When I started this class I was not totally sure what we were going to learn about. But I have to say I am quite impressed with all of the skills that I have learned in this class.
Twitter. Ok so it is no secret that in the beginning I totally despised Twitter. I still am a little unsure why it is necessary to share your every movement or thought on a site such as this. I must say however that for organizations or store or businesses Twitter is an excellent tool. Personally, I think I will probably cease to use Twitter now that I am out of class. I will keep it however for when I get my first reporting job because I feel that it will be more useful at that time.
Facebook. This is a website that I have always been a part of and enjoyed learning other ways of using it besides keeping up with friends and the occasional game application. Through this class, I realized that this website is really a handy tool to have. You can use it to network, promote viral campaigns and just raise the level of awareness about a group or organization. I think that this is particularly important to businesses who are trying to attract younger customers.
LinkedIn. I find this website to be very helpful. Admittedly I have not used it since I created it but I do plan on doing more work on it as I come closer to graduation in December. .
Viral Marketing. This assignment proved to me the power of Facebook and Twitter. I really was surprised by how quickly my Facebook group grew. I am happy to report that the US Coast Guard Aux. now has two additional members just because of my group.
Website. I decided that I was going to build my website through webs.com. I really wanted my website to look as professional as possible. I am very happy with the results of my website and actually received several internship opportunities through the site. I am going to continue to make this site better as I add more and more things. By the end of the summer I hope to add an amazing resume tape that I am currently working on.
In the end I found this class to be very helpful. I look forward to converging media next semester!
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