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"
Pinterest provides a visual way to save your bookmarks, which makes it an excellent tool for educational purposes. This presentation explores how educators can use Pinterest through curating content, organizing ideas, collaborating with others, and allowing students to use the site. It also provides real examples of how teachers and professors are using Pinterest in […]Read more "Pinterest and Education"
For the Viral Content Challenge, I decided to create an image with text, using a photo I took of a beach. The text on the image represents “6 ways to be happy now,” as I think that this is an important, and often over thought, idea, which has the potential to be viral on social […]Read more "Viral Content Challenge: The Virality of Happiness"
Virality is something that we all aim for as social media users. We’re constantly watching video after video, seeing meme after meme, wondering how they became so popular in the first place. If you’ve ever been on Twitter, Vine, Facebook, or really any social media platform, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sometimes this […]Read more "#SpreadJoy: If You’re Happy And You Know It, Post It!"
[pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/448037862908859181/”] Description: A black-and-white photo of a dandelion I think this content is viral because it takes the less travelled approach to a widely recognized natural phenomenon. The dandelion is a symbol of wishing and dreaming. It is also a symbol of optimism and perspective because scientifically it is a weed and is […]Read more "Life is Like a Dandelion"