Connect, Follow, Tweet

Derek Mehraban's picture
Instructor
9/13/2014
Ingenex, Social Media

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This is social media week in the class. Let's get involved. How about sending some tweets using the hashtag #NMDL or #ADV420. Tweet and follow your profs (@mehraban, @3pointross, @grahamdavis and the class Twitter @msunewmedia).

Derek Mehraban Linkedin Profile

Connect with us on social media if you like. Connect on Linkedin especially. Our Linkedin profiles:

http://Linkedin.com/in/mehraban

http://www.linkedin.com/in/rosspjohnson

https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahamdavis

Notice we all have Custom Linkedin URL's. You can get one too! Be sure to use the proper Linkedin URL when you post your homework link. Don't use the This Link Here as that will take anyone to their own profile. It happens all the time in this class.

Some other good things you can do this week. Tweet at David Meerman Scott and thank him for a great textbook. Use the #NMDL tag. Let's get your Klout scores up and have some fun in this class. We want to see you on Social Media, not just grade your homework. So make yourself known in a good way!

Follow our class and Like our class page on Facebook as well. 

Looking forward to connecting with you all :-)

Derek

Comments & Feedback

Student

I have always been very into social media & I've always thought that it's sort of silly & pointless, but this class is teaching me the exact opposite. I have learned so much about social media even in our initial class meeting. 

I am looking forward to contiuning to build my social media profiles, with help from this class, and I plan to hold onto my textbook for future reference. I think what I have learned (& what I will still learn) will help me stand out among others intervieiwng for the same jobs after graduation. Especially my LinkedIn profile, I have made over 50 new connections since the beginning of this class & have built up my LinkedIn to a much more professional profile.

Although the class has been quite a bit of work, I have enjoyed almost every minute of it-- I have had some frustrations, but that's all a part of learning. :) 

Student

I remember at the beginning of the class I was scared to have my social media profiles visible but now I understand that it is okay if you are posting the right content. My klout score has gone up too! I'm curious to see how much higher I can get by the end of the class. I think I need to utilize linkedin more but I still find it intimidating because I'm not that confident in my experiences and resume. The David Meerman Scott book has some really good points in it that have resonated with me and I definitely think it is a book I will keep for the rest of my life.

Student

This post just remind the content I just  learnt,which is about how to add a social media feed to you customized website. It is super easy way to connect your website to your social networks, which can effectivly drive more traffic to the website and stregthen connection. And I can see in post that use a customized social network URL can be very profesional and stand out on searching engine result. When I tried to optimized my blog, I felt it was hard to make the seo title special and perfectly conclud to the connect. So I think that if you want to optimize a blog on search engine, you should not just adjust SEO setting but also re-consider how to include more keywords on its contents .

Student

Social media is impacting every ones lives each and every day. Especially with LinkedIn. It is amazing how many connections a person can get just by creating a profile. It can eventually help you out with your career or internships. I still am so thankful for that first assignment, where we had to create all different social media sites because I know it is helping me with my creative side along with my professional side. 

Student

I never realized how much social media impacts your life. Your social media sites are definately a reflection of who you are. Being in this class made me realize how I can update my sites and profiles to make them more professional and really help me in a positive way by meeting new people and making more connections. 

Student

This class has made me so much more aware of the work companies go in to get their messages across to us. Likewise, there is so much we can do to get our message across to employers. There are so many websites that we need to make our profiles professional and employable. This class has given me so many tips to make me a much more eligible employee.

Student

Connecting with the social media world is neccesary in present society, especially when trying to find employment.  You can think of yourself as a walking ad.  if you portray yourself right on social media you can connect with many influnetial people. 

Student

Connecting with the social media world is neccesary in present society, especially when trying to find employment.  You can think of yourself as a walking ad.  if you portray yourself right on social media you can connect with many influnetial people. 

