Before taking this class, I was already an active member on twitter. I joined the twitter movement about five months ago because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about! At first, I could not understand what possibly could be so interesting about reading hundreds of status updates from “followers” and I must admit my first month of twitter seemed pointless in my mind. Once I started following prominent leaders like Barack Obama and Sarah Palin I started to see just how powerful twitter could actually be. I was able to get quick updates on issues going on in the world, as well as participate in trending topics.
I was also able to use it for my own entertainment by following some of my biggest inspirations such as Trey Songz and Kim Kardashian.
Up until this point I have not used twitter for strictly public relations but I am now following more people in the PR world. It was interesting to see some of my classmates take on the beauty of PR. I retweeted one post from one of my class mates, that said Geico has the best advertising/PR/marketing team in the world, because I completely agree. I do plan on using twitter for more of a professional standput then an entertaing one.
Afterall, twitter is a prospering social network. Almost everyone I know,as well as organizations, use twitter as a way to send out important information to their audiences. Even the biology department here at Georgia Southern has a twitter to remind students of weekly assignments as well as tips for homework. To me this is extremely beneficial.
I’ve learned that twitter is what you make of it. If you never log on or tweet, then you probably will miss the major point of twitter. Also being active is the best part! Your opinion by responding to people’s posts can go a long way. There’s no telling how many connects you could actually make.
If you aren’t already doing so follow me @_KNichelle….amd I’ll follow back. As of now I’m tweeting about all of problems surrounding Bishop Eddie Long. If your familiar with the case send me an @reply:)