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A ‘new day’ (part 3): Re-doing the daily

Previously, I began to share details of the recent redesign of News & Events Daily, the RIT News digital newsletter. Here’s more…. Plans for the redesign started about a year ago, and they began in earnest at the conclusion of the 2010–2011 academic year with a goal of unveiling a “new look” by fall quarter. more »

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A ‘new day’ (part 2): A short history and behind the scenes

Last time, I shared highlights of the recent redesign of our e-newsletter, News & Events Daily. Today, a brief history of News & Events and N&E Daily and behind the scenes of the redesign. When News & Events Daily was launched, on Oct. 8, 2008, it was the digital “sister” newsletter to News & Events, more »

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A ‘new day’ for News & Events Daily (part 1)

It’s a new day—or perhaps I should say, it’s a new daily. On Tuesday, RIT News unveiled a “new look” for News & Events Daily, our nearly 3-year-old e-newsletter. Highlights include: Campus Spotlight — larger and more prominent, at the top, giving greater visibility to RIT News photographer Sue Weisler’s excellent photos Today’s weather — more »

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Summertime meditations on social media (part 4): All the rest

Following my previous blog post on Foursquare—and the robust discussion that ensued—this post might seem a bit anticlimactic. But to wrap up this series (at least for now), let’s briefly take a look at three additional popular social-media tools: Facebook I once heard a Facebook-Twitter analogy—but since I don’t recall it exactly, I’ll have to more »

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Summertime meditations on social media (part 3): Foursquare (unvarnished)

Last time, I shared opinions about and advice for effectively using Twitter—and lamented its misuse by some who #fail to share compelling content. Speaking of non-compelling content … there’s Foursquare. I cautioned in part 1 that opinions would be direct and occasionally contrarian. I recognize that people use social media with many different goals in more »

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Summertime meditations on social media (part 2): Twitter for…narcissists?

It seems as though blog posts appear someplace almost daily offering bulleted lists of sugarcoated Twitter tips. This one is different, I promise. First, narcissism—extreme love of oneself—abounds in social media. That’s no big surprise. A certain amount of narcissism—on Twitter, Facebook and social media, in general—is only to be expected. But here are some more »

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