20. The PR Pro’s Guide to Twitter from Mashable by Heather Whaling. (April 15, 2011)
I think every company looking to grow (which should be every company) need to be networking in different ways. Twitter is so popular it’s a great source for their clients and even people who have never heard about the company to be connected. These days, Twitter is a MUST!
19. Privacy and Publicity – Can they ever be friends? by Martin Waxman. (April 11, 2011)
What’s weird to me is that teenagers hear of these stories of pure disaster with a nude image and still continue to take them and text them out. I’m hoping the girl (in the story) learned from her mistake but why isn’t everybody else? It’s sad if it’s going to take their own experience for it to hit home. Other than instilling wisdom and modesty in teenagers, I don’t think there is anything that anyone can do to stop this ‘sexting.’
18. A Premiere to Remember by Elizabeth Telg. (April 11, 2011)
You all look beautiful! I was not able to make it to the premiere but I heard it was amazing! I definitely want to get a chance to see it eventually. The most fun to me would probably be dressing up and feeling like a celebrity as well. I’m glad to see the support students are giving the movie. I think it was a total success.
17. Baby Gaga by Erica Earl. (April 9, 2011)
This is pretty crazy. I’m not sure which part I’m confused and concerned most about – the viagra and sex named ice cream or the breast milk? Regardless, I don’t think I would ever try the ice cream but I am definitely interested in the whole ice cream ordeal. It’s kind of like seeing a car accident … you don’t need or want to look but you can’t help but stare anyway.
16.10 Tips for Acing a Virtual Interview from PR Daily by Becky Johns. (April 9, 2011)
These tips are helpful. I’ve never participated in an interview via Skype, but I do feel I have more knowledge about how to act and prepare for one after reading this. Personally, I think having an interview over Skype would be more intimidating than in person – but I’d be up for trying it.
15. Barfoot Contessa’s PR Nightmare by Angela Myers. (April 5, 2011)
I believe this is one of those cases where even if you don’t want to do something, you do it anyway. If I were her, I would have done it because I genuinely wanted to but she should have at least done it to give the boy his one wish. It’s sad to think people can be so selfish. I don’t watch Barefoot Contessa but if I did, I probably wouldn’t watch it anymore.
14. Don’t Abuse the Quotation Mark from PR Daily by Michael Sebastian. (April 5, 2011)
So many people misuse quotation marks, including myself, and sometimes I probably don’t even realize it. When quotation marks are used for serious phrases, they can easily come off as a joke. Just like you wrote, there are times when I see quotation marks and I’m not sure if they meant to use them in a humorous manner or in a serious manner. Of course everyone knows to use quotation marks to directly quote someone, but even that can be misused. I wasn’t aware of the difference between America and England and that’s interesting. Thanks for sharing, I’m sure we all need to brush up on our grammar.
13. LOL News Stories on Spin Sucks by Molli Megasko. (April 1, 2011)
I’m so glad we can see the sunshine during the storm. This is the first time I have stumbled upon Spin Sucks, so I’m not sure if LOL news stories is a regular thing, but it should be. It definitely brightened my day and I can say I’m always entertained when I read the cobra’s Twitter. I need humor in my day and that’s a dependable outlet! As far as marketing stunts.. I think it can be dangerous, but if done right, it can be completely successful.
12. People on Facebook can be Just as annoying by Emily Bos. (March 28, 2011)
This post literally brightened my day. So many people can be a ‘rash’ on Facebook and don’t really realize they’re annoying. I’m not a person to update my status every 30 seconds or to comment on every picture I see, but I like to every now-and-then. That’s the way it should be and personally, who the heck has time to live on Facebook? Thanks for sharing!
11. Tweety Bird by The Learner. (March 18, 2011)
I love that during your chat you realized that resources are everywhere. When I did my chat, I was so focused on keeping up with the coversation that sometimes I probably missed out on good advice or wisdom. And just for the record, I don’t think clutter is appealing either!
10. Facebook’s New Profile Page by Charlene Li. (March 2, 2011)
Facebook can easily irritate its users by simply making some changes. I’m one of those irritated users myself. Now that the profile has been like this for a while, I’ve come to like it – but it did take some getting used to. I like that it can be easy to read and find out important things about someone especially for an employer. Hopefully everyone can get on board with the change.
