In 140 characters or less (the limit of a tweet), students will be asked to tell why they choose to be drug free.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Folkman Law attorney Erica Domingo will lead a panel on your social media rights and risks in the workplace.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Ursinus Student Government Association held a meeting to discuss possible alternatives, due to price increases; other students are taking to Twitter to voice disappointment.
Ursinus College Student Government Association held an open forum on Feb. 6 to discuss the possible elimination of ESPN from the Ursinus cable television lineup to do increasing costs. Associate Dean of Students Todd McKinney explained that 48 percent of the television budget goes to the sports network, which has increased rates by 20 percent in the past two years and plans to increase them again this year, according to meeting minutes. McKinney said that the tech service does not see how the budget can be balanced while keeping ESPN, which provides five sports-related channels to campus – ESPN, ESPN News, ESPN2, ESPN U and ESPN Classic, according to the Ursinus Cable TV Lineup. ESPN will not allow the school to purchase only part of the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
As of Dec. 5, Instagram users are unable to display full photos on Twitter; the company will eventually cut off all Twitter embedding.
Instagram disabled the ability for Twitter users to display full Instagram photos, escalating tensions between the two companies, according to a New York Times Blog. The two companies, which previously worked together to battle Facebook, have now become direct competitors when Facebook purchased Instagram. "Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Issues include cropped images," Twitter said in a status update. "This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience. So, when users click on Tweets with an Instagram link, photos appear cropped." Instagram Chief Executive Kevin Systrom confirmed the action, and said the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The website rated the 'hotness vs. craziness' of students, using official Ursinus student identification cards.
Ursinus students and administrators are dealing with a link sent to students on Nov. 7, asking them to rate their fellow students based on a randomized voting function using Ursinus College identification cards. "HowIMetUrsinus," which has since been removed from Zymic's hosting, asked users to vote on the "craziness/hotness" of students, provided a graph to compare the two, and allowed the search of students' ratings by name. "I personally monitored the site for a few hours after I was forwarded the link by a friend," said Jen Davis, a LGBTQA Connection Associate. "It didn't seem to have much activity…however, by the second hour, the graph began to grow and shift. By the third, the graph had exploded." Many students responded to the …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Family members identified the teen killed in Saturday's crash.
The teenager killed in a weekend auto accident has been identified by family members as 16-year-old Austin Perdue of Mont Clare. Perdue, a rising sophomore at Spring-Ford Area High School, was killed when he was ejected from the back seat of a car that crashed on Longford Road in Upper Providence. A memorial page was created on Facebook, which at last count had over 200 members. "We were all very fortunate to have you in our lives even for the short time you were here, you made an impact on the lives of many, your [sic] were full of life and your personality was one of the most colorful of anyone we have ever met," posted Tuesday Rosenberger. Multiple tweets refering Perdue were also posted on Twitter. "R.I.P austin perdue... miss you …