Should Republican candidates become masters of social media?

I just finished reading an article in the Huffington Post about how the next leader of our country should have a complete social media strategy. Author Daniel Burrus explains that President Obama used to social media to “gain momentum and the votes he needed,” and that Republican candidates should do the same. For the mostContinue reading “Should Republican candidates become masters of social media?”

I suppose I should explain…

… the reason for my recent posts on social media. I’m taking a class on Digital and Social Media, and we are required to blog every week. I wouldn’t normally blog about the Super Bowl (I hate most sports), but learning about how social media impacts everything is pretty neat. So now you know. EvenContinue reading “I suppose I should explain…”

Can Twitter determine the Super Bowl’s winner?

Do you know who will claim victorious in the Super Bowl this Sunday? I sure don’t, and I don’t think anyone can know before the game. But some are say differently. Brook Miller from MotiveQuest, a social media research firm, told Fox News Chicago that the champions can be determined by social media. In conferenceContinue reading “Can Twitter determine the Super Bowl’s winner?”

Leveraging the power of the crowd

I’ve been following Wendy’s for a few months now. I like its public relations and marketing. I had written about the fast-food company in my Public Relations course last semester, and now they’re returning for a blog post for my Digital and Social Media course! In class last Wednesday, we discussed crowdsourcing: when a company takesContinue reading “Leveraging the power of the crowd”

Five days without Facebook

Every morning, I wake up, shower and sit down to my computer with a bowl of Frosted Shredded Wheat. I open three tabs in Google Chrome – Email, The Weather Channel’s website and Facebook. So naturally, when I decided to go five days with Facebook, it altered my morning routine. When my professor suggested theContinue reading “Five days without Facebook”

My Top Albums of 2011

Here they are! 1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver 2. Feist – Metals 3. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes 4. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know 5. Oh Land – Oh Land 6. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues 7. Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. – It’s a Corporate World 8. Toro Y Moi –Continue reading “My Top Albums of 2011”