user names and passwords.