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Link Friday: The 2016 Spring Break Travel Edition

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by Kate

It feels a little early to say we’re out of the woods on another winter, but it’s been feeling pretty spring-like, so this week, we’re talking spring break travel.

  • Spring means spring break, and if you want to travel, but don’t want to pay the outrageous rates that come along with it, check out this article about the cheapest places to travel and when during this season.
  • Air travel is expected to hit a record 140 million passengers this spring, thanks to more reasonable fares. In return, airlines are bringing out bigger, newer jets and hiring more employees to meet the demand.
  • While spring break used to mean hitting a beach with thousands of your closest college friends, it seems kids these days (yeah, I’m old enough to say that) are looking for a more worldly experience – often heading to Europe or more culturally complex cities in the U.S.
  • In fact, Americans in general seem to be looking beyond their own borders when it comes to where they’re headed this spring, with destinations like Canada, South Africa, India and China rounding out the top ten most popular spots.

Link Friday: The 2014 Elections Edition

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Kate

Election Day is almost here. You can tell because your social media feeds are full of political commentary and it’s reaching a fever pitch.

  • Social media in politics was, not so long ago, a bit of a novelty. Now, it’s an integral part of the campaign. Here are a few great examples of how it’s being incorporated.
  • And it’s not just in the United States. Social media played a huge role in this year’s elections in India, especially with young voters.
  • Remember, in many states (including Wisconsin), it’s a felony to show your ballot to anyone, including on social media. Earlier this year one Wisconsin mayor did it. He escaped prosecution, but don’t push your luck.
  • Want to know which states are talking politics the most on Facebook? Hint, it’s not New York! Apparently mum’s the word there. The age stats about who’s posting the most are surprising too.
  • Here’s a fun tool created by Facebook that compares candidates based on their Facebook fans and on how many people are talking about them. File away your findings and see if the most popular candidate on Facebook actually wins next week!