Student

Prior to taking this class, I looked at social media from a strictly "social" context. While that is part of why social media exists in the first place, I have slowly learned how important it is to be able to truly navigate all forms of social media, as well as how powerful a tool it can be from a proffesional standpoint. I have already learned so much that I feel I will be able to apply to a real job some day, which is more than I can say for many other classes I have taken.

Student
Thus far this class has made me more aware of how interactive I should and need to be through social media to be successful int this profession. Knowing I can use social media to infancy my image and personal brand is thrilling. I hope to improve my Klout score and continue building my image and learning the ins and outs.
Student

Being a student in this class has made me realize how important it is to connect with others on social media. It's also helpful to understand what’s going on around us when connecting with social media with our connections. The assignments can be challenging but I understand they are assigned for a reason to help us better understand the aspects of online media. I look forward to the progress I make and work I get to complete in this class. 

 

Student

This class has helped me expand my social networks from just twitter and facebook to linkedin, instagram and many others.  I find klout to be useful and see how much of an impact i am having on social media.  Klout also has free things like a free subscription to magazines, etc.  Im looking forwards to the rest of the semester to help me understand social media and many other things better

Student

As much as I dislike social media, I must agree that this class so far has helped me greatly expand my knowledge of online advertising tactics through the use of these various social media forms. I also enjoy seeing how my Klout score is being constantly improved with each subtle upgrade. Looking forward to mastering this social media business 

Student

This class has been very helpful so far. Knowing that I can become more popular by being more interactive on my social networks has me very excited. I'm starting to tweet more and be more social with people outside of just my friend zone. This class has helped me come out my shell and be more talkative. It will only get better as time goes on.

Student

I believe this class is really useful for me now and in the future. As I could develop my social media skills and connections between numerous people. I would like to follow our professors to involved in the social media more deeply.

Student

I’m excited to get started on my social media accounts and also learn more about how to utilize social media. I have some friends who have Twitter accounts. I think it is a good opportunity to get connected with other people. 

Student

I think this class has been useful so far. I have been more interactive via Twitter. I have had some confusion with creating my blog, but overall I think it is going well. 

Student

I think this class so far has helped me a lot in building up social media. Connect, follow and tweet is the fundamental elements of social media, but I think I didn't use these functions well in the past. I only connect and follow mostly with my friends, I should have push it further, so I could get more information about other matters.  I didn't tweet or share much in the past, which is really missing the point social media. So, with this class, I am trying to change the way I use social media so that I could connect to it and fuction it better. Hopefully, I would find it more interresting and helpful for me.  

Student

Honestly I can say that this class has been very interesting to me so far. I am not overly into social media and I was very surprised by my Klout score when I received it, it was much high then expected. This class has allowed me to start new things that I never though I would start, like a blog, a LinkedIn, a twitter and a few other accounts. Social media in this day and age is extremely important and it is cool to be able to have a class on this that touches so many different parts of social media. It is a major stepping-stone and that is awesome. I cannot wait to learn more!

Student

Kathryn, I also found my my Klout score to be much higher than I expected! I have accounts on most of the social media pages, but am only active on a few such as Twitter and Instagram. I was also so excited to start my blog. It is something that I have been wanting to learn how to do. I am so happy I signed up for this class, and I also cannot wait to learn more! 

Student
I agree, my Klout score was much higher than expected. I only hope to help that score grow and learn much more through out this semester.
Student

I am very excited for this class to progress so I will be able to gain a better knowledge of social media and it's importance to the business world. I am defiently excited to start tweeting during the next class season. I hope that by the end of the semester I gain a great understanding of social media and how to effectively and correctly use it in my daily life. After getting my Klout score back I was very dissapointed with the results and hope that by the end of the semester by score greatly increases.

Student

I agree with your comment, Alan. I am also looking forward to learning more about social media during this class and really take advantage of everything we learn about. I also was discouraged by my klout score as it was very low but then I realized how much more social media there is out there that can be taken advanatge of and because of that original score, I will be sure to utilize these to the fullest.

