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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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NFC vs. Voting Security…Which Do You Prefer?

After watching yesterdays video on internet voting security, many of you made it quite clear that you don’t trust the idea. Lack of security and on such a large stage with the state of our republic in the balance, it makes sense to show some hesitation. To say I’m surprised at the responses coming from […]

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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 […]

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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.    

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