One of my favorite portions of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show is his Thank You notes semgent. He somehow incorporates very real reasons to be thankful with a twist of humor. My last blog post is a series of thank you notes to everyone and everything that made it memorable and worthwhile to be a part of IS6621.
Thank You, Twitter
When it came to social media, I liked to embellish how advanced I was. The falsity of this only became apparent when I started tweeting for this class. I littered my personal Twitter with statements of how I was feeling that day or completely random thoughts with an occasional hashtag. IS6621 taught me that real Twitter engagement could be rewarding, and also pretty addicting. I will miss the weekly interaction with my classmates, but I plan on continuing to use Twitter for my new realization of how it’s made a difference in my life. It’s become a great option for a news source for me, and I hope to continue this trend. In true Jimmy Fallon thank-you note fashion, thank you, Twitter, for your limited character typing space that prevents me from going on rants.
Thank You, WordPress
My first blog on class expectations was mostly focused on the blogging portion of the class. I can’t tell you how many jobs I’ve recently applied to that support the use of WordPress. Even LinkedIn has matched me up to positions that have WordPress as one of the desired skills for companies. I’d have to say using WordPress was one of my favorite parts of the course. It gave me a chance to research so many topics and effects of technology. I was so surprised at how creative my classmates were as well. It was never “work” to read other student’s blogs because I was always excited to see what they would bring to the table. I got the opportunity to write about my interests, and I even got a tweet back from my role model, Ginger Zee, after posting my blog on Twitter! So, thank you, WordPress, for becoming a blueprint of my curiosity.
Thank You, Professor Kane
Being promised in our very first class that we’d be in for a much different class experience than we’ve ever gone through is something I won’t forget any time soon. Filling a 7-9:30 pm class timeslot is not easy to do. Somehow, I’ve never been more awake in a class! I learned more than I thought I could, especially on a topic that I mistakenly thought I’d already been adept at. From blockchain to AI to digital fallacies, I feel prepared and excited to continue these conversations. Thank you, Professor Kane, for genuinely caring about our class and giving us the tools to move forward with new perspectives.
Thank You, Peers
We’ve had a lot of opportunities this semester to interact with our peers. Whether we’re commenting on each other’s blogs, tweets, discussing as a class or in small groups, we’ve gotten to know one another better than most classes do. The only way a classroom model of this sort works is for everyone to participate. My interactions with everyone in this class have been incredibly refreshing. Thank you, peers, for your enthusiasm and delicious choice of snacks throughout the semester.
Thank You, Snack Time
I can only speak for myself, but snack time was my savior. Having worked in the early afternoons, then going straight to class for five hours at night was not the easiest schedule as far as eating meals is concerned. People were so generous in snack choices, from pizza to chips and guacamole to delicious homemade sweets. Thank you, snack time, for giving me the fuel I needed to make it through my long Wednesdays!
While this is the end of class, the end of my MBA program at Boston College, and the end of my blog post, it is just the beginning of digital technology. I’m excited to see the transformations for years to come, and I’ll make sure to pass along the idea of the creepy-cool line. Thank You!