I’ll admit it. I had my doubts about this class at first because I wasn’t too sure about having a twitter page and what not. But as I look back at it, I really enjoyed coming to this class.
I made a twitter page. For the longest time, I fought it. I didn’t want it. And it took me a while to figure out how I could use it. I know that a lot of it is sharing stuff from your life that no one cares about, but from experience, I have learned that it really is a good way to get news quickly. The other day when my cell phone was acting up, my friend good on twitter and found out that a tower was down close by and that’s why my service wasn’t working.
As far as facebook is concerned, again, I didn’t know how it would fit into an academic setting. It wasn’t until the viral marketing campaign that I learned the power and influence of facebook. I made a facebook campaign for the weekly radio show that I co-host. We got up to 182 fans from all over the US. Today, we got a request from one of my high school friends who goes to college in California. It is amazing how facebook can keep people in touch.
My LinkedIn is still in its infancy. I know that it is more a professional site, so I think it is somehthing I might come back to when I am trying to go into the professional field, but not something that I will use right now.
I was pretty happy with how my website turned out. I was able to include my resume, some of my social networking sites, and some clips from the newspaper. I thought this was the most important project we worked on in the semester. It’s something that I can maybe include when I email perspective employers and say, hey, look at my work. It is convenient for them and me.
It’s good that we did some blogging in the class, but I would have liked to do a lot more of it just to get more experience under my belt. Here are my blog posts. When I went to interview for internships for the summer, they asked me if I had blogged before. Luckily I could say yes because of this class, but it is something that I really need more work at if I want to be good at it.
I think the best thing about social networking is that it can be used in a personal and professional setting. Businesses use it to connect to and advertise to whomever they think will use their products. Other people use it keep in contact with old friends or to keep up with current ones.