Kelly Lux

Kelly Lux
I connect people and share information = I work in social media. Executive Editor of Information Space, Director of Social Media at the iSchool, Co-founder of #CMGRchat on twitter and Adjunct Professor teaching Social Media and Online Community Management.

Posts by Kelly

| July 30, 2014

5 Reasons Not to Hate Celebrity Kickstarters

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When I received an email from Rolling Stone saying Neil Young was running a Kickstarter, I thought, “I wonder how many other celebrities have used Kickstarter..?’ I found plenty of them. But much to my surprise, there are many more negative stories about this trend than positive ones. Let’s take a brief look at this trend, → Read More

| July 22, 2014

6 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Using LinkedIn


If you’re a typical college student, you’re probably not massively into LinkedIn. Not having had much, if any, professional experience, you wonder who to connect with and how to make your scanty profile look attractive. But once you score an internship, things are looking up for you on LinkedIn! Here are six ways you can make the most → Read More

| July 14, 2014

Syracuse Grad Hopes Crowdfunding Will Help Bring Story of Everest Sherpas to the World

On Everest

There’s a term for online journalists: information sherpas. I’m going to introduce you to an online journalist who has a crowdfunding campaign that, if successful, will help him do journalism about Sherpas, the ones who guide hikers up to the summit of Mt. Everest. Syracuse University grad Adam Popescu G’10 is on a mission to bring the story → Read More

| July 7, 2014

Great Cover Letters: Harder to Write but Worth the Effort

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I just finished reading more than 100 cover letters–those of the applicants for a professional position. The experience left me with the feeling that almost no one knows how to write a standout cover letter; and I’m here to help change that. Why Cover Letters are So Important Let’s take a brief look at what you’re dealing with in → Read More

| July 2, 2014

Facebook Users or Lab Rats: Ethical Research in the Age of Big Data


Editor’s Note: This post is written by Jenny Stromer-Galley, Associate Professor here at the iSchool and Vice President of the Association of Internet Researchers; it originally appeared on her blog on July 1, 2014. A firestorm, in the academic world anyway, erupted this week when the AV Club posted a short review and commentary of → Read More

| June 27, 2014

Google Drive for Work: Comparisons, Pros and Cons


This week at I/O 14 Google announced the immediate launch of Drive for Work, a premium version of Google Drive intended for business customers. Drive for Work will continue what 190 million Google Drive users have come to expect, and more.  In addition to the customary storage, sync and share features offered to personal users for → Read More

| May 29, 2014

Canva: The Graphic Design Tool for Non-Designers


If you work on the web in any capacity, there will come a time when you wish you had graphic design skills.  If you’re not a designer by trade or at heart, Canva has you covered. Launched out of Sydney, Australia in August 2013 with $3 million in seed funding, Canva has become a favorite of → Read More

| May 21, 2014

At EntreTech: A Day of Tech, Art, Entrepreneurship, and Inspiration

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Editors Note: This post is written by Stefan Vercelli, iSchool student and participant in the EntreTech NYC immersion program that took place May 12-16. There are far too few days in our lives that we get to indulge all of our passions and interests. Today was one of them. Technology, art, entrepreneurship, and good conversation. → Read More

| May 20, 2014

Libraries: Show Your Support for ‘Making’ In Your Community


As many of you probably know, the White House is in the process of organizing its first-ever Maker Faire! Over the past few months Lauren Britton, MLIS and current PhD Student at the iSchool, with support from the Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, developed a sign-on letter for libraries to show their support → Read More

| May 20, 2014

5 Startup Lessons from EntreTech NYC


Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Daniel Goldberg, Information Management & Technology student at the iSchool, and founder of Golden Gear MMA and Diamond MMA. I don’t even know where to begin! Three days of non-stop action, filled with tours of New York City’s hottest start ups, chats with some of the brightest CEOs in the → Read More