By Sarah Minkewicz Part 1 When I first started the semester I had a total of 132 followers. Now I have over 200, currently 208. I was really surprised by my Klout score. It reached the highest at 54.49 on April 17 and has stayed consistently a little over 50 points for the past two […]Read more "Taking a social media class upped my twitter game"
I’ve been a Twitter user for about seven years. Goodness, that’s a long time. I started using it to vent, literally vent about college life, boys and more boys. Originally my name was @newyork_6 or something like that;lame, I know. But my best friend came up with a better name that suited me, my voice and my […]Read more "Get a load of OpinionatedRay!"
Influence: At the beginning of our Social Media Theory & Practice course, I had 1,130 followers on Twitter. I thought this to be a decent amount, although I’d had the account and used it on and off since 2009, meaning I’d only gained a rough average of around 141 followers per year. In the three […]Read more "Influence & Social Media: A Semester’s Growth"
Twitter, up until recently, was more of any annoying tool utilized by my journalism professors to teach me about the ever changing media market. Now, it’s a platform where I express ideas, obtain information and promote my own personal brand. My semester has cumlinated into the blossoming of my social media presence. I now know […]Read more "Personal Growth & Influence: My Semester With Social Media"
I guess you can say that I have gained a following on Twitter. I started out with 197 followers and now I have about 268 followers, that’s a growth of 36%! Whoa! I wasn’t an avid user of Twitter so this growth shows that I have higher levels of engagement and an expansion in my […]Read more "Started From the Bottom Now My Klout Score is Up Here!"
After much anticipation, April, a giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., has given birth to its fourth calf. The (slightly gross) birth of #AprilTheGiraffe pic.twitter.com/beQVmOUuZh — Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) April 15, 2017 Social media has gone wild, with users sharing live streams of the birth and congratulating April. Much jubilation can be inferred […]Read more "Baby of #AprilTheGiraffe Is Here!"
In light of the recent shooting in San Bernardino, the one that left elementary school teacher Karen Smith and one of her 8-year-old students dead, the #WhyIStayed has become ever so important. Smith married her eventual killer, Cedric Anderson, in January but left him after the relationship became untenable. The hashtag also played a critical […]Read more "Twitter Is A Home For Everyone, Literally Everyone"
We all know 2016 has been a tumultuous year, from the Apoca-Election to a string of deaths from heroes and celebrities alike. The one tragedy no one predicted to divide the country (not on the color of a dress) was the 2016 Election. The candidates, vastly different, issues, couldn’t have been more dire, and the constituents, […]Read more "How #MAGA Divided Twitter"
Trending on twitter earlier today was the hashtag #ThingsIWontApologizeFor. To me this seemed like a very silly hashtag, and naturally I wanted to see what this conversation was all about. A lot of what people were tweeting about included not apologizing for being themselves. #ThingsIWontApologizeFor (and you shouldn't either) pic.twitter.com/ZtNYxJ4yWl — Kait 🌈 || 43 […]Read more "Sorry but not sorry"
Today, we lost a legendary comedian Murphy, yet somehow it was also his brother’s day. When Eddie Murphy impersonated his brother lmaooo #RIPCharlieMurphy pic.twitter.com/IPqxagHDjC — Kip Smithers (@Nicktheegr8) April 12, 2017 Charlie Murphy, comedian and brother of Eddie Murphy, dead at 57 https://t.co/H9jy71XlRF pic.twitter.com/QcvLhGyA4I — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 12, 2017 Yet, fans were […]Read more "Charlie Murphy: Put Some Respeck on His Name, Not His Brother’s."