Online Voting. Is it the future?
Pg.85-87 in the text talks about online voting and where he believes it is heading. Obviously he tends to overstate the major advantages, and often overlooks or only gives brief mention to the looming disadvantages. What are your thoughts on online voting? Do you think it should be implemented? Why or why not? Do you […]More Info
Marino vs. Booker…Differences?
Hopefully after watching the video on Corey Booker, and based on your (hopeful) response from Representative Marino, you should be able to note some differences, and maybe some similarities. Post a summary of your comparison between these two social media users.More Info
Twitter’s Favorite Mayor.
As we have recently discussed the power of social media in politics citing Obama’s recent successes in the political front, there’s another, lesser known, candidate out there gaining political success in a similar fashion. You may or may not have heard of him, but his constituents have. Read the article below obtained from Mashable about his […]More Info
Fireside Chats…Then and Now.
In Chapter 4, Qualman mentions Obama bringing the “Fireside Chat” to the social media realm. After watching the examples of these chats in the classroom, what do you think of this concept? Granted, it’s clear the administration is targeting a specific audience when publishing content this way, but is this audience listening? What do you […]More Info
Symmetry and Asymmetry in Design…What Does It Mean?
I thought I would share a relevant article on symmetry vs. asymmetry in design. It’s a great illustrative piece that covers many of the ideas we discussed in class when starting our logo project as well as future publication projects. Bookmark this one for future reference. It’s a great resource. Symmetry vs. AsymmetryMore Info
Twitter the Key to Campaign Success?
Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington Post, is quoted in Chapter 4 stating, ”If not for the Internet, Barack Obama would not be president or even the democratic nominee.” Arianna is hinting at the power of social media, and how Obama’s campaign leveraged that power in the election. The 2012 election was no different in that […]More Info
Social Media…Politics and Reporting.
As we kick off our unit in politics, we will need to look at the role social media plays from several different angles, including the reporters themselves. The quick access to political commentary as it happens via social media has changed the way news is delivered. We have gone from a few select reporters bringing […]More Info
Social Media Ad Campaigns…Adding Value.
Qualman discusses using social media marketing and adding value. Value to the consumer basically involves getting something out of the product or service that you individually value beyond the product itself. Apps are a great example of this. Qualman mentions the nike training app. People can download this by choice, and they are given a […]More Info
Generation Y…Waste of Space or Our Bright Future?
If you’re sitting in my class reading this, you are part of Generation Y (some would fall into Z depending on the date of your birth). As am I (I just make the cut). There has been a lot discussion as this generation grows into “productive” members of society on whether their perceived self worth […]More Info
Online Dating/Tracking. Creepy or the future?
Qualman mentions the role social media is playing in today’s world. He expounds on the idea that many of the basic knowledge questions one would learn in the traditional dating scene are already known before the first face to face interaction. What if you actually knew more? What if dating sites tracked your activity to […]More Info