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On April 21, 2011 Video Interviews to the Rescue by: Chelsey Lynn

If I hadn’t known what TOW #12 was, I wouldn’t have been able to understand what this blog post was about. As the title states, the blog, I would assume, would be about video interviews and how they can help me. The content of this blog doesn’t seem to relate whatsoever about video blogs. However, what she did have to say and the things that she said she learned from this interview were great points–one of which is the exercise of writing when you don’t even know what to write about. Simply the action of writing can evoke a topic and produce a blog post.

On April 21, 2011 Podcast? What for? by: Whitney Gonzalez

The three points of why a company should podcast is very on target. If any company were to become aware of these reasons, I don’t see why any company would hesitate podcasting their information. She made a good point for churches to podcast their sermons. Most modern-day churches today have online web streams and/or morning broadcasts of their services live. To have their sermons in another form of media would only reach another portion of people. Although this could cause a small controversy in the hard-core churchgoers with the argument of being surrounded by a body of believers and being in communion with one another; however, this would help in simply spreading the Word.

On April 21, 2011 When having a virus is a good thing… by: Laurie Lea

She gave great examples of viral videos. Of her three examples, I would assume that everyone has seen at least one of the videos. Going viral would almost ensure that. The reasoning of why videos can go viral is very appropriate and relevant, but there can be more videos. Basically anything that people are remotely interested in, if the video has humor or relatability (like Laurie said), or if it’s grotesque, has any type of shock factor, is mildly (or openly) crude or critical then most people would like it and, therefore, make the video become viral. Obviously no one can predict how people react because humor, shock, etc. is all subjective to the audience. This is why it’s still, for the most part, unknown as to what might become viral over time (or over night).

On April 21, 2011 Character Matters by: Mike Trivett

This blog post proved it’s reasoning! It was very encouraging to me…and in a way, convicting as well. For myself, I work in the restaurant business and it’s hard for me to take pride in what I do because I don’t want to do that for the rest of my life; it’s simply a job that pays the bills. However, this blog encouraged me to take pride in the little things that I’m doing (such as this job or even the homework that may or may not be pointless). By practicing this exercise in any situation, it will become easier to portray my pride later on in life. And just like Mike, I would hope that it would be appreciated by those whom I surround.

On April 21, 2011 What is Foursquare?? by: Stephen Ponce

I asked myself the same question when this service first came to my knowledge, along with many other questions, such as: Seriously? Another social media networking site? I’m all for networking, but sometimes it gets overwhelming to participate in ALL of them. Therefore, I decided to educate myself on this particular one, like Stephen did. I agree with Stephen that this is a great tool for businesses and customers to utilize; however, I can’t get over the fact of how accessible it would make me. I thoroughly enjoy social media networks, and it’s inevitable that once you begin to participate in even just one form of social media that your privacy is invaded; but this new network might just breach my comfortability. I’m all for obtaining to specials and rewards from using these sites, and I’m certainly willing to allow companies to gain exposure through mine as well as others use of this site; however, the thought of people knowing exactly where I am everywhere I go is a little unnerving. Maybe it’s one of those things that you just have to try.


Blog Comments…Again

On March 17th, 2011 Super Bowl Ad by: Stacia\’s PR Blog

I agree that this commercial was slightly inappropriate; however, it didn’t completely cross my  convictions. The Super Bowl is primarily targeted toward adults–hence all the beer and car  commercials–therefore, I thought that this commercial targeted their audience well. Doritos,  along with many other companies, does well with the variety of their target audience. This  commercial did appeal to the homosexual community, but as Hollywood is today (and society in  general) it’s not uncommon to have homosexual references in a lot of the media. I would not go out on a limb and say that I’m completely in favor of this new wave of media, but it’s a wave nonetheless and PR is all about riding it.

On March 17th, 2011 EGYPT – Total Chaos by: CressPress

Everything that has been happening in Egypt has definitely been a calamity. What is more of a tragedy,  however, is that our attention shifts from tragedy to tragedy. In this instance, which almost seems like  ancient history even though it has only been a month ago, Americans were being put in danger. I don’t  know if that was the primary news of this post, but I think that there are many more pressing matters than  just our own citizens’ possibility of threats. This post was short and informative; however, I think that  people would benefit from hearing the tragedy as it relates globally rather than simply greedy Americans.

