It’s no secret that Google is trying to dominate everything from self-driving cars to human-powered monorails. But one industry that continues to block out the behemoth is Student Affairs in Higher Ed. Beyond the occasional Google+ Hangouts and Google Wave retirement parties, Student Affairs and Google haven’t been the best of friends. But all of that is about to change.
In an unexpected move, Google reached out to the leadership team at #SAchat several months ago to inquire about a possible purchase of the famous Student Affairs Twitter chat. Unconfirmed reports from an inside source state that Google was ready to offer up to $10,000 in conference registration fees and a box of free t-shirt schwag.
Lots of questions still remain about what will be different after the sale is completed, but some have suggested the new hashtag might be #SAoogle, #SAgoog, or #SA+, as a way for Google to continue to make Google+ a relevant thing.
While we many never know the full deets of the secret meetings that went on between #SAchat and Google, one thing is for sure, joining the Google family will send @the_sa_blog’s Klout score through the roof!