Finals are over! And although the end to the quarter was a bittersweet series of moments, I am looking forward to the Fall. I took yucky business classes and dealt with a bunch of business plan-esq projects, so I am happy to be getting back to fashion design, concept theory, and luxury marketing in the next quarter. Two of my favorite and beloved professors have decided to leave my program to pursue industry careers and nurture family life.
Although I am devastated to see them go, I am thankful for all they have taught me and I look forward to seeing them again, but in the professional world. My honey-boo-boo-asian-persuasion, Monica, graduated with her M.A. in Luxury & Fashion Management over the weekend, so I want to wish her the best of luck.
Well anyway, I say all that to say this, I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been tearing my wig out with assignments, exams, and boring lectures. So as summer approaches I will update iRokFashion.com more regularly and I will also be starting a new editorial venture on DJMoBeatz.com. I randomly started a tumblr, so check that out. You can follow me on instagram. I still have my twitter… And that’s pretty much all the social communication I’ll be playing with this summer.
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I have a very involved mother. Let’s call her Cookie.
Cookie just joined facebook, and dare I say it, Twitter. Needless to say, I’ve spent countless hours explaining how to operate and navigate facebook (and that mug changes everyday). Cookie is cute though; she emails me things she sees on facebook to ask if she can “tweet” it.
The most recent thing was this LONG ASS status…that was funny…but too long for twitter. I’d like to share:
To all the ladies who are in a hurry to get married here is a piece of biblical advice:
“Ruth patiently waited for her mate Bo-az”
so while you are waiting on Your Bo-az don’t settle for any of his relatives:
My girl Iman may be one of the funniest people I know in real life.
Anyway, while browsing her blog I found a very funny but true post/PSA. ‘What you should NOT do on Twitter’. While I found the post hilarious, Im positive some of you should take it more serious and following the described guidlines.
10 Things to NOT do on Twitter
1.) Do NOT…I repeat…DO NOT ask someone to follow you…even if you are following them. They’ll get around to it…or find it upon themselves to have a gander at your timeline…don’t be a twegger (person who begs for followers on Twitter) it’s only gonna piss you off when you keep asking and they keep ignoring you simply because you seem lame and needy :(…and then after that you just seem scary and stalker-ish and that will get you #blocked
7.)RTing everything said about you or to you…that’s so dead. An @reply will do just fine when someone compliments you on your hair, clothes, tweets, talents etc…you retweeting every single thing for us all to see is just pointless…there are times when it makes sense and times when it’s just annoying…have you just refilled my timeline with a bunch of retweets of your tweets and the responses? OK..well that’s too much. Excessive retweeting will get you #unfollowed
10.) Last but not least…following, unfollowing and following and unfollowing again. Really? Your timeline was cold and lonely without this person’s tweets? Are you trying to prove a point? Are you bored? Whatever the situation is…unfollow and be done…and don’t go dropping in to this person’s timeline everyday and @replying them…that’s just stupid. And being stupid (in a not so good, very bad way) will get you #unfollowed.
This is a blog for homework :-p So every now and again I have to deviate from fashion, music and entertainment. This stuff is still pretty cool though.
Like I said before, this is a New Media Driver’s License class, so of course we are dealing with all kinds of on-line communication tools. I already had a Facebook (shocking, but I remember when facebook with brand new LOL), so check me out sometime. We were asked to create a Twitter and LinkedIn account (check me out on there too) as well.
So Twitter is like a big ol’ status update. LOL. Nah its cool though, you can be random or informational. You can follow people and what they are “doing” too.
LinkedIn is like a more business savvy facebook. It connects you with all kinds of business people and companies. Similar to facebook, but more like “grown up” if you get my drift.
SO a few questions:
1.) How do you hope to use these social networks?
I hope to use these social networks to meet people, share information, receive information, and all that jazz 🙂 I also hope to use certain social networks as a way to keep in contact with important and not so important people :-p
2.) What are your social media goals?
My social media goals are to have accounts with EVERY communication community on the Internet! SIKE…seriously my goals are to learn about new on-line media outlets, and how I can use them to add value to a business. I also want to effectively market myself for any ventures (business or pleasure) I may choose to pursue.
New Media Drivers license is a course designed to teach people about internet media and useful communication tools. Introducing a multitude of potential free advertising and networking websites, this course can be used for both business and pleasure.
This class uses online communities such as Facebook, blogs, Twitter, and Linkedin (to name a few) to help people explore the internet and various business markets. These online mediums also help people make connections with other people all over the world, and strengthen their network.
OK…so enough boring disclaimer stuff. This class is pretty amazing thus far. Any class where you are required to use social realms like facebook, can be nothing more than the greatest.
No exams, minimal homework, and lots of interaction!
Personally I wish this class had separate tiers and concentrations, like a series, so that I could take this course each year. I definitely recommend this course for students and business men/women, especially given the new demand of internet savvy individuals in the job market.
Another cool aspect is that upon successful (yes, you have to do your work, and do it well) completion of the course you get a Media Drivers License. SO…that means tell all your potential employers you are licensed to drive media…LOL…no seriously!