A Facebook App for Every Occasion … Even Recruiting

From Inside Higher Ed, an article about a Facebook app designed for college recruiters: The solution they came up with essentially offers a series of “challenges” to students interested in SUNY Plattsburgh. Each challenge requires them to upload video or photographic evidence that they fulfilled their mission, so to speak — anything from attending a sporting event on campus, visiting Lake Champlain or wearing Plattsburgh gear in nearby Burlington, Vt.…

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Annoying Multi-part Slideshows

Here’s a great idea to annoy your online readers while generating ad impressions.  Take a random idea, come up with about 10 examples, find random stock images to illustrate the examples, and put one idea on each page, to force readers to click through each one. Boston.com has a collection posted under the title “Business Galleries.”  The advice in one, “Saving for College,” is interesting, but the random stock photos…