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Turning Social Media Into a Writing Platform

In lieu of Snapchat’s recent developments, which I discussed in a blog post earlier this month, I decided to look at how each of the big social media platforms could be used as platforms for writing. I actually started exploring this in Portfolio class during my second semester at Champlain. The professor had us sign […]

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Snapchat’s Growing Into a Better Publishing Platform

Snapchat, the five-year-old social media platform that allows users to send brief photos of themselves to their friends, released an update in early June that broadened its Discover section and advanced the app as a publishing platform. But how can Snapchat possibly become a publishing platform? Good question.   I had been avoiding the update […]

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Building A Virtual Army: Part Three

Don’t follow people you’re not interested in. Chances are they’re not going to be interested in you either. That said, expanding your horizons a bit – following photo bloggers even if you’re not a photographer, or humor accounts from comedians you don’t know – can lead to a broader, more diverse range of followers. People have many different interests.

Who follows who across these four social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram – varies wildly. Facebook friends are usually just that – people you know in real life. Connections on LinkedIn benefit both parties. Each receives a potential job and a boost to their stats. In the business world, it’s not uncommon to work with people you’ve never met. All the two have is a shared industry, mutual friends, or the same employer. However, LinkedIn retains the expectation that connections at least have something to do with each other offline.

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Building a Virtual Army: Part Two

Part Two: So You Wanna Build an Army?

 

By Jeremy Allmendinger

 

Everyone hates pointless Facebook notifications. I don’t care how your FarmVille is doing. I don’t want to gift you pigeons in BirdBlazers. I hope your Frolic Simulator character gets an aneurysm. Similarly, sending people bushels of Facebook invites neither makes nor keeps friends. So how do I get people to like my page without bombarding them with reminders like the Allied forces in Dresden?

 

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Building a Virtual Army: Part One

Last May I was tossed into an uncertain world of possibility and failure before I could remove my mortarboard or robe. Trading a signed and stamped piece of paper for a job didn’t pan out, so I did what any attention-starved millennial in my shoes would have done and took to the Internet. I’ve never been much for traditional employment anyway.

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Elegant Sparks

Elegant Sparks will spark your imagination. More than what  you see, a series of foldable paper designs that brings your creative mind to life. Our Sparks are created by renowned guitarist and best selling author Daniel Hecht. Our goal this semester is to create a marketing plan for Daniel Hecht and his Elegant Sparks so […]

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