Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Social Media Resume

I used Visual CV to create my social media resume.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I can definitely see why Youtube has become so successful, it is so addicting! It's a great site to visit when you're bored or looking for some easy, accessible entertainment. So many people access the viedoes on Youtube and upload videos of their own. The video we watched in class the other day already had so many views.

I think that it's great we did the video assignment with iMovie. Everyone had great videos and I think anyone from our class could win the contest for hunger bytes.

The only concern I have with Youtube is that it's so easy to upload vidoes that anyone can do it. And I mean anyone. While I was searching for a music video, the content list included young girls dancing around. They should be careful because predators could see their videos. I think there should be stricter rules for uploading videos for protection purposes.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I created my movie as a slide show with a compilation of pictures and facts. My pictures are of young children and babies. The first set of pictures shows sad, hungry kids, and the second set of pictures is happy kids who have food. I think it's cute, and I hope you do as well.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


A new website was launched that is an Arabic website about Jews and Judaism. The website was launched by the American Jewish Committee, and is completely in Arabic. You can see the website at

This is a great way for the Arabic community to stay in touch and have a virtual history of their culture and practices. People can go on the site and ask questions, so it is very interactive. I think this is a great way to keep the Arabic language alive because the site is completely in Arabic, and the questions are also answered in Arabic. It is a way for people to comfortably use their language.

95 Theses Reactions

#19 Companies can now communicate with their markets directly. If they blow it, it could be their last chance.

--With the use of blogging and Web 2.0, companies can directly communicate with their markets. Web 2.0 has allowed communication online to be two-way. As far as blowing it, well we can look at the Wal-Mart example. Wal-Mart created a blog of a fake family vacationing and camping in their parking lots. The entire blog was a scam created by Wal-Mart's PR company. They received a lot of flack and really discredited their reputation. A great example of positive communication between companies and markets is Apple. The CEO blogs regularly and uses a conversational tone. When the company needed to own up to some mistakes they made in the past, the CEO used blogging and direct communication to apologize.

#78 You want us to pay? We want you to pay attention.

--Every consumer can relate to this statement. We want our needs met to appropriate standards. Dell does a great job of paying attention to their publics. Their website allows consumers to communicate with Dell employees through blogging and the dell to dell website. They created this consumer based website after the "Dell Hell" episode. Like our class speakers from Dell informed us, they listen to the consumer and change the company's policies and technologies to best meet market standards.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


iKlax player is an interactive audio player that allows listeners to download music and manipulate the tracks. The tracks have a limited amount of manipulation as stipulated by the given artist. iKlax player is available for PCs and is being made for Mac. The software makes it possible for artist and listener to interact. The artist creates the track with the intention of the listener to manipulate it, but the restrictions on the track respect the artist's creativity and only certain amounts of manipulation can occur on the track. Within two weeks of the software becoming available, 10,000 downloads took place. iKlax media is proud to announce that over 500 artists have downloaded the software.

Las Vegas!

The Nokia Internet Cafe in the Sky is in Las Vegas, and Nokia held the first ever press briefing 180 feet in the sky overlooking Las Vegas. They had a crane lift a platform full of reporters 180 feet in the air at the Las Vegas CTIA Wireless Show. While up in the sky, the reporters were given the opportunity to test out the new N810 Internet Tablet. It is similar to an IPhone and offers long range wireless internet called WiMAX. The technology makes it possible for the consumer to access the Internet in far off, unexpected places including the Nokia Internet Cafe in the Sky.