9. The Ultimate Ice Cream Truck by Ariana Costadini. (February 28. 2011)
The video you posted is so cute. The people there are so happy and to us, they are just receiving Coke. I never saw this on YouTube of even heard about it but it’s such a great idea to promote a product, especially to show that it’s not only liked in America but all over the world.
8. Facebook Passwords? by Sandra Theoret. (February 27, 2011)
When I first read this, it was so bothersome to me. I’m completely aware that employers or even potential employers look at Facebook as a “reference” almost and to a certain extent, I agree with that policy. If I were ever asked my Facebook password in an interview or even at work I don’t even know how I would react – that’s how shocked I would be. It’s not that there’s anything to hide, it’s just an expectation of privacy… I definitely don’t like the idea and I don’t think it’s ethical.
7. The Craft of Revision by Jordan Staggs. (February 24. 2011)
Everyone writes something sometime, and I think this post was encouraging for people to know that everyone makes mistakes – even professional writers. As good as it was to hear that everyone has errors in their writing, it was also good to hear that it’s even more important to make sure your writing is accurate. The tips you gave on checking your writing were helpful!
6. Groupon Pulls Ad! by Seagirl29. (February 24, 2011)
I remember seeing this commercial during the Super Bowl and thinking, “Are you serious?” The commercial seemed so insensitive to the issue that was really going on. At first I couldn’t believe that a company would think they would gain business by using this sort of humor. I didn’t know that they ended up pulling the ad altogether and actually, I think that’s the smart thing to do. Like you said, Mason probably would rather not done the commercial at all than to be known for this type of advertisement.
5. PR 2.0 Owning Your Influence by Deirdre Breakenridge. (February 23, 2011)
This is such an interesting post. I think everyone has an influence on someone – whether that be good or bad. Something that you said that I loved is “if you don’t truly own your influence (manage and maintain it), as quickly as you gained influencer status, you can lose it too.” This is so true. I relate this statement to the analogy of the higher you place someone on a high stool the harder and faster they can fall. I hope that one day I can look back and say I really did a successful job at being an influencer. Thanks for the thoughts!
4. Finding L.O.V.E.! by Jessica Leigh. (February 17, 2011)
So this season of the Bachelor is the first I have ever watch and I fell in LOVE with the show. My fiancée and I actually had a bet that Michelle would be the one to go home this week – and we were both happy with the results. To get to your question, I honestly think some girls do fall in love, but for girls like Michelle I think she just wanted to be able to say she won. In my opinion, it can be easy to fall in love with a hot guy in Costa Rica (or any beautiful place for that matter) but when it comes to the real world with work, responsibilities and disagreement, that’s a whole other thing. Will they fall in ‘love?’ I think so. But as far as a good future and succesful marriage..I’m not too sure.
3. Channel Surfing Turned Me S.A.D. by Martin Waxman. (February 7, 2011)
This post was so dead-on with my lifestyle and when it comes to being distracted with media. As of now, I am listening to Pandora, chatting on Facebook, and googling. As far as any suggestions to combat this ‘SAD’ problem, I definitely don’t have one. Perhaps a computer crash? …
2. Turn Left in Half a Mile, Mate. by Erica Earl. (January 31, 2011)
This is so interesting. I have a Garmin GPS system and I have NEVER thought about whose voice I was listening to or who was guiding me in time of need. I can’t even believe that someone would be so known for their voice on a GPS device. It almost sounds ridiculous to me. Regardless of the new information I just learned, it’s pretty fascinating to think about a GPS in the form of being more than just a digital device and more as ‘a friend’ on the road. Honestly, I thought it was a just a computer-activated voice on my GPS. The next time I use it, I’m sure I’ll remember this post and think twice.
1. Social Media & Me. by Emily Bos. (January 29, 2011)
I find this post completely true. College students, of all people, are highly engaged to social media and can barely break away from it. Like you said, I love the fact that I can be in touch with people I don’t get to see often and I can get to know someone that I just met by becoming friends on Facebook and finding out more about them.