On March 17th, 2011 Arizona teacher fired over a bumper sticker? by: Laurie Lea

At first when I read this post, I was skeptical about the entire thing–really 61 bumper stickers  on an adult’s car, and she got fired over them? So obviously I wanted proof to know what the  stickers said. Tip to the wise blogger: pictures are useful. Like any modern person would do, I  googled it. Sure enough, there pictured on my screen a blue Toyota Prius with 61 stickers plastered in every available spot. Laurie offered a couple examples in her post, but the most controversial sticker was “Have you drugged your kid today?” Along with many other questionable stickers, my skepticism and siding with the teacher turned into understanding toward the parents and school’s decision. Yes, we have free speech, but there is a time and a place for everything. The work place, like Laurie Lea says, is not the place to voice your personal opinions…unless asked.

On March 17th, 2011 Spring Break and College Students by: Elijah Gil

Per the survey that was taken by Elijah, I think anyone would have to take into consideration the ages of the people being interviewed. When I was a freshman and sophomore (and even into my junior year) in college, I wanted to go home to see my family and my friends as well. Even though I had just been home over Christmas break, and even though I would be going home for the summer, I still wanted that break in between the second semester for some home rejuvenation. However, for my senior year I would have regretted it for my lifetime had I not seized the opportunity to take a vacation for spring break with my friends. Now having been through all four spring breaks of my college career, my senior year spring break has been the most memorable out of all of them simply because I went on a vacation and made memories with my lifetime friends.

On March 17th, 2011 Googoo for Gaga by: Tara Schwartz

It’s hard to believe that Lady Gaga has only been in the main stream music business for four years. The amount of media coverage and publicity that she has received far exceeds some of those who have been in the business for close to their entire lives. With this being said, I definitely agree that she was a good choice for SkyGrid to have test out their new product. With the amount of traffic that she gets on the internet, I would imagine that she would be able to tell within hours if she, and the rest of the world, would be willing to invest in this new product. It’s almost ridiculous what people can get famous for these days, but what seems even more ridiculous is the rapid growth of technology and social media. Good luck to GaGa!

My Blog Comments

Social Media Participation by: MikeFromVA

That’s great the you got started on Twitter and blogging through WordPress (even if it’s only blogging for class). I’m a PR major also, and I think it’s great to at least have a knowledge about different social networks, if not participate in them. Although I agree with your statement about Facebook being an abused site, especially in our generation, I also think it’s a great way to network yourself and to stay connected–not only with friends and family, but with businesses and musicians. To use your own words, people can be creative through these forms of communication; however, like you also said, we do have to be careful–especially in casual sites like Facebook and Twitter–with what we post if we are truly trying to promote and network ourselves. Good insight, though!

So many social networks, so little time. by: TaraSchwartz

Sounds like your social networking use is pretty normal (mine is too). That’s good that you are broadening your horizons and wanting to use LinkdIn. I feel your pain with the constant changing in technology. Even with the possibility of starting an account through LinkIn is intimidating; not only is it having to keep up with yet another network, but simply the learning about and maintenance of the network is a lot to handle. However, Friendfeed seems to placate my mind…at least for a moment. Good luck to you and all of your future social networking endeavors!

Comment on My Blog. Please? by: Whitness07

It’s slightly ironic that I’m commenting on a post about blog comments, but nevertheless I      completely agree with your statements. It’s always great to receive comments on our thoughts and  feelings (even if we are required to comment for our grade).  Commenting is also a good way to  connect with people, like you said. Although it’s not as productive, if you will, as compared to  Facebook as it pertains to connecting through comments, it does provide other insight and    perspective than just your own. So here is a question for you: If someone’s comment persuaded you  into a different form of thinking, would you then be affected and, therefore, change your perspective?

Obama\’s administration fraught with \”distractions\” by: LLCobb

I’m not really one to comment on this topic because I’m a bad citizen and don’t really stay up with the current news (that’s what Facebook and Twitter are for); however, I thought your stand-point on this ever-so-trending topic was interesting. Although I have to give kudos to our President for canceling an undoubtedly much-needed family vacation to help with the oil spill, it is interesting of all the little things that he is doing in hopes of, like you said, “to win back the heart of America.” Things such as having a Facebook and Twitter account, and being the first and only in-office president to go on a late night talk show sure seem like he’s doing more to save his career than to save his people.


Are you ready for some great commercials? by: GilBoy629

First of all: Go Packers! Thank you for being sick of the Steelers, because they seem about the equivalent of the Lakers. (Sorry if you like the Lakers.) But I am also excited about the commercials. I’m assuming you are among the group that you professed to be “massively obsessed with public relations and media”. If so, you should have included your predictions of who will have the best commercials this Super Bowl season. Also, if I may make another suggestion, it would have been nice to have had a link to the Snickers commercial with Betty White from last year. Although I have already seen it, and agree that it was well-deserved to be a fan favorite, some people reading this blog may have not seen it.