10 colleges with Klout

Lately, I’ve been distracted by something that pops up on my Hootsuite account called “Klout” says Daniel de Vise, Washington Post columnist. Klout purports to be the “Standard for Influence” on Twitter, that vast database of 140-character aphorisms. It is a 1-to-100 score that rates “your ability to drive action” with your tweets. My Klout score hovers around 46. Justin Bieber has a Klout score of 98. Nuff said. No, this particular usage of “Klout” does not pass the Royko test, and it is perhaps a good thing he is not here to see it propagate…

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AT&T, DOJ square off in a battle with implications for colleges

The Justice Department filed 138 antitrust cases in federal courts from 1999 to 2008 and lost just four of them.

The Justice Department’s rejection of AT&T’s proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA will test new federal guidelines on challenging mergers, as well as the companies’ resolve in forming the nation’s largest wireless carrier. Colleges, universities, and consumers, meanwhile, will be watching the battle to see how it plays out—and what the landscape for wireless service will be as a result.

The Justice Department on Aug. 31 took the unusual step of filing a lawsuit to try to block AT&T’s $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA, arguing that the proposed merger would lead to higher wireless prices, less innovation, and fewer choices for consumers.

The move comes as more schools are integrating into their instruction smart phones, tablets, and other devices that connect over a 3G or 4G wireless network.…Read More