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9 Reasons Pinterest Is Actually Bad for You. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, odds are pretty good that you've heard of this little thing called Pinterest.

9 Reasons Pinterest Is Actually Bad for You

The hit social sharing service has raked in about 10.4 million active users, making it one of the fastest-growing social sites of all time. But even with all the hype, many people are saying "no" to pinning and here are nine good reasons why. (Photo source: Pinterest) It's a time suck All it takes is one visit to Pinterest and you'll understand why it's considered a major time suck. The last thing we all need is another social media website to distract us at work and keep us up late at night. The State of OpenCourseWare. 50 Great LinkedIn Groups for Academics. Businesspeople and job seekers worldwide know the value of LinkedIn, a website where people can come together to network, discuss, and share resources.

50 Great LinkedIn Groups for Academics

But academic professionals can greatly benefit from LinkedIn as well, and groups on the site offer a great opportunity for collaboration, discussion, and sharing between academics. There are so many academic groups available on LinkedIn, we can’t possibly list them all, but these 50 are a great place to start. Check them out to find networking groups, news, professional organizations, and more. News & Networking Connect with others in your field and stay on top of the latest news that’s relevant to you within these groups.

Career If you’re interested in furthering your academic career, you can find great resources and people who can help in these LinkedIn groups. Education Resources Find resources for learning through technology, social media, and more by getting connected with these groups.

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15 Fascinating Academic Studies Done on Twitter. Three hundred million users, one billion tweets each week, and three thousand tweets per second.

15 Fascinating Academic Studies Done on Twitter

This thing called Twitter is blowing up. It's been five years since Jack Dorsey released the blue bird of social connectedness onto the scene, but it's only been fairly recently that tweeting has caught fire. The soaring popularity of the microblogging service has attracted the attention of researchers who have come up with some pretty rad data through fascinating studies like these. Twitter got help from the real world Researchers at MIT looked at Twitter data from over 400 U.S. cities with the highest rates of new tweeters from 2006 to 2009. They found that online hype is no replacement for real-world word-of-mouth and coverage by old-school media outlets. All the news that's fit to get us more customers George Washington University and the Pew Research Center brought this one to light.

January 4th, 2012 written by Site Administrator. 50 Business Professors You Should Follow on Twitter. College professors are not all old, stuffy windbags.

50 Business Professors You Should Follow on Twitter

Many of them are youngish professionals who are embracing social media as a way to interact with students and colleagues and keep up with trends in their fields. Here are 50 business profs with Twitter feeds worth following. The Twitter All-Stars These tweeters have recorded a massive number of tweets and usually tweet multiple times each day. Craig Froehle: At 21,000 tweets and counting, this prof at the University of Cincinnati and self-described “technology junkie” is a Twitter power-user.Shashi Bellamkonda: Mr. The Crimsons These business profs are part of Harvard’s strong faculty presence on Twitter. The Internationals These profs teach outside the U.S. or specialize in international business. Bhupesh Shah: Mr. The Executives. 50 Fabulous Twitter Feeds for Photography Students. Twitter is an amazing resource for photographers and photography students.

50 Fabulous Twitter Feeds for Photography Students

These days it seems like everyone is a photographer, and the ubiquity of photography as both a hobby and a profession has led to an incredible growth of knowledge that students can tap into online, and through Twitter in particular. With Twitter, amateurs can personally connect with famous photographers, stay on top of news, developments, and announcements, learn about amazing ideas and projects within the field, and see what other photographers worldwide are up to these days.

Not only that, getting connected on Twitter offers budding photographers a great way to spread their name and work, laying the foundation for a successful career upon graduation. Read on to find a wealth of excellent Twitter feeds that are great for photography students and enthusiasts alike. News & Blogs Follow these blogs and photography news outlets on Twitter to make sure you’re always in the loop about what’s hot in photos.

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