MegaUpload’s Demise: Can Higher Ed Still Trust the Cloud?

MegaUpload's Demise: Can Higher Ed Still Trust the Cloud?
Many higher education institutions have come to rely on cloud services for everyday tasks. Personally, I use Dropbox almost daily to exchange files with my cross-campus colleagues; less frequently, I’ve also used Yousendit. However, with the recent demise of Megaupload, and the subsequent self-enforced neutering of FileSonic and uploaded.to ( they quickly limited their file-sharing ...

Nostalgic Moves at Facebook: Students-Only .edu Groups For Universities

Nostalgic Moves at Facebook: Students-Only .edu Groups For Universities
Back in December TechCrunch reported that Brown and Vanderbilt are testing new features for users with authenticated .edu email addresses to create groups for students at their universities. Facebook is considering rolling it out to other universities so that students can create groups for dorms, classes, clubs, parties, and other entities. Only students who have ...

Is Google+ the Next Facebook? Maybe Not so Much….

Is Google+ the Next Facebook? Maybe Not so Much....
The comic strip xkcd explains it best: the difference between Google+ and v …is.. well? There are a few differences to note: while G+ integrates well with other Google products, it’s a bit more tedious to cross post to and from other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Also, if you use ...