Throughout the semester, our class has referenced the textbooks Social Media for Social Good written by Heather Mansfield and Strategic Social Media written by L. Meghan Mahoney and Tang Tang. While these textbooks would appear to focus on similar topics and lessons, they tend to differ on some aspects, as well. Both texts offer valuable … Continue reading Final: A Comparison of Two Textbooks
As a student preparing for graduation, you hear a lot of talk about the importance of networking. Sure, getting good grades and having a strong resume will get you far but it seems these days it’s a lot about who you know and what your past involvement and experiences can get you. With every job … Continue reading Blog 11: The Works of Networking
It’s finally springtime in North Dakota…about time! With springtime, however, comes dead week, finals and that last stretch of work. How in the world does someone stay on track with his or her work when we can finally be outside without shivering? For this post, I’ve decided to focus on something a little different than … Continue reading Blog 10: Where Are You, Motivation?
My group and I decided to focus on Bonanzaville for our project. After taking a close, analytical look at their webpage, it got me thinking about the importance of things like fonts, backgrounds, and layouts in the online world. A lot of the lessons we have gone over have been content-focused. While the content is … Continue reading Blog 9: Colors, Images, Usability–Oh My!
Throughout the semester I’ve been focusing on various nonprofit organizations’ in the Fargo-Moorhead area and their online presences. Based on the suggestions made by Heather Mansfield in Social Media for Social Good and Mahoney in Strategic Social Media. All of this analyzing, assessing and learning got me thinking about my own social media presence. As … Continue reading Blog 8: A Critique of my Own Work
Strategic Social Media: from Marketing to Social Change attempts to make the point that social media allows people to view and access information and technology in a different and unique way. Author Meghan Mahoney believes that social media offers an opportunity for millennials to learn new things and partake in behavior that encourages positive change … Continue reading Midterm #2: Five Good Pointers for Nonprofits
Many people may think that maintaining social media platforms is an easy job, however they are sorely mistaken. With social media there are a lot of methods that can and should be followed. Each platform is unique in one way or another but ultimately they can be utilized to reach a common end goal: to … Continue reading Midterm #1: Some Suggestions from SMSG