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Where Are You Drinking?

Thanks to work by a group of geographers at the University of Kentucky, to ask “Where are you drinking?” may be just as telling as “What are you drinking?”

What's Trending? UK's Second Social Media Week

The University of Kentucky's Student Activities Board and Student Government Association are teaming up for the second annual Social Media Week, which will occur April 1-5, on campus.

UK #AskACat Twitter Chat to Provide Info to Graduating Seniors

With University of Kentucky Commencement just around the corner, tomorrow's #AskACat Twitter Chat will give graduating seniors at the University of Kentucky an opportunity to ask questions regarding Commencement ceremonies, membership in the UK Alumni Association, and tips on job searches.

#AskACat Twitter Chat Focuses on UK's Sustainability Agenda

Tomorrow's #AskACat Twitter Chat will give followers an opportunity to ask questions regarding sustainability efforts at the University of Kentucky and general issues of sustainability.

#AskACat Twitter Chat Focuses on the Election

As voters begin to select their candidates, the University of Kentucky will present an #AskACat Twitter chat on the election. Individuals are encouraged to send their questions on the upcoming election as part of this live Twitter chat.

The Hive: Social Media with Jonathan Beam

The Hive is the College of Arts & Sciences' newly unified team of both creative and technical services. This provides A&S with support for web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and informational services. This interview features Jonathan Beam, a social media specialist for A&S.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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December Commencement 2.0

Those who can't make it to the December Commencement ceremony will be able to stream it live over the Internet

Wordcast #3: Twitter

In Wordcast #3, WRD 110 students Tyler Davenport and Elizabeth Kunnecke discuss the role Twitter plays in their reading and writing habits. Tyler and Elizabeth took their WRD 110 in the A&S Wired program, where all students use iPads in their courses. Yet, as they talk about in this brief interview, social media like Twitter can be useful for thinking about writing in lots of different ways.

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Another blog about Facebook? ugh.

Yes....this is probably another blogpost that rants and raves about Facebook, but hear me out. Some of what I do here at the College of Arts & Sciences involves managing social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and Flickr. With that, I have come to see social media's constantly growing potential and powers as it spreads like wildfire all over the Internet. Think about it. While many of us complain about the woes of Facebook and the tendency for us to become distracted and even consumed by it, I believe it to have unlimited potential for evolving forms of social interaction. It's already changing social ettiquete. Remember a few years ago when your professor might have said "...and I am on Facebook." and you thought that was weird? It's becoming commonplace and almost expected now. Consuming news media has shifted from reading a physical newspaper, to reading an online version, and now, many people stay informed by subscribing to various Twitter profiles and receiving updates via their twitter feed.

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