Author Archives: johannaweiss

A Final Note To My New Friend

Dear Social Media, It is unbelievable that this semester is almost over! During my time in the US I learned a lot and made tons of new friends. One of them is you. So, as a farewell present, I decided to write down our story to make the memories last forever. We knew each other […]

1,358 Likes to go, please!

One can say, that reputation is everything. For private people as well as for businesses (for the latter it is sometimes even a matter of surviving). In times of social media people’s affection for a company is not only expressed by telling your friends, “I like it”, but by showing them “I it”. But as a company […]

Fair Trade and Social Media

When asking Google about “fair trade” you get 65,900,000 results. One of those is the definition according to Wikipedia: Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to […]

Social Media and the Scouting Movement

I am a Scout – as can be seen on several of my Facebook pictures. So I thought, “Why not writing a blogpost about this truly social movement and social media?” I have to make one thing clear at the beginning: I do not walk from door to door every year and sell cookies. As […]

Is it a Man’s World? – Social Media and Gender

We all use social media. We have heard this statement in a lot of variations since the Social Media for Management classes started. We have also learned a lot about what social media is, but who is “we all”. We belong to a certain age group, a geographic region and (maybe above all) one type […]

Kiwi? Kefir? No – Kifi!

A new platform that aims not to enable you to share your life, but above all your knowledge! When looking through my Twitter Newsfeed this morning, thinking about what to write in my second blog post, I stumbled over an ad. Usually I ignore them, but considering the special situation (“Help, what should I write?!”) […]

Initial Thoughts on Social Media

Facebook – Twitter – You Tube – NSA – … Those are the thoughts that come to my mind when I hear “social media”. Facebook is the biggest social media site in the world – nearly 900 people use the platform daily to contact their friends, get information about their favourite TV star and display […]