Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is there anybody out there…

…Is not only a good song by Pink Floyd, I think its also a question that has driven our kind to look for new and innovative ways to communicate with others like us. The song may be from a long time ago, but the question is as contemporary as the Harlem Shake. These last few […]

Twitter and Google Glass?

Twitters reportedly at it again and rumored to be in talks with Google Glass. Talks about Twitter making an app for Google glass is  reportedly in the works. Who knows what this could mean or if its even going to happen or even how the app would even work. Yesterday a tweet was sent out […]

A Look at Social Media From a Whole New Light

A lot has happened on social media this semester, some good and some not so good.  Between the Harlem Shake, Superbowl, equal marriage rights movement, April fools, and the marathon Monday bombings, there was always something to talk about.  From each event we were able to analyze what was being done right on social media, […]

The Growing Importance of Social Media Literacy and Etiquette

“I haven’t talked to her in years, I’m surprised we’re not friends on Facebook.” “So friend her!” “It would be too weird…I haven’t talked to her in years! It’s too late now.” “Why is it too late? It’s not awkward at all.” This is a conversation I have frequently with my girlfriend. The interesting thing […]

Will Teens Shape the Next Generation of Social Media Sites?

The journey has clearly just begun with social media. It took several weeks into our course to even begin scratching the surface of defining social media and whether it is more “social” or more “media”. In order to try to better answer this question I believe there is a lot that can be learned from […]

My Evolution With Twitter

My first blog was titled “Can Social Media Actually Help Me?”  It was about how, based on my past experiences, I saw little value to social media and in most cases all it did was get me into trouble for using it inappropriately.  I talked about some of the values I have started to realize […]

The End is Here: A Look Back at a Semester of Social Media

I can’t believe the time has come for me to write my final blog post. It really does seem like yesterday that I was struggling to come up with a blog that summed up my relationship with social media. Over three months and six blogs later, I have gone through quite a whirlwind of emotion […]

Social Media’s Evolutionary War and Some Closing Thoughts

We spent a lot of the semester discussing and debating both the good and the bad of social media – what works well, what needs improvement, what are its proper applications, who’s to blame for transgressions, etc.  What I think we all need to do as the semester comes to a close is take a […]

Is Social Media My Best-Man?

I feel like I am the same age as social media. I grew up with it. We are best buddies. It has been there through some of my proudest moments and surely remembers my most embarrassing…although I wish it didn’t. As I was filling out college applications, I was also creating a Facebook profile. As […]

Reflections: I stand corrected

So where to begin this blog post? There are so many possibilities to cover here, and I will try to avoid clichés-i.e. the ‘rise of social media’, or the ‘power of social media’.  I’ve decided that a good place to start this closing blog would be at the beginning, reflecting upon my first post. Looking […]

Social Media Storybook; #SorryImFiveYearsOld

Sometimes pictures are able to convey ideas better than words can, so despite my astounding ability to be verbose given the opportunity I wanted to close my blogs this semester using a combination of both. This class has been one of the most interesting classes I’ve been able to take in my undergrad career while […]

Missing the mark on social media

As I was recently listening to one of my favorite comedians go off on a rant about companies and brands using social media in seemingly useless ways, it got me thinking: does every company really need to be on social media? The comedian could probably learn a few things from #MI621, but I think he […]

Mobile and Social: What’s Next?

While I typically hone in on a specific company or product offering for my blog posts, I thought I’d get a little more philosophical with my last blog post, because, um… why not? The question I really want to explore and have everyone weigh in on is: what is the future of social and its […]

4 Bold Predictions for the Social Web in 2018

As we wrap up the semester and MI621 draws to a close, I decided to take a slightly different approach to our “concluding thoughts” post.  Since we’ve done a great deal of reflection on past trends and current developments in social media, I thought it might be interesting to take a stab at considering future […]

Final Reflections of a Converted Twitterer

Before this class I wasn’t quite sure how to use Twitter, and didn’t know what to really say in a tweet. I never really checked Twitter, and chose to be active on other social media sites, but MI621 Social Media for Managers shaped my understanding of Twitter and made me realize the power of 140 […]