About Tim Nekritz

Tim Nekritz is Link's Chief Editor and the associate director of public affairs and director of web communication at SUNY Oswego, as well as an adjunct professor of communication studies. He welcomes questions, feedback and music recommendations.

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#hewebse to focus on ‘making awesome’

#hewebse to focus on ‘making awesome’

The HighEdWeb Southeast conference, #hewebse for short (or those wishing to follow the backchannel), will look to bring a sunny and warm disposition to attendees on June 23 and 24. The conference at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center in Florence, S.C. begins with a pair of afternoon-long workshops on Monday, with two tracks for…

HighEdWebNE to provide feast of ideas April 25

HighEdWebNE to provide feast of ideas April 25

In its second year, HighEdWeb New England is showing anything but a sophomore slump, bringing a full menu of presentations to Johnson and Wales University in Providence on Friday, April 25. The conference is sold out — but still accepting spots on its waiting list because its one-day format and solid lineup of speakers has…

HighEdWeb Pitt talks teamwork, tech on April 9

HighEdWeb Pitt talks teamwork, tech on April 9

On April 9, the Steel City will serve as a magnet for some of the top web minds from around the Mid-Atlantic and beyond when HighEdWeb Pitt makes its conference debut. The daylong regional will unfold at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. “HighEdWeb Pitt is going to be good for anyone who works in a team (we…

Snapchat: Useful higher ed tool or risky fad?

Snapchat: Useful higher ed tool or risky fad?

Snapchat is the latest platform to put higher ed web marketing pros in a quandary — pursue a hot service used by your target market, or resist chasing a shiny object that has raised concerns among some? While no firm numbers exist, recent estimates put Snapchat’s number of users at 30 million. While dwarfed by…

Days of our lives, in photos: worth much more than 1,000 words

Days of our lives, in photos: worth much more than 1,000 words

Efforts to collect photos of students exploring all the opportunities on campus always seem harder than it should be. But a day in photos, with multiple contributors, is like a daylong scavenger hunt for real images.

  1. UW-Madison: Thanks for the Commencement shout-out! Following in yours and Todd's footsteps, we're launching our own 24 hour project next week,…

  2. #Alaina24: A Day in the Life of a “Day in the Life” « Alaina Wiens: [...] of your own? Please share your ideas and outcomes! You can find great examples from SUNY Oswego, University of…

Engaging Ambassadors

The number of social media platforms, user communities and interactive opportunities continues to grow. Budgets don’t. So how can communicators deal with this evolving landscape? One way is to use the most rich and robust resource available: students.

  1. Mallory Wood: I love how the topic of using students as online ambassadors has come up over and over again this semester.…

  2. David Regan White: I think thats pretty much a best practice hitting the nail on the head.