Tag Archives: PRCA 3030

Be My Guest (2)

19 Apr

This weeks post comes from friend and fellow classmate Lo Woodward.  Lo is an avid vegetarian and I love the storytelling abilities she has as a writer.  Enjoy!

When the Apple Crumbles… by Lo Woodward

Last Night, approximately 10pm- Midnight (hey, I said approximately!) ….

Late in the evening, I got into a discussion with a buddy of mine, while cooking up a storm in his bright red kitchen. Since I am a vegetarian, I commented, as he was offering me some spices for cheesy tortillas we made, that I may not want spices on mine and to let me check the ingredient list for animal products. Sure enough there was none, as he had strongly suggested to me, but I had figured it was worth the look. Eager to prove my point, I went rumbling through the cabinets, finding a gravy packet that had “beef fat solids” in it.

“HA! Look! See…sometimes spices and baking stuff has animal in it!” I said, waving the packet in his face.

“Yea, but that’s Au Jus! It’s beef broth based gravy- Duh!”

So the point of this story? To show you the simple ironies in life….let me explain. Lets go back in time to:

This Morning, approximately 12:08 pm

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Be My Guest!

17 Apr

This weeks blog post was written by a classmate and friend of mine Meg Tidmore.  She is a senior at GSU and will be graduating this May.  Congratulations Meg!!!

Oh, Do I stink?, by Meg Tidmore

We are about to graduate college and head out into the “real world” and for most of us that means TONS of job interviews in order to find our dream job. In classes we learn what to say on an interview, or what to wear and how to act, but the focus is on the verbal, but what about the rest?

Yes, we all know to dress professional. It has been my personal experience that if you are a tall female, it is a good idea to wear short heals or flats. If you are taller than the interviewee, there might be a sense of intimidation and you don’t want to intimidate anyone. Skirts are fine if they are to your knee or just below, but everyone looks good in a nice pair of black pants. I have also been told that the key to a perfect interview outfit is a blazer, true or not, it is always good to have a nice jacked and your shoulders covered. You don’t want to show to much skin, keep it professional. Also, don’t over do it on the makeup, you are going for an interview not a night on the town. Its okay to make your outfit yours, just don’t go over board or crazy.

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3030:Reading Notes Week of Apr. 12

16 Apr

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapters 11 & 12  of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 11 -  More Social Tools

  • Social Calendars-place to post you event in one place yet spread the word
  • Social Pages-created about a specific topic
  • Wikis
  • Social Search Portal- search engine built or focused on one topic
  • Virtual World-3-D world

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3030:Reading Notes Week of Apr. 5

10 Apr

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter 10 of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 10 –  Social Media Newsrooms

Social Media News Releases

  • A social media and Web 2.0 optimized news release
    • Encourages interactivity
    • Contains multimedia files
    • Comment section for readers
    • Easy way available for users to bookmark the site or to send via email

What makes a video go viral?

8 Apr

My PRCA 3030 professor asked us in class this week: What makes videos like ‘David after (the) Dentist’ go viral?  After much thought I reached one conclusion…there is no one reason.

Upon reading my assignment I happily went to YouTube and began searching for videos that have gone viral.  I watched several home produced videos and even a few Saturday Night Live shorts to uncover why such videos go viral and others that are as entertaining are hardly viewed.

I like many others found ‘David after the Dentist’ very entertaining.  I loved when David asked, “Is this real life?”  The most entertaining facet of the video, besides the fact that David is ‘buzzed’ to say the least and he has a promising career as a stand up comedian when he is older, is the innocence in little David’s questions .

“I feel funny. Why is this happening to me?”

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3030:Reading Notes Week of Mar. 29

3 Apr

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter ‘s 8 & 9 of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 8 –  Media Communities

Image Sharing Sites

  • Fantastic way of showcasing and managing photos you have taken

Video Sharing Sites 

Uploading Images
  • Create a list of key terms for use as tags
  • Choose a video category (if applicable)

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3030:Reading Notes Week of Mar. 22

27 Mar

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter 7 of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 7 – Social Networking and Crowd-Sourcing

Social Bookmarking

  • Great way of saving your favorite blogs and your websites within a public forum
  • Blogs and websites are tagged for easy tracking and searching

Bookmarking Strategy

  • Know the rules for the site you are posting to
  • You would not want to be banned because of misuse
  • Completely fill out your profile
  • Keep a list of key terms on hand and use them frequently
  • Join groups that interest you

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3030:Reading Notes Week of Mar. 8

9 Mar

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter 6 of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 6- Social Networking & Micro-Blogging

Facebook- networking site

Basic functions of Facebook include:

  • Post
    •  information, pictures, links, quizzes, videos, events, notes, etc. on your wall and on the walls of your friends
  • Feed (a.k.a. mini-feed)
    • Live stream of updates from your friends on Facebook.  You can comment on or just ‘like’ someones status message.
  • Your Wall
    • This is where all your posts reside.  Again you can post to your wall and to your friend’s walls by viewing their profile page.

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3030:Reading Notes Week of Mar. 1

3 Mar

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter 5 of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 5- Podcasting, Vidcasting, & Webcasting

What is a podcast?

  • Audio or video files that are part of a series that are distributed over the internet
  • Podcasts are different from other audio and video files in the sense that people can subscribe to them
  • Kinda like a blog, but in audio form

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3030:Reading Notes Week of Feb. 22

26 Feb

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter 3 of Deltina Hay’s:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web

Chapter 3- RSS Feeds & Blogs

RSS- Really Simple Syndication

  • way of sharing information across the internet
  • like an electronic subscription to your local newspaper

A blog is a RSS feed.

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