Well Benson – it’s been real! I have enjoyed this class thoroughly and am inspired to utilize social media in my personal endeavors in ways that I had not imagined I would. It certainly is not as simple as it seems. Perhaps the hardest thing about the course for me was knowing how to actually get content onto the web using my phone. I definitely think it is time for an upgrade if I plan to keep using it for social media.
The concepts that were presented were all wonderful but could use a little tweaking on usability – making actual use of social media aside from the blog mandatory. Like everyone has to set up a twitter account and at least one other alternate social media method. Being one that is not a twitter user I was not inclined to set up an account or send any tweets since it was not mandatory but I think I would have benefited from it had I been incentivized to do so. Or maybe one huge class blog for the topic of the week posts and then each person have their own blog for personal interest. Another suggestion is to have the organization used for the final project be the topic for the personal interest posts throughout the course with a culmination of finesse coming at the end.
I enjoyed reading the posts of my classmates – and yes I even enjoyed your videos! Most of all I think I really enjoyed finding out how much I did not know about this business behind business (personal and commercial) and how effective use can really change the players.