Monthly Archives: May 2013

What is Social Media, Anyway? (And Why Managers Should Care)

How businesses work with social media is a growing issue, complicated by how quickly social media itself is changing. Managers can benefit by understanding better what social media is — and isn’t.

Part III: Top 5 general things from class

I decided to break down how my thoughts on Social Media changed into a Trilogy: Part I : Top 5  Most Influential individual presentations Part II: Top 5 takeaways from class readings Part III: Top 5 general things from class Food– best snacks ever! Thank you Bolocco! Full-Class discussions– my favorite was the one on how […]

Part II: Top 5 takeaways from class readings

I decided to break down how my thoughts on Social Media changed into a Trilogy: Part I : Top 5  Most Influential individual presentations Part II: Top 5 takeaways from class readings Part III: Top 5 takeaways from class discussions This category was not easy to decide. Yet, there were a few more memorable readings/materials than […]

Part I: My Top 5 Most Influential Individual Presentations

I decided to break down how my thoughts on Social Media changed into a Trilogy: Part I : Top 5  Most Influential individual presentations Part II: Top 5 takeaways from class readings Part III: Top 5 takeaways from class discussions Social Media and IPO– In these short 5 minutes this presentation opened a whole new way […]

What Social Media is to Me

Earlier this week, I read an article written by a man who had not used the Internet for an entire year. Here are his reasons: “One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was ‘corrupting my soul.’” I can’t say I […]

Final thoughts – what a semester!

When I wrote my first reflections on social media, I talked about reasons why I hate the Internet, or, rather, why I find the intangibility of the Internet and its immeasurable power to be incredibly frightening. In my blog post, I mentioned ways that people have used the Internet that have made me both proud […]

Social Media is Changing the Way We Do…

    Throughout this class we have explored the many ways that social media touches our lives.  It is becoming ingrained in who we are as people and how we conduct our lives.  For this reason, it can be a powerful tool to promote change but when we give too much of ourselves to it, it […]

Last Call

Disclaimer, The implied required reading for this week is professor Kane’s article on MIT Sloan Business Review.   Firstly, I’d like to congratulations Professor Kane for wrapping up this semester so well. Initially I was skeptical about this class. I’ve previously read about the benefits of social media for amplifying messages and inspiring action. I’ve […]

Questions Answered

In my initial reflections on social media blog post I posed questions that I would hope to be able to answer by the end of the course. Therefore, for my final reflections blog post I am going to answer those questions based on what I have taken out of this class. What’s the deal with […]

I’m out there, Jerry, and I’m loving every minute of it!

Three things I learned this semester (I learned more than three things, but here are the three things that matter most to me). — 1.)  Data We produce so much data it scares me.  I knew this before the class, but taking the time to think and talk about it is what really taught me.  […]

3 Lesson I’ve Learned from Social Media

It’s been an exciting and eventful semester. I’ve learned much about the different uses and implications of social media, and enjoyed sharing these experiences with my classmates. Here are 3 of my major takeaways: Timing is Everything For businesses utilizing a social media marketing strategy, timing is everything.  When the Harlem Shake went viral, some […]

Tweet, don’t bleat

This is a notion that I’ve been knocking around (or is it the other way round?) for a while now, but has crystallized over the course of this class. In short: How do we make sure that social media serves us as a tool, and does not dominate our interactions? Twitter in particular had, for […]

If you don’t already ‘get it,’ you’re already falling behind

Social media and I go way back.  As I’ve already explained before in my original post “If I can’t find them online, their resume is tossed,” I have experience with a variety of social media channels.  As compared to some of my peers, I didn’t reluctantly sign up for a Twitter account for this class; […]

The Evolution of Social Media: My predictions for the future

I may be going out on a whim here, but I think MI621 has equipped me with the necessary skills to do a bit of prophesying. While I’m still no social media expert, as I willingly admitted in my first blog, I certainly have a better grasp on the social trends and landscape and feel […]

A Necessary Rough Patch

Well the semester has come to an end and after four full months of MI621, I feel like I should change my relationship status to “It’s complicated” between social media and me. I don’t know what happened. At the beginning of the semester, we were inseparable; I even wrote about how I was addicted to […]