Five Links On Friday: David Bowie

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This week began with the sad news that legendary pop star David Bowie had died at the age of 69, only days after the release of his new album.

Bowie’s life and legacy became the leading topic of conversation online and in the news for several days. Given his importance to popular culture in the second half of the twentieth century, it was unsurprising to see some universities commenting on Bowie’s influence:

Harvard gathered together views from a range of their academics:

And the Glasgow School of Art used The Conversation’s essay platform to talk about Bowie’s ever-changing fashion choices:

The week didn’t improve when, on Thursday, we heard that actor Alan Rickman had died, also at the age of 69. We’ve yet to see any educational institutions commenting on his life and work, but we’re sure it won’t take long.

In less depressing news, here are this week’s five links from around the internet…

We start with a look at Notifyed, a messaging app designed to help tutors communicate with their students:

Still on the fence about Snapchat? Here are some pointers to get you started…

Mobile continues to grow as a platform. What should we expect in 2016?

Sharing academic research on a podcast is a great way to reach a new audience – find out who’s doing it well already:

In the wake of Twitter’s announcement about the possibility of 10,000-character tweets, it’s interesting to reflect on the use of text-based screenshots as a way of distributing information:

That’s all for this week. Please get in touch if there’s anything we can help you with.

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