Generation Y and Social Media

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I’m a part of Generation Y. This means a few things:

  • I was born between 1982-1994
  • I am no stranger to technology
  • I was raised on the internet
  • A lot of my socializing has been on the web

As such, social media has been a huge part of my development into an adult. In fact, I thought it was somewhat odd to even talk about the advantages and disadvantages of websites such as Facebook and Twitter in some of my classes because that was never factored into my decision process of whether or not I would partake in these sites.

When I was 14, I made a MySpace, then a Facebook profile at 16, a Twitter account at 18, and now that I’m 20, I’ve started blogging and thinking about joining sites geared more towards the professional world. It’s been a pretty natural progression in my life, and I definitely anticipate myself continuing to be enthusiastic about social media.


Twitter turns 5!

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Its Monday, which means back to the real world, Spring Break 2011 is over, and SXSW is over. I personally don’t have much to report about SXSW because I was one of the unlucky participants to not have a badge and was under 21, severely limiting my options. But I’m not here to complain.

So, while we mourn the end of Spring Break and SXSW, we can also celebrate because today is Twitter’s 5th brithday!

Five years ago today, Jack Dorsey posted the first tweet.

“just setting up my twttr”

Twitter, since then, has accomplished some pretty major milestones and proven to be a great tool in the professional world, especially in PR. One of the milestones was Twitter’s debut at SXSW in 2007. I know right? How appropriate.

So Happy Birthday Twitter.

R.I.P. Spring Break 2011



Jess Manocchio and Corporate PR

In Uncategorized on March 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Last Monday in my PR class, we had corporate PR professional Jess Manocchio to come speak about her experience in the industry. Sadly, I was not in class that day on the account of I was sick.

However, being the social media fanatic that I am, I followed my professor’s tweets of the key points as she tweeted throughout class. And even though I was not actually present, I still learned some good points:

-PR internships are extremely imporant.

-Really hone your writing skills.

-Treat your associates and your shareholders and press equally when distributing news.

-Taking an accounting class can be beneficial.

Among many other great tips.