9. April 2013 09:52
Hey Syncers! Check out this info graphic from ForRent.com about new social media processes to find your college roommates. Make sure to check out the RoomSync feature in the Facebook section!
24. January 2013 09:31
We have been hard at work developing a new browse page! With the addition of new features, users can view prosective roommates' 'About Me' previews, hometowns, mutual friends, and roommates already chosen by that prospective roommate.
By expanding users' mini-profiles on the browse page, we are facilitating more conversation within your communities' network.
We are looking forward to further empower users by giving them the ability to discover more commonalities through these expanded profiles, along with the ability to more easily communicate each other with our new emailing feature. All new features are now live and available to users on the new browse page. With this new information at users' fingertips, the conversation starters are limitless and the roommate matches are bound to be serendipitous!
20. March 2012 18:48
I have read many articles lately about the impending digital takeover. Amber Case, founder of Geoloqui.com and a keynote speaker at the South by Southwest Convention, recently compared people who use up-to-date technology, as cyborgs. Neither I nor she believes an IRobot-type doom is impending, however, reading “The Next Generation of Student Support Systems” article on Higher Ed Live led me to question just how fast are students becoming technology dependent?
Last week I chatted with a man who grew up around the time of the first electronic digital computer. I was in my elementary school computer class when I first used a computer. My point is that everyone can say some form of the phrase “I was born before the (insert technological device here) was invented,” but is there a point where we won’t be able to reverse our dependence on the technology we've grown up using? Has this point in time already passed?
In my freshmen year of high school my English teacher assigned us a project while reading 1984. We were to stop using technology for a week. Yes, an entire week. No phones. No television. No computer. For the first couple of days I did very well…then I gave up. I tried this again over this past week as it was Spring Break and did surprisingly well. Being aboard a cruise ship without service definitely helped, but I did realize what Amber Case pointed out in her speech: “the best technology is invisible and just gets out of your way to let you live your life.”
So my questions for you are: Are you busy fiddling around with your apps and social media websites while life is happening around you? Or can you put the smartphone down for an hour or two each week, go out with friends and enjoy it before the cyborgs takeover?
9. March 2012 18:32
I love surfing the Internet for information that is either new to its market or to my knowledge base. For this reason, I love “StumbleUpon
,” a website where users “stumble upon” new information and websites within their pre-picked interests by clicking a button. While stumbling in the “education” category, I found this info graphic
(right) from Coursehero.com
about note taking and digital education.
As a student, I know that I absorb the most knowledge and receive the best grades when I record, and especially review, notes for a class. This fact led me to easily agree with the Cornell study results listed in the graphic that students who take notes recall lectures easier.
The information in this info graphic applies to more than just students however; it applies to professionals across the board. Whether you are making a list of tasks to be completed by the end of the workday, reviewing a presentation, or reading over your notes from last week’s meeting, all employees take notes. It is interesting to think about if and how you use technology while recording notes. I find a pen and paper to be my best bet; many of my friends prefer digital notes or lists on their smart phones.
We used to see the grocery store full of people with hand-written lists in their hands. Why? It helped them remember what they needed just as notes remind students what they’ve learned and to-do lists remind employees of upcoming deadlines. As I walk up and down isles in Publix I still see many handwritten lists, however the number of people with their smart phones out is increasing.
The info graphic brings up a good point of this increasing technology phenomenon in the classroom however I challenge you to watch your weekly routine. In an age where information is just a “stumble” away, how do you best remember what you take note of? Technology? Paper? Mentally?
6. February 2012 20:01
We've all heard or seen "What Not To Do" examples; but how about one leaning towards the last things you want in a roommate? In the video below, College Humor jokes about The Six Monster Roommates you could have in college. We are all different and everyone has a match; RoomSync helps you find yours whether you're a Zombie, Ghost, Vampire, or other.
Instead of giving the vampire a call, maybe you should just use RoomSync!