Twitter in Entertainment Weekly

May 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm (Personal, Responses) (, )

I receive Entertainment Weekly in the mail and I have not had time to look at any of them besides a quick flip through in a couple months. They have begun to pile up in a basket in my room. Well in the process of my cleaning and packing spree this week, I started flipping through more of them. In one of them there was an article on Twitter and the rapid success and popularity it is having. I had never heard about Twitter until this class (PRCA 2330: Introduction to Public Relations) and now I feel like I hear about it all the time. My mom even has Twitter.

This article mainly talked about the celebrities that are on Twitter and all the followers they are accumulating. I think the publicity Twitter is receiving is excellent. It may have the ability to be bigger than Facebook.

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WKRP

April 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm (Responses)

I used to watch WKRP in Cincinati when I was in high school when it used to come on Nick at Night. I had never seen this particular one though. It was quite humerous. I thought it portrayed what bad PR can really do to a company and how not completely thinking something through can affect your business/company. You can find the video by going to my professors blog. It was a funny one. Especially to me, because I think turkeys are funny looking birds.

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AP Style

April 27, 2009 at 10:14 am (PR Connections, Responses) ()

In response to Barbara Nixon’s (www.publicrelationsmatters.com) blog post on AP Style. I find that AP style is a lot easier for me to follow than APA style. When I think of AP I think of a more laid back type of writing and it doesn’t really stress me out like APA style tends to do. Maybe it is because of the types of things AP and APA are used for. APA is used more for research papers, which tend to stress me and most people out anyway, as where AP is used for Press releases and other smaller assignments in my public relations classes. I have not seemed to have much trouble with AP style. Maybe I had a good journalism teacher.

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Tribes

April 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm (Assignments, Responses)

In Seth Godin’s video, he discusses his book “Tribes”. Seth Godin really knows how to keep his audience’s attention. He keeps his presentation humerous while at the same time getting his point and ideas across.

Find something that you are really passionate about and that moves you and become a leader within that. This will be the type of tribe that you are capable of leading. Godin says you only need one thousand people who agree with you to begin. This will soon grow. You cannot be afraid of getting criticized. He says it is not easy being a leader for the fear of failure but those who overcome that fear turn out to be successful in most cases. Nobody can make it far without taking risks in their lives (i.e. jobs, personal areas of life, etc.).

Each and every group we are involved in is a tribe in some way. Everyone enjoys being a part of something in some shape or form. This is the reason there are hundreds of tribes just waiting to be created in the world. Tribes are excellent ways to  make connections in the world of public relations and every student studying PR wants to make connections to help themselves out in the future.

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PR class throughout the state of GA

March 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm (Personal, Responses) (, , , )

One of my good friends recently got engaged and when she called me to fill me on the story of the whole event, she was talking about school. We are both public relations majors. She attends University of Georgia. She was asking if I had ever had that teacher that requires her students to open a Twitter account and begin using it as a networking tool. I was a little in shock and could not believe she knew who my PRCA 2330 teacher was, Professor Nixon. In one of her public relations classes, she is required to do the same thing. Her teacher is friends with Professor Nixon and decided to use her idea to get students started on using social networking sites to our advantage. I thought what a small world this is and I am glad other students are having to do the same things we are here at Georgia Southern.

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