Red Rover, Red Rover, send the Jbloggers right over!

I had a really informative meeting with Kevin from Red Rover today, and now I feel like I know a lot more about it.  So, me being me, I set up a group for us on Red Rover, hoping that other John Jay students might stumble upon us and get on the blogging train.  Right now I am the sad, lonely, single member of the group, so please sign up or log in and join the Jbloggers group.  To do this (once you’ve signed in), you click on the “groups” tag and then “all groups” and then click on “Jbloggers” and then “Join.”

You can also provide a link to your blog in your profile, so that any where you are on Red Rover your blog will show up under your name.  This is a good way to get more people to read your blog — even just looking around today I found some more students who are blogging.   

What I’m really excited about is that in the next few months, Red Rover will have a news feed set up, where all of the streams of data coming in from all of the students (blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter streams, etc.) will be aggregated on a feed page, so that when you log into Red Rover you can see what everyone at John Jay is up to, and everyone on Red Rover will have immediate access to your blog posts.  Instead of having to subscribe to your blog, they will be able to see your posts when they go up on the Red Rover page.  Also, each student will be able to customize this feed and sort by interests, tags or major, which means rather than just being an overwhelming amount of info, it will be the info that people want to see.  For you all, this means you will probably get a lot more viewers once this happens.

For now, the group will be another way other John Jay students can find your blogs.  Also, you can link Red Rover to Facebook (or MySpace or Twitter, whatever) so that someone can look at your Facebook page and your blog at the same time – ah, the many facets of our digital selves.

Just out of curiosity, how many of you already have a Red Rover account?  Have you used it to make connections with people?  Does it work?  I’m curious to hear anecdotal evidence about how it’s working on campus…

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