It's hard to think of YouTube without Tyler Oakley springing to mind. With his mammoth following on the channel, he has become known as a pop culture phenomenon - and rightfully so! With more than 7 million YouTube subscribers and 500 million views, Tyler has earned his place in the social media universe and uses his influence to make people laugh, share his story, and advocate for social rights [...]
It's Social Media Day 2015 and we've got all of our favorite social apps on the brain. One of our favorite activities lately involves combing through the hilarious musings that filter through the Yik Yak feed all day long.
For those of you who are out of the loop (no judgement!), Yik Yak is a completely anonymous app that pinpoints your location and allows you to 'yak' about...well, just abo [...]
For several years now, we've hosted a category at the Annual Shorty Awards for best in Social Media. This year, it was the Best BN Student, a community award for the most social college student who most effectively utilizes social media in their life and on campus. Finalists were determined by online voting via Twitter. We spoke with several of our amazing finalists and got some great tips for soc [...]
The time has come.
Your alarm clock has sounded. Your lunch is all packed. You've got your coffee in hand. You're ready for your first day at your summer job.
No matter what job is yours for the summer, we're here to help you survive and thrive! Check out our top tips for surviving your first days at a new job or internship.
1. Prepare the Night Before
Fill up your gas tank, pick [...]
Excuse me while I shout this from the virtual rooftops,
“SPRING IS HEREEE!!!!!!!!”
No more snow, no more cold, no more runny noses, and most importantly, no more CLUTTER! Yes, you read that right. Spring cleaning is not only a college necessity, but you will feel SO much better when you have gotten it out of the way. This year, I challenge you to do a cleanse of 3 important areas of your [...]
If you could have an app that put the tedious, manual tasks of your life on auto-pilot, would you take advantage of it?
Then, your dreams are about to come true, people! The If This Then That app makes custom connections between your apps – simplifying your days by ten-fold. Remember that silly Boolean Logic we learned about in Algebra? It’s actually coming in handy (VERY handy) in [...]
As many of you know, Barnes & Noble College has been proud to sponsor the #BNcollege Shorty Award for the past two years. This award sought to recognize the college or university that most effectively used social media to connect with its students and drive engagement on campus. West Virgina University was our big winner in 2013 and Boston University took home the grand prize in 2014. This yea [...]
These days, it seems as if everything revolves around social media. Whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or some other internet invention, your networks are growing every day. As a student and soon-to-be-professional, however, there’s one network that you might not have tapped into that is sure to come in handy: LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with over [...]
Shorty Award nominations are still in full swing and some new schools are movin' up the ranks. NW Arkansas Community College and Boston University College of Communication are neck in neck with 66 and 70 votes respectively and Ole Miss refuses to be left behind with 61 votes on Twitter. Why should these schools be given the ultimate award in social media? Take a look at some of their campaign vide [...]
Vote Now! Voting just opened on Monday and already there's some intense competition between the top Shorty Award Nominees. So many schools that have awesome social media campaigns aren't even on the board or only have a few votes so make sure to start getting those votes in! Keep checking back and we will keep you updated with who's in the lead. Check out our tips to help drive Shorty Award Votes [...]