1. Agreed that it’s all about the money, but apart from offering students a place to connect and share information what more do you think can be done?

    You mention that you can see where it could have gone, care to share?

    Brett Fyfield’s last blog post..Paul Graham

    1. I did a review of Uni services in Feb last year, and possible approaches to solving some issues using social media tools. But it’s beyond the scope of this blog sorry 🙁

      I give a way a lot for free on here, but not the whole box and dice 😛

  2. Commenting from inside my university marketing ivory tower, I can safely say that no (major, eg Go8) university would touch this in its current form. Firstly it would threaten exclusivity with the uni’s own sponsorship deals. Secondly it offers no value to the university, only to its students. Thirdly if it fails, it tanks the uni’s brand.

    Forgive me if I’m missing your point 🙂

    To get unis on board,

  3. So how are they exactly helping students? all I can see is a website encouraging students to get a credit card and spend money they don’t have….

    That is obviously a social network purely to make money of the young community. I could be wrong but I thought the idea of building social networks was for communities to share their thoughts, interests and opinions freely, people should be building social networks to help people connecting with each other and not to make money of them.

    >I’m going to guess it’s a news.com.au initiative

    They couldn’t make it more obvious right?

  4. Ok, and what exactly am I meant to be learning from this site?

    It’s sites like these that make organisations doubt the capabilities of social networking pages as knowledge management tools.

    The real tools here are the sponsors!

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