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On Bridging the Gap: Students, Teachers and Social Media

Thank you so much. I was waiting for an educator to write in and tell me if I was right about this type of Social Media integration. The insight into the system that you use is appreciated. Would starting a Facebook group be something that you would be willing to do? Just curious.

 

Hope you have a wonderful day.

October 7, 2011    View Comment    

On I Miss The Social Media Echo Chamber.

This is a brilliant article, Adam. I too remember the days of circling a bunch of like minded waggons, skaking hands, exchanging tweets, complementing each other and trying to become the best "Social Media Guy" ever. In essence; for the most part, Social Media managers are in a giant pile composed of other Social Media managers. They are clawing and climbing their way to the top of the hill...but once they get there, what has that done for their client?

The focus is and always should be the client.

 

 

 

October 6, 2011    View Comment    

On Bridging the Gap: Students, Teachers and Social Media

Exactly! You and I see the benefits of such a program and I hope more educators, PTA's and school districts do to. It could really change the game and benefit everyone.

October 6, 2011    View Comment    

On Bridging the Gap: Students, Teachers and Social Media

Thanks for your comment, Ashley! I do feel the pain of the parent you speak of. My son has an online platform that allows us o log in and check on his grades and attendance. This is great that they are trying to reach out and make our children's educational progress available for our review but it falls short in so many areas. There is no ability for messaging, logging in is difficult and clunk, not to mention that this is a very REACTIVE approach rather than a PROACTIVE approach. What good does it do me as a parent to see a failed test score AFTER my child has failed. I would much rather know that a test is coming and be able to prepare my child for success.

 

Thanks again for taking time to comment on y article. I appreciate it very much.

October 6, 2011    View Comment    

On Bridging the Gap: Students, Teachers and Social Media

Thank you so much, Pam. If someone would just tell my wife to listen when I speak, my world would be sooo much easier. :)

October 6, 2011    View Comment    

On Bridging the Gap: Students, Teachers and Social Media

Thanks Brad! It's almost too obvious. Still, I think its time to move forward. I've recently read a few articles about teachers in Canada that are doing this in some way, shape or form. We'll keep a close eye and see how it goes.Have a great day!

October 6, 2011    View Comment    

On Bridging the Gap: Students, Teachers and Social Media

Thanks for your input Adam! I appreciate you taking time out and posting a comment. I agree with you totally!...our children are going to grow up in a VERY different world than we did (or our parents) Social Media will be a huge part of their lives whether we accept it or not. We might as well embrace it, shape it and create its boundaries.

 

 

October 6, 2011    View Comment    

On The Maverick Genius

Many, many thanks to Steve Jobs and what he did for a product I love. I'm typing away on my MacBook pro, reading an iPad and checking my twitter feed on an iPhone. If that doesn't sum up with he has meant to the global technology community, I do not know what does.

That said, let us remember that a family lost a father and a brother. Keep them in your prayers.

Say hello to heaven, Steve.

 

October 6, 2011    View Comment    

On The Social Media Trap

Great article, David! You are spot on. One of the frequent questions we are faced with when presenting to a potential client is "What is the ROI" and "What successful campaigns has your company been a part of? ... It is these questions that a Social Media marketer must be able to answer. If they can't, they should be prepared to get shook loose once the "shake-up" happens.

October 5, 2011    View Comment    

On Sex sells, Social Media influences

Great point, Jamie. I think that a good blogger can be one of the most influential voices for your brand. The important thing is that you make sure to source them for their thoughts, respect their opinion and give them some type of exclusive access to your product or brand.   

August 6, 2011    View Comment    

On Sex sells, Social Media influences

Great work on this blog! I've actually seen the power of the "influencer" at work. 

August 5, 2011    View Comment    

On Facebook Followers are Earned... Not Traded

 

Tony, 

If you think that the people you "like" are going to keep you in mind should someone need services that you provide, you are most likely mistaken. The WHOLE POINT of social media is to be SOCIAL. It is to curate an organic followship that is engaged and cares about Tony. Exchanging "likes" removes the voice that people identify with and give their loyalty to. I think of it as a short cut for people who are concerned with numbers and not concerned with HOW SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS. In essence, you are surrounding yourself with people who know little about social media and could care less about your "business card".

I could be wrong, but they might as well be robots. 

Andy-

 

May 23, 2011    View Comment    
 
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