Loving Social Media

Well, I suppose it’s finally that time! This will be a bit of an abridged final post, as this is technically my 8th time blogging. I messed with the system just a little bit last week when I blogged out of order with a post about Shared Media and Vivoom. Now, allow me to take a moment to come clean: that blog was not the most genuine piece of writing I’ve ever created for this class; I don’t have a burning passion for Shared Media. I interviewed with Vivoom for a summer job last week, and that post was primarily intended as a way to demonstrate continued interest in my follow-up email. I should be hearing back from the Bosoton-based digital marketing company sometime in the next few days, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Anyway, I’d like to link this blog back to my initial post, “[Pressured Into] Loving Social Media.” In that post I talked a lot about how I use social media a lot for the organizations that I help manage, but I believed my personal usage was a little lackluster. Five months later, it seems like I have become more comfortable with posting on social media, specifically on Facebook. It seems like the big blue giant has been rolling out a new feature on a near-weekly basis, and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with them:

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Now, nothing too crazy or exciting, but I definitely have been using the platform a lot more often. I’m not sure if this newfound comfort is related to how I’ve been keeping up to date with Facebook news thanks to #IS6621, but it very well might be! Aside from Facebook, I’ve been using Twitter as a steady news source,  and I’ve actually found my Snapchat usage decrease in the past few months.

It’s probably too far of a stretch to say that #IS6621 has drastically changed my social media habits, but it definitely has impacted them in some meaningful way, and given me a solid talking point in interviews for social media positions. My professional social media skills have also been steadily developing, and over the summer I will be running social media campaigns for a museum in Newton and for an office at BC. Neat!

But, let’s get back to #IS6621 for some closing thoughts: I really enjoyed all of our class discussions, or at least the ones I could understand (sorry, blockchain!). My favorite part of class was definitely the weekly presentations and blog posts, as I loved getting to learn so much about a bunch of different topics. Thank you all for a great semester, and I’m looking forward to what the future has in store for #IS6621 and all of social media!

One comment

  1. mollyshields44 · ·

    Thanks for the post! I agree that my social media habits have definitely changed with this class and I would even go far enough to say they have drastically changed, especially in regards to twitter. I consider it a often used platform for me now whereas before it was just another app on my phone that I used to use in early high school. I see the benefits, and am weary of the disadvantages, of the platform and many others and I look forward to more interaction in the future- especially, as you say, in a more professional capacity.

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