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Widgets & Badges

April 27, 2010

The book defines widgets as “snippets of code, usually displayed graphically, that can be used to syndicate content, for example RSS feeds, or to add interactive features that users can drop onto their own blogs or websites.” Examples of widgets on a web page are: weather updates, clocks, calender, etc. This can benefit an organization […]

PROpenMic

April 21, 2010

PROpenMic is a up an coming site that will greatly benefit Public Relation students and professionals for years to come. The site offers a great gathering place for all things related to public relations. The founder/creator of this site, Robert French, is a public relation professor at Auburn University. French has over 25 years of […]

Viral Videos

April 20, 2010

Viral videos are known to many as way to kill time by laughing or saying “awwww” to the most recent youtube sensation. I usually tend to like the funnier viral videos. Most would describe a viral video as a video that gains popularity by sharing it on the internet. For instance the stars wars kid […]

Delicious

April 20, 2010

Delicious is an relatively new site with a lot to offer. This site is basically a traveling bookmark for web pages you might frequently visit. The site Delicious describes itself as a “social bookmarking” site. Delicious defines its definition of social bookmarking as a way to allow you to store and share bookmarks on the […]

Guest Blogger Part 2

April 20, 2010

In my social media class we were given the task of select a guest blogger for the week. I was lucky enough to have Meghan Beytagh agree to let me post one of her blogs. Here is her post on Social Media Definition. Social Media Definition by Meghan Beytagh  2/5/10 Adam Vincenzini asked on Twitter […]

Guest Blogger Part 1

April 20, 2010

In my social media class we were given the task of select a guest blogger for the week. I was lucky enough to have Lauren Parr agree to let me use  her blog post on viral videos. The Blog is titled Viral Video Phenomenon. Here is what she had to say regarding viral videos. The […]

Podcast

March 7, 2010

With the ever-growing world of social media, more and more ways are being established to communicate. The most recent is Podcast. Mike Dionne posted an article on the site techlearning.com about podcast. In his article titled “Podcasting 101 — How Educators Can Use This New Technology” he says a podcast is“a portmanteau of Apple’s “iPod” […]

Foursquare: A New Way to Track Waldo

March 5, 2010

Foursquare is a new, up and coming social site/app that is becoming valuable to those who use it. Foursquare allows you to let people know where you are and pass along advice. The best way to describe it is by imagining that Twitter and Facebook had a child and that child was on crack. There […]

Should a Business Adopt a Social Media Channel?

March 1, 2010

Recently I listened to a panel discussion about the adoption of social media communication channels. The discussion was held during the Ragan Communications conference and was moderated by the CEO of Ragan Communications, Mark Ragan. The discussion was titled Speakers and Speeches: Social Media, Friend or Foe? The whole point of this panel discussion was […]

The Visibility of A Search Engine

February 18, 2010

Recently I read an interesting paper by Steve Rubel and others at Edelman Digital titled Search Engine Visibility. While it was a very interesting read, there was one part that really stuck out to me. What really caught my eye was how much we use/rely on search engines. Gone are the days when a person […]