Moving in your own direction. Which way will you go?
We’re at a point in the year where you are ready for some self-chosen direction. Some of you have stuck with the class format pretty religiously, and some of you haven’t. For some, you’ve watched the videos, asked questions, researched, designed, redesigned, became very specific in your self-critique, etc.., and as such, the quality of […]More Info
Digital Design II Feedback Blog Post
We’re nearing the end of the year (finally for some you), and since you are the second class to officially complete this relatively new program, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this class format. I asked the same thing of my first class last year, and I was able to take their feedback and […]More Info
Social Media Campaign Wrap-Up/Thoughts
With only one more day left for the semester, our social media campaign is all but over. Many of you noted some interesting details during the campaign when analyzing the Facebook Insights page.On the surface, it appears that the campaign flourished and then leveled off. It may have been for a lack incentive on our […]More Info
E-Books/E-Readers vs. Print…Where Are We Heading?
What are your thoughts on E-Books/E-Readers? Do you think they will eventually FULLY replace traditional print material? Why or why not? Qualman makes the argument that the books are ”the most viral offline items that exist today.” Do you agree? Think about the interactive element that surrounds the very core of this class. What advantages […]More Info
Product reviews…do you need a social component?
Qualman talks about social media being a major factor in the future of product purchasing decisions. He claims that people are more apt to trust the opinions of those whom they know personally rather than strangers on the web. Today’s post is a two part question. One. what major flaw do you see with this […]More Info
Social Plugins…What do they do for you?
Chapter 5 references the use of social media incorporation into existing sites and promotions to drive traffic and monitor consumer demand. Trip Advisor is mentioned as one of the major pioneers in this field, but remember…the book is over 5 years old. More and more major sites (Yahoo for instance) are incorporating social media logins, […]More Info
It’s round 2 for Illustrations. Your self portraits turned out pretty well for your first attempts (for the most part). It’s now time to take these to the next level. You have several options for this project including redoing your original self portrait. You may also create a new illustration not based on your portrait. This […]More Info
Social Network Product Reviews…Will It Happen?
In the beginning of Chapter 5, Qualman is making reference and claims to a social network product review system and how that systems will replace conventional product purchase decisions. He then goes on to sat that there are two major hurdles in how quickly or effectively this new system will replace the old (refer to […]More Info
Online Voting…Look No Further Than Healthcare.gov?
After our lengthy discussion on the reliability and security of an online voting system, we may be experiencing a preview of the hiccups and issues the country could face implementing such a system. Look no further than our government’s implementation of National Healthcare and the national exchange website, Healthcare.gov. Suffering from severe downtime, people being […]More Info
Voter Turnout…What’s Happening?
In Chapter 4, Qualman cites a statistic claiming that close to 65 percent of the American population voted in the 2008 election. While that has some impact on the argument being made for the power of social media, a better figure to use when comparing historical numbers is the VAP, or voting age population. […]More Info