7 Best Firefox Add-ons Every College Student Should Have

7 Best Firefox Add-ons Every College Student Should Have
Whether you are researching an essay, submitting an assignment, or simply browsing Facebook, modern college students spend hours each day using the internet. Surprisingly, however, many students are still using their browser’s default configuration. In today’s post, we explore seven of the most important browser add-ons for Firefox. Adblocker Plus This is almost always the ...

5 Little Known Elite Search Techniques

5 Little Known Elite Search Techniques
As college students, we spend a fair amount of our time using Google to research for school or to simply satisfy our own curiosities. Surprisingly, despite our massive time investments, very few students know more than the most basic search techniques. By applying these five expert search techniques, you can save time and learn more. ...

8 Early Warning Signs of Internet Addiction 1

8 Early Warning Signs of Internet Addiction
This is a guest post by Anna DiNoto, an intern at reSTART, a company which provides special workshops to help people break their internet addictions. What are some early warning signs that could potentially lead to an internet addiction? Below is a list of characteristics that are believed to be associated with some early warning ...

15+ Free Web Apps and Software Downloads for Students 1

15+ Free Web Apps and Software Downloads for Students
This is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to Business School.  Karen also writes for OnlineCollege.org, an accredited online college resource. There are many different web apps and software products that have been designed with the 2.0 student in mind. Although some of these inventions are expensive, many of them can be ...

The Dangers of Social Networking Sites in College 2

The Dangers of Social Networking Sites in College
Today’s post is a guest post written by Britney Wilkins.  She writes about classroom videos on SmartTeaching.org. The emergence of Facebook and MySpace in 2003 opened up a new way for students to keep in contact with each other, as Facebook spiraled from exclusively Harvard-only to worldwide within a few years. MySpace was always open ...

5 Tips For Moving To College 1

5 Tips For Moving To College
This is a guest post by Patty Walk, the loving mom of two college graduates.  On her blog, Your Empty Nest, she writes about the high school/college transition period… from a mom’s perspective. I’ve now sent two boys off to college, one to the University of Southern California and the other to The Citadel.  Moving ...

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 3 2

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 3
This is the last post in my “Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets” series.  In this series, I explain the pros and cons of many different common technological devices.  So far this series has covered email, cell phones, and Twitter (Part 1), and PDA’s, Facebook, and Portable Media Players (Part 2).  Today, I will deal with ...

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 2 3

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 2
In part one of the “Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets” series, I covered the first three “gadgets”: email, cell phones, and Twitter.  Today, I will explain three more pieces of technology that can build your productivity… or destroy it. 4.  PDA’s Pros Personal Digital Assistants can be very helpful for college students.  Because of their ...

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 1 4

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 1
In the Technology Age, hundreds of different electronic “gizmos” scramble for our attention.  Ranging from voice transmitters (cell phones) to hand-held to-do lists (PDA’s) this technological equipment can be helpful… or destructive.  While proper use of this technology can save hours of your time, improper use can waste hours of your time.  In particular, I ...

4 Reasons To Never Join Twitter 1

4 Reasons To Never Join Twitter
This is part two of my series about Twitter, a micro-blogging/social networking service.  In my first post, I explained ten ways in which Twitter can help college students excel in school.  For instance, the 140 character per update limit can help you learn to write concisely.  Today’s post, however, takes the opposite approach by listing ...