In WRA 415, Digital Rhetoric, we discussed what it meant to be social. Is socializing the direct verbal communication between individuals? Is it the action of participating in tasks to facilitate socialization, such as reading a certain book or watching a popular TV show? Or is it something else entirely? On that note, what are we to make of social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest that were created to enable communications between people all over the world? Are they really helping us socialize or are they killing it? Check out this video and decide for yourself.
Today there are myriad social media platforms to tend to. We have our Instagrams to post our lunches on, our Twitters to inform everyone in 140 characters or less what we’re doing at 2:30PM on a Sunday (drinking coffee, #typical), our Facebook to post our latest selfie or video; it can be exhausting.
While keeping up with our personal online presence is already pretty involved, for some people it’s their job to maintain their company’s, too. Sometimes this means covering an event, which can be pretty daunting. So, how does one do it? Ed2010 writer Elizabeth Lilly gives us the lowdown in this article.