Student

This class is really exciting, I'm so glad I am taking it.  Social media is such a big part of today's world and I think it's just an amazing powerful thing. Its crazy that some years ago there was no such thing as "staying connected" online with classes, professors, students etc. I will definitely be tweeting about the class through the course, and I will be liking the class facebook page as well! 

Student

Social media has become a crucial part of people's lives in the 21st century.  This is why I'm very excited to take this class.  Entering the advertising industry nowadays it is often expected of prospective employees to be proficient in social media.  I hope this class provides with the tools and skills necessary to be a step ahead of the game when it comes to social media!

Student

I'm really excited the focus this class is taking on social media. It is such a huge thing of our generation and it's not just for personal use anymore. Companies are looking at your online activity before you interview and they are also using it to promote their brand. I don't think it's something that everyone thinks about when they are tweeting at a friend or making connections on linkedin. I know a lot of people who have got the jobs they are currently at based on linkedin. It's going to be extremely beneficial to have someone to give us the resources to learn more about how to make our social media work to our advantage as we graduate and start looking for jobs. 

Student

Social media has been a big part of my life since around 9th grade. I remember when I first started using Facebook in 2008 when I started high school. It is crazy how much Facebook has changed since then, along with a lot of other social media. I think it is really cool how social media is beginning to be used professionally. Linkedin has definitely connected me with many companies, co-workers, friends, and other business professionals. I recently connected with Derek, Graham, and Ross on Linkedin. I am excited to learn more about social media and digital marketing as the semester progresses.  I am also looking forward to becoming an active blogger and engage more in some of my other social media websites. 

 

Student

When beginning the class during the orientation I followed Derek. I think this class will be awesome teaching the different ways we can effectively use social media which is such a driving force in the world these days inside our businesses that we will work in some day or do already. I will have to follow the rest of the instructors and class page. My clout score was only at 11 after just adding one of my profiles, but after I added all of my profiles my klout score went up to 54! Hopefully it will keep rising thanks to this class!

Student

I have studied Social Media. I took a 10-week Adult Education course at a university in Georgia--where I currently live. I have also used the Internet since the mid-90s -- all the way back to Internet Relay Chat, Old-school bulletin boards, and more. I would guess that my first two e-mail addresses are older than some of my classmates. That said, I am building a new profile for myself online that will be exclusively for my freelance writing. I look at my earlier studies of Social Media as more of a Space Shuttle view and I'm trying to get closer to helicopter level, then roof level, then down into the weeds. The difficulty I'm having shows I'm still struggling in the clouds somewhere. I hope not to be frustrating our Course Leaders as I do this and juggle some major emergencies at work. I for sure don't want to crash in this course. I'm enjoying the comments and tips from y'all -- as they say here -- and I'll work toward getting my brain in order.

Student

I connected with both Derek and Graham on LinkedIn shortly after our orientation day a few weeks ago. I also started following both of them on Twitter while tweeting #NMDL during the orientation; Derek followed me back. 

I love social media and I have been on it for a few years. I bought my domain name during the fall of 2010 (LaurenMLahrman.com) and I haven't regretted the investment yet. 

Student

I am very excited to take this class! Social media has been a big part of my life. This generation has been running on social media and have been using social media as a form of communication. In this class, I cannot wait to raise my Klout score and be able to blog like an expert. Being able to blog and use social media is important in this society especially when you are looking for a job. I cannot wait to learn everything I need to know about social media. This class will help with skills I will need in the real world. Digitial Media is a huge part in Advertising and to be able to navigate through it will really help me in the future. 

Student

Social Media has been a big part of my life lately, and I think it is cool that my generation got to see the transition of it from the start to becoming almost a necessity. In regards to social media, I think my views on it are pretty rare compared to most college student. I tlk more about my views in my resource submisssion. In this class I have hopes to raise my Klout score, as well as learn to navigate that website (seems like a good tool to talk about in interviews). 

