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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

 

 

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The PR Channel:

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

This week in my PR class, we had guest speakers LuAnn Glowacz and Christine Cox from the PR Channel talk to us about their experience in the PR world. They gave us some great insight into what we should be doing as students to aide us in our future careers, such as really honing our writing skills, snagging as many internships as possible, and how blog commenting is just as important as actually blogging.

They really made me feel at ease concerning my transition from the academic world to the professional world by giving me such great tips. They totally sold me on PR as a career path, and I thank them for that.

So, following class last Wednesday, I started a new project. One of my best friends and I started a new blog. It is in the beginning stages, so there is not much to report. However, it is designed to help us in our job searches in a couple years. As soon as we have some content I will post the link on here. I really hope y’all will read it and give us feedback at that time!

Calling All Hipsters:

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

If you live in Austin, TX, then you will have undoubtedly come across one, or one-hundred, people that identify themselves as “hipsters.” If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, they are the young adults (about 15-30 years old) with fake Buddy Holly glasses and ironic t-shirts. In fact, the definition of Hipster is very vague, making it possible for just about anyone to fall under this category.

Regardless, there is a social networking site coming just for this demographic. Usehipster.com has been vaguely (go figure) identified as a combination of Foursquare, Twitter, and Quora. Someone recognized a growing public and created one spot these like-minded people can get information they deem important (like who is the best locally-owned Thai restaurant in town).

So, if you live in Austin, San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles, and think you may be a hipster, then check it out. If not, you’re so “midtown.”