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Quick grammar tips: It's important
We’ve already talked about the two most important rules of the Internet/social media: 1. Nothing you post online is really private. 2. If you don’t want your mother/grandmother/current or future boss to read it, don’t post it. Now on to something even bigger: Grammar. Because the little things do matter.* Indulge me in a quick detour: * Especially when it comes to...
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Social Media Strategies class: Who we are
On Tuesday, 20 students filled out a quick(ish) survey on how they use social media. A few fun (and anonymous) facts gleaned from that survey: 3.8: Mean answer (often called an average) when asked how comfortable are you using social media. (On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being most comfortable.) 4 students do not have a Twitter account. (Most have now joined Twitter — here’s our list...
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Meet the class
Go ahead — follow them on Twitter: Michael Cool: @imMdcool Artem Derkach: New to Twitter — username coming soon. @ArtemAllax Kayla Drake: @iAM_kDRAKE Taylor Eudy: @TaylorEudy Jamie Faust: @jamie_faust Kelsey Hahn: @stluniverse Stephanie Hale: @stephyefy13 @stephhale13 Kirstie Hamel: @kirstiehamel Steven Kornfeld: @stevekornfeld Aaron Kothe: @aaronkothe Julia Lepsky: @yulia8na Chelsy...
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Attending a tweetup is worth a little extra credit. (It’s a one-time offer — while I think it’s great if you attend 20 tweetups, only one counts for extra credit.) A tweetup is an event where people on Twitter (and Facebook and Tumblr and any other social media platform) get together to meet in person. There are usually nametags and beer (for those old enough for beer —...
Assignment: Identify your blog topic
Come up with a blog topic, which you will present to the class on Jan. 26. It should be something that interests you, and something you will want to talk about regularly. On Thursday, be prepared to pitch your blog idea: Explain the subject and include at least three possible blog posts. (There’s no need to write blog posts yet.) Bonus point (no actual points) if you already have a clever...
Extra credit opportunities
As if regular credit wasn’t enough, there will be several extra credit opportunities this semester. (Each is a one-time offer.) • Become Foursquare mayor of this class • Attend a local tweetup • Break into the top 100 at stlindex.com • Participate in a Twitter chat
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A quick(ish) look at how you use social media; due by 5 p.m. today.
Welcome to the Social Media Strategies blog
This is the class blog for Lindenwood University’s Social Media Strategies class (COM37508). Lectures and assignments will be detailed here, as well as social media-related stories of interest. There also is a class Twitter account, @LUsocialmedia; other class accounts are sure to follow. Getting started, you will find a link to the class syllabus to the right. (Or, you know, by clicking on...