Sunday, December 7, 2008

Twitter this and Twitter that.

Ask yourself this question, why do you like Twitter? The answer for why you wouldn't like Twitter may be easier to answer. But for all of those who seem to be addicted to the site explaning it may be a bit harder to do. It seems simple enough. You share a one liner about what you're doing or maybe how you're feeling. There doesn't seem to be much to it but a certain blogger who goes by Scribkin says that it "has almost a drug-like addictiveness".
Twitter seems to answer the question "How are you?". All too often people ask this question but don't seem very interested in the answer. Those who actually do want to know how someone is doing are probably a fan of Twitter. So if you want others to know what you're doing and how you're feeling at any given moment then join Twitter and share yourself. It can be fun and something to do inbetween your real idea of a good time.

Thank you Brad Mitchell!

Brad introduced me to all the social media outlets that MSU is utilizing. I found it amazing at how many sources are necessary to stay on top of things. It seems that this point MSU is just trying to keep up with the Joneses. Thanks to Brad we may have a chance of getting ahead of the curve. I love the fact that Brad's background really isn't in PR but media. As a media undergrad myself I love to see that it is so versatile and that your experience can transend into other markets that are more than welcome to take you in. I am new to social media. I recently got a Facebook account a couple of weeks ago so when MSU added social media links on their main page I wasn't the first to notice but now that I do, I think it is fabulous!
In terms of the university using social media I think they have a good start. It is clearly important to use all of your resources and social media gives you plently of ways to reach current students, alumni, and future students. I give MSU a thumbs up for jumping on the bandwagon. It will be interesting to see where they take it from here and hopefully Brad will be recruiting help in the near future. Even the best PR professional can't handle this on their own.
Have questions or comments for Brad? Just click on his name and ask away.