I absolutely loved this class. Learning about web design and various social networking sites was very useful and I feel I will retain the information for a long time. I have always wanted to make my own website, especially since we get free space from the college. I also feel that knowing at least a little bit about web design is vital to the success of a communications student.
Overall, I am pretty pleased with my final website. I really liked the simple and clean design and layout, which I prefer over a complicated design. The only thing I would have changed was to be able to post my layout designs as a picture, instead of a PDF. Additionally, with the PDF links, I wish I could have them open up in a new browser window. I cannot wait to take 310 and learn more in depth about making a website in Dreamweaver.
As far as the social networking portion of the class, I felt it was very useful to learn about the various ways facebook and twitter can be used. I thought the viral marketing campaign was useful also. I thoroughly enjoyed my competition with Sam Alleman and thought it was a good exercise to learn about viral marketing campaigns.
As for twitter, it was good for us to learn about using the microblog because it is a trend that is growing worldwide and is changing the way people obtain their news. As a communications major, it is vital that I understand this change and how various news stations can roll with the change.
I feel that Linkedin is an important social networking site to use. It is a heck of a lot more professional than facebook and can be useful in finding a future employer. I’m glad that I finally learned the secret of getting a linkedin profile to 100% completeness.
Overall, I believe this class was very useful to my being a communications major. I will miss the ridiculous conversations that went on via twitter. And when Dr. Helb said something crazy and it was tweeted about 10 times. I will never forget this class.