Student

I am very excited to take this class! I am shamelessly addicted to social media and it is really interesting to find out how this could benefit me professionally. I have always been interested in Public Relations and using social media as a form of advertising and marketing. I am also very eager to build a personal brand and I can't wait to get started blogging!

Student

Social media has been a huge part of my life as well as the rest of my generation. I love the fact that it is now being used as a professional thing as well as a social thing. LinkedIN has probably been the best invention in a very long time. It has connected me with so many job opportunities and has given me the chance to actually have an internship last summer that was amazing! Last weeks homework assignment with Klout has given me the drive to increase my social media usage and try and raise my Klout score up so it will give me more and more opportunities. 

Student

I have been using social media since I was in 7th grade when MySpace first became popular at my school. I  always loved to use it for keeping in touch with my friends, posting pictures and videos, and for finding new content, such as music and news stories. When Facebook became popular, I was even more into that. It was just such an easy way to interact with friends and family, and also a really great way to kill time when I was bored. Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr have become even more relevant in my life in the past few years, mostly because moving away for college has made me lose touch with some of my friends. Now that I'm close to graduating, using social media to promote my self is the next step in my social media timeline. Before enrolling in this class, I knew the importance of having a good social media presence, but I really wasn't trying very hard for myself. I'm hoping that by taking this class, I will be able to improve my Klout score, become more influential, and gain some good connections! I'm really looking forward to the rest of the assignments we are doing in this class, because unlike some of my classes I have taken at MSU, I believe that skills I learn in this class will actually be able to help me in the real world. Thanks for creating such an awesome class, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the semester! 

Student

I am nervous to take this course but excited at the same time. I feel like there is so much to learn about self branding and the twitter world. I think that I will learn lessons that will follow me into my future career.

Student

For someone who has not been a very active social media person, I am really excited to take this class. I never really used social media a whole lot but now that I have a reason to improve my Klout score I am looking forward to being active in the social media life. There are so many different things I have already learned this week, and so many new social media websites that I had no idea existed. I can't wait to get involved and improve my Klout score, so I can start helping myself out for the future. 

Student

I am both excited and nervous about taking this course. The reason I say that, is because I have never been one to constantly post on social media, I have always enjoyed a lower level of involvement on Facebook, Twitter, etc. So I was not generally surprised when my Klout score came back on the lower end.

But I’m really excited to take this class, because it will force me to post more on social media, and raise my score to a reasonable level. It will force me to make my presence known. 

I plan on posting a tweet every other day on twitter ranging from interesting facts to funny events to personal thoughts, this I hope will encourage others to follow me, allowing me to do the same, and thus grow. My Facebook presence is my strongest social media outlet, but that doesn’t say too much when I can’t recall the last time I have posted anything on it. I plan to change that using the same method I mentioned above for twitter. Both of these methods along with following more people in the advertising field on LinkedIn will cause my Klout score to skyrocket!

This in turn will help me generate a more overwhelming Google search page, along with a powerful identity on the web. Which is always a good thing, especially with my college career soon coming to an end, I will need an edge on the competition, and the skills I learn in this class could give me just that.

 https://klout.com/#/MatteoIzzi

 

 

 

Student

Very excited to take this course! I am looking forward to all the knowledge that I can gain about my field of study, as well as the world of communication as a whole. After this course is over, I hope to gain a new understanding of media, and how to use it to my advantage!

Student

I would like to take my first comment to describe how excited I am to be taking this course. The networking we will gain as well as the information we will learn about social media and its importance is what I am most looking forward towards. I can already tell how knowledgable the instructors are and how helpful this class already is. After starting the textbook I realized how important social media is in the world of marketing. In order to sell any product these days advertising and marketing has to be on point. These are now done through social media, as that is the era we currently find ourselves in. Business partners have now even been known to integrate social media into an offline conference or meeting. It is so important and imperative in the business world. I will be stepping up my Twitter game as well as with other website posts.

