CollegePaddy is a free college social networking website that allows registered users (current students, alumni, and affiliates) of various tertiary institutions to connect with each other. It allows users to keep in touch with colleagues and friends, create profiles, upload photos, and videos, watch movies/series and send messages (text, audio and video).
You can as well use CollegePaddy to discover interesting people and companies online, opting to follow them.
Why Join CollegePaddy
In addition to CollegePaddy relative novelty, Its big appeal is how scan-friendly it is: You can track hundreds of interesting post of users and read their content with a glance. This is ideal for our modern attention-deficit world.
It also has a Microblogging feature that allows members to broadcast short Twitter-like announcements to their colleagues. Members are able to create their own story, published images, videos that will automatically be available for 24 hours. Members can use this feature to update their colleagues/friends of current happenings.
It also has a Blog & Forum feature where members are able to create their own articles, threads, sections, and forums.
One of the latest introduction is the Movie feature that allows its members to watch and download movies hosted on the platform.
How CollegePaddy Works
Within each member’s personal profile, there are several key networking components. The most popular is arguably the Wall, which is essentially a virtual bulletin board. Messages left on a member’s Wall can be text, video or photos. Another popular component is the virtual Photo Album. Photos can be uploaded from the desktop or directly from a smartphone camera. There is no limitation on quantity, but CollegePaddy staff will remove inappropriate or copyrighted images. An interactive album feature allows the member’s contacts (who are generically called “followers”) to comment on each other’s photos and identify (tag) people in the photos. All interactions are published in a news feed, which is distributed in real-time to the member’s friends. Members are also able to find and follow friends using latitude, longitude and GPS technology.
CollegePaddy offers a range of privacy options to its members. A member can make all his communications visible to everyone, he can block specific connections or he can keep all his communications private. Members can choose whether or not to be searchable, decide which parts of their profile are public, decide what not to put in their news feed and determine exactly who can see their posts.
Your CollegePaddy profile is the page other members will see if they look you up. It gives people an idea about who you are and what your interests include. CollegePaddy assumes that many of the people with whom you’ll want to connect went to the same school, work for the same company, or live in the same town as you.
To make it easier to find colleagues and friends both old and new, CollegePaddy gathers information about you and everyone else to create a dense network of contacts. The upside is that you’ll be able to see old classmates or co-workers who have CollegePaddy accounts; the downside is that everyone else in that network will be able to find you. You can choose not to answer questions or to adjust privacy settings so that others can’t find you, but that tends to defeat the purpose of this platform as a social networking site.
Your unmodified profile has:
A space where you can upload a profile picture.
A following section, which displays pictures of CollegePaddy members you’ve followed.
A section that shows the personal information you’ve decided to share with other members. This can include your birthday, work history, education, and interests.
A mini-feed section, which informs visitors about what you’ve been up to. If you change your profile picture or follow a member, the mini-feed will display a message about it.
A comments section called the wall, where other members can leave messages for you.
If you visited another member’s unmodified profile, you’d see the same fields and sections, but under his or her profile picture you’d have a few more options, including:
Instant message, which opens up a CollegePaddy chat application, where you can start sending the person a message.
An option to follow the person as a friend, if he or she is not already your friend — the next time the other member logs into CollegePaddy, he or she will see the friend request and can accept, reject or ignore it.
When you log into your account, you arrive at your personal CollegePaddy homepage. The basic homepage layout includes a news feed that keeps you updated about what your friends and networks are up to. There’s also a status update section, which contains notices about messages you’ve received, invitations to events, notices about applications your friends would like you to try and a place where you can tell people how you’re feeling or what you’re up to. There’s also a link that lets you invite friends to join CollegePaddy.
Business owners, artists, bands and public figures can make special CollegePaddy profiles. Instead of becoming friends with the owners of these accounts, you can become a fan. If you work for a company that doesn’t have a presence on CollegePaddy, it’s a good idea to discuss a strategy with others before creating an account — most human resources departments don’t care for surprises.
Using CollegePaddy as a News Reporting Tool
Among other things, CollegePaddy is a way to learn about the world through another person’s eyes.
With CollegePaddy Blog feature, members are able to share happenings, ideas and general news with followers. Blog Post may come from people in Thailand as their cities become flooded, from your soldier cousin in Afghanistan who describes his war experiences, from your traveling sister in Europe who shares her daily discoveries online, or from a football friend at the Fifa World Cup. You can become a mini-journalists in your own way, and CollegePaddy gives you a platform to send a constant stream of updates right from your laptops and smartphones.
Using CollegePaddy as a Marketing Tool
You can advertise your recruiting services, consulting businesses, and retail stores on CollegePaddy.
The modern internet-savvy user has grown tired of television advertisements. People prefer advertising that is fast, less intrusive, and can be turned on or off at will. CollegePaddy is exactly that.
CollegePaddy is a blend of instant messaging, blogging, and texting. If you fancy yourself a bit of a writer with something to say, then CollegePaddy is a channel worth exploring. If you don’t like to write but are curious about a long-lost schoolmate, a particular hobby topic, or even a celebrity, then CollegePaddy is one way to connect with that person or topic.
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