Tag Archives: Initial Reflections

I Can’t Make Pizza

“Pizza” is a skiing term. My experience with skiing is an analogy for what I expect from this class.

My Dad Tried to Print A Video: Social Media’s Evolution

Last night before I went to bed, I was scrolling through my instagram feed and I came across this picture. Aside from its obvious humor the post encouraged me to reflect on what social media is today and how we currently adopt it. When the term social media is used today facebook, twitter, youtube etc. are […]

Initial Expectations of Social Media

To me, the most shocking aspect of social media is how fast it seemed to creep into my every day life. I can still remember the moment when I first made my Facebook account, and began what seemed to be a never ending journey into the world of social media. What started with me using […]

From Myspace to Facebook to Instagram to ?????

    The Ice Bucket Challenge, I bet you have all done it.  First, the water was not that cold and the challenge was not that difficult.  Who ever thought that taking a bag of ice, dumping it into a bucket of water, and pouring it over your head would be done by millions of […]

Initial Thoughts on Social Media: It’s All About My Reputation.

So, what are my initial thoughts on what social media is right now? I have yet to know how to use them in a way that they can add true value to my real life. A bit about me, I’m in my mid 30s, with a career in the technology field and in the middle […]

Can Social Media Actually Help Me?

If you were to ask me what I thought about social media three months ago you would hear a very different answer now and I assume almost the complete opposite answer after completing this course.  I am at the point were I am starting to see social media as an effective tool in the workplace […]

The Attention Span Arms Race

This post was going to be a reflection on the TED Talk assigned for class, about how web video powers innovation. Then I got distracted. But you should watch it; it was insightful and wonderful. Twitter has come out with a service to record and host 6-second videos to your twitter account. It is called Vine, although I […]

The Selfish Reasons for Why I Am Taking This Class

I used to think I was a social media guru. I’ve been using Twitter since before it was “cool.” I have accounts on Instagram, Pintrest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Foursquare and an embarrassing number of albums on Facebook. So when my boss at my summer internship asked me to help him develop the company’s social media strategy, […]

Social Media: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Social media has rapidly evolved over the last decade. With the first email sent in the 1970’s, social media has since taken over. What has been interesting for me is the way that different age groups and generations use social media. I, along with the rest of society, have been trying to figure it out. […]

The Social Network(s): Not Nearly As Unfriendly As They Used To Be

If you’ve seen “The Social Network,” the critically acclaimed Aaron Sorkin/David Fincher movie that tells the story of the origins of Facebook (as adapted from The Accidental Billionaires), then you surely remember one particular aspect of the site in its earliest form: exclusivity.  According to what is now a semi-disputed historical account, Mark Zuckerberg liked […]