All of this has been fun. I can legitimately say that I learned a lot and that now I’m more interested in taking Communications classes. I’ve learned useful things about basic technology and internet manipulation (of which I was quite the novice at. I still am, but not to quite so bad a degree). I actually feel more prepared to enter the professional writing community.
- Twitter. I actually thought I would hate this site, but I was apparently a bit too judgemental. I still think it’s silly to update everyone about the daily goings of my life (who cares?), but it’s an incredible tool in advertising events and organizations.
- Facebook. I really don’t feel like I have to say anything about this, other than that the constant updates and changes to the site are annoying.
- Linkedin. I’m really happy about this site. My facebook is not professional and having a second, more appropriate profile for future employers to peruse will be greatly advantageous to their opinion of me. I have a lot of work to do with it though. The annoying “% complete” bar on the right made me realize how inadequate my experience is.
- Viral marketing. For this project I made a facebook group for CRA, a campus organization that I’ve recently become more interested in. I wanted to get a little more involvement with the group because it does do a lot for the residences but is very under appreciated. Twitter was also useful in helping to advertise the organization, but I feel like viral marketing is not my forte.
- Social networking. It’s important. See the above bulleted sections. It keeps you connected. Makes it easier to reach people you’d otherwise never communicate with. Oh, I did end up creating another social networking site for myself, Flickr, in order to help present some of my photography on my final website project. I don’t think I’ll use this site as “social” networking but it is a type of networking that will be useful to my future career.
- My final website. I absolutely loved this project and feel really impressed with myself. I know it’s not the greatest site, but it’s at least presentable, especially compared to my last version created in Microsoft Word. Yeah. I’m pretty sure Helb just cringed. But once again, this assignment has provided me with a professional piece to display to my future employers. I feel like this assignment is something I can take with me beyond my time at Etown. It’s a solid foundation for my future on the interweb.
Mostly I thought this class was practical and interesting. I enjoyed it. Going to miss some of the weirdest conversations shouted from behind computer screens, but I’m sure I’ll be reading some awkward tweets from everyone long after this class has ended.
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