What a Semester it has been! I can definitely say that I am still a twitter novice, but I finally can say that I have a twitter. Though I enjoyed writing the blog posts, I probably won’t become a blogger. What I have taken from this class that will carry on with me is the rich class discussions coming from many different backgrounds.
(not accurate to our class, or at least I hope not :) )
What I valued most about this class was that it combined Grad Students and Undergraduate students, giving us insights on areas that in most other Boston College Classes we would be without. Hearing from people who have experience in the workplace was so valuable, as most undergrads only have internship experience. I feel as though we had much more lively discussions considering many of the grad students come from different undergrad schools as well. Getting to hear different points of view from different parts of people’s careers really helped me understand the application of the topics outside of the classroom. Thank you to all the grad students in the class, your insight was very valuable!
Though, I wasn’t very good at tweeting this semester, I feel as though this class has helped me monumentally on keeping up with current events, especially in tech segments that I usually wouldn’t read about. Scrolling through the twitter feed most days helped me stay up to date with current news stories which actually really helped me in my other classes. I hope to continue this through learning on the Twitterverse. Although I do try and skim the Boston Globe most days, I rarely focus on the business and tech section. This class has really opened my eyes to how important and beneficial it can be to stay up to date in these areas.
I would like to thank you all for your interesting blog posts. I learned about things this semester that I would never have even heard of, and it was great to hear from experts in these topics. Having the chance to broaden my horizon on online gaming, and different countries technology policies (just to name a few) really kept things very interesting for me. It was nice to learn about things that I hadn’t heard of before and wouldn’t have been exposed to unless I took this class.
Thank god I now can hold a basic conversation about blockchain. I know I am in no way an expert in the topic but after having the class discussion and lecture on it I finally feel like I can at least contribute to the discussion. I used to think of blockchain as this scary extremely complicated technology concept and I’m really glad I had the chance to learn about it in this class.
I am also very glad that we got to talk about the future of AI and technology in this class. I feel as though I am more aware and prepared for the next couple of years because of the discussions that we had in this class. I no longer fear a complete robot takeover, but I do know more about the issues we are going to face as automation begins to become more common. As we mentioned, I am optimistic probably because I am an academic, who had a chance to go to a 4 year college. I feel much more prepared to see what comes next thanks to this class.
I think something special about this class is that no one semester will ever be like another. We all have a very unique experience in Social Media and Digital Business that previous classes couldn’t have had. (On a side note this must be a great class to TA for that very reason, must be nice not to hear the same lectures over again). Thank you all for making this class what it has been. Good luck in your future endeavors!