I recently received an email about a new media firm looking to hire someone with experience in social media. The description said they are “looking for an awesome and outgoing individual to help [their] clients tame the social circus.” The description then goes on to say: “We’re looking for a cutting edge social media juggler!What would you be getting yourself into? [CompanyX] is an online marketing firm in Wichita dedicated to helping our clients grow their online presence. We use […]
The first pages of The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick begin with none other than Mark Zuckerberg, the mastermind behind the social network innovation that has most average college students compulsively in front of a computer screen several times a day. From page 1, Kirkpatrick depicts Mark with a Harry Potter-like appeal. He describes him as the highly deliberate rational thinker with a “true knack for making software that people couldn’t stop using.” Kirkpatrick goes on to describe Mark’s less than tidy college […]
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As you might expect or hope of any student my age, I’m a somewhat happy grad student but a very happy full-time Facebook user. While I never had the interest to open an account on MySpace or Friendster or any other site of that type, when I received my “formal invitation” to Facebook from a friend, I quite casually accepted it and officially opened my profile in April of 2005. Yes, I remember this like I remember my birthday. I […]
The process of defining social media presents conflicting roles. On one hand, carving out a definition as this phenomenon is happening carries somewhat of an ephemeral value because no one can be sure that their definition will preside for the next few years. Technology is ever-changing these days and what means something today may mean something entirely different tomorrow.