Student

I am extremely excited to take this course. Especially since social media is such a huge aspect of my dream career I feel that the more experience I have in the field the better. Also, I look forward to helping my Klout score, so hopefully all of my social media sites will be more accessible for future employers. 

Student

I was never really one to really post on social media, due to lack of time. I would normally just scroll down my timeline whenever I could and that was that. But I've recently noticed that times are changing and I need to become more active on my social media accounts and be able to use them to their full potential. I have been looking forward to this class because I heard that the class is fun, but you learn a lot of stuff that you can apply to your professional career. I'm all for learning how to use the tools that I learn in this class, corresponding to social media, and being able to use what I learn in an effective way, in both my personal and professional life. Being able to use the tools that I learn in ADV 420, could help me to make connections with different employers, which could lead to a career opportunity for me. I just have to get used to working with so many different social network platforms, checking them everyday, and being proactive. There might be an adjustment period for me because I'm so used to just randomly scrolling and maybe liking a picture or two, I need to become more active and attempt to build my Klout score. I want to work towards building my Klout score, especially since I plan to actively pursue a career in Public Relations when I graduate. I'm aware that a lot of these things are easier said than done, but with a lot of the things that we are due to learn throughout this course, I'm sure I'll learn everything I need to know in order to become successful when working with social media.

Student

I am very excited to be a part of this course, and I started to understnad the social media. I did not know that there was Klout score. I am really happy to learn new things about social media. I used only Facebook, but I now using more social network for this class.

Student

Looking forward to optimizing how to use social media in my favor to help spread the word of different products and services. On a professional level, I am looking forward to making my LinkedIn more professional to help me in my career endeavors.

Student

I am very excited to take this course.

By taking this course, I would be able to learn about social media and networks.

I can increase my Klout score as well which will affect to my future career.

It would be very valuable time to learn materials from this course.

Student

Looking forward to learing how to tweet like a pro. Check in like a responsible babysitter. Update my status while maximizing my like potential. I've got more personal information on the internet now than ever before and from here on out its my professional obligation to stay on top of that business. Facebook beer bongs and 420 tweets are a thing of the past because potential empolyers will be on the lookout! 

Student

Ever since I can remember, or at least since I got a smartphone, there's been a stigma behind my generation's social media usage. Apparently we waste too much time on Facebook, our phones are constantly at our noses, we'll do anything for a like or retweet, we have to be the first to share something, etcetera etcetera. What's interesting is, in this day and age, social media's ability to integrate a professional self image. Klout's ability to analyze how effectively you use social media, including the most influential professional social media outlet, LinkedIn, seems to defy what's typically seen as a waste of time. It's true, we are the information generation. We're living in the Digital Age. Now we have professors saying, "We want to see you on social media, not just grade your homework." There's no denying the power of social media (especially in areas like news and advertising) so of course it's being embraced and utilized to digitize our professional selves. With programs like Klout and LinkedIn as catalysts, social media takes a whole new meaning.

Student

I'm really excited to learn more about social media. I think I'm an active social networker, but I never knew that there was such thing like Klout! I think I'm going to discover many new things throughout this course. It will really make me a fully engaged person in media.

Student

I have taken Dr. Rifon's course Seminar in Social Marketing last semester, she's such a nice and amazing person! And through her I know that you were one of her favorite students, which makes me very excited to be part of this class. I can't wait to explore more about new media and all the subtle but important things about social network sites! 

Student

I am very excited to be a part of this course. I have alreayd learned so much after the first homework assigment. I am looking forward to developing my network profiles as well as increase my activity with the social media outlets. The most interesting information I have obtained so far has been about Klout. It amazes me the impact it has on job opportunites and personal perks due to high scoring. I look forward to see what else I can learn about!

Derek Mehraban's picture
Instructor
9/13/2014
Ingenex, Social Media