There is never a day that goes by that I don’t check my Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter account. I’d have to admit that my social media sites have become somewhat of an addiction. When I signed up for this class, I was excited to expand on what I thought I already knew about Facebook and Twitter. However, we learned more than I ever imagined was possible to know about the up and coming social media platforms. We set up a Google+ account, created additional Pinterest boards and analyzed my social media scores using Klout and SocialMention.
I think what I learned most was the means to analyze social media sites. I had never heard of Klout or SocialMention previous to taking this class. At the beginning of the class, my Klout score was 7 and now my score is 47 based on increased use of my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. If it came down to it, I think I have used Twitter more than any other platform in this class. By tweeting at my followers and retweeting others’ tweets, my Klout score has drastically increased. To reinforce what we learned on day 1 was that social media is all about being social. The fact that this class pushed me to tweet more and engage on my social media pages has really helped me to understand the impact that social media can have socially.
Lastly, this class has taught me the importance of having consistency among all social media sites. When I was job searching, I never realized the importance of making sure I presented myself in a positive light on all platforms. My Facebook has always been a more personal site but I have made an effort to make it appear professional and reflect me in a positive way. Thank you Carol for having us Google ourselves because it was a great reminder that everything we submit online is there forever. This class will prove to be invaluable in my future career no doubt. Because social media goes well beyond college..