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Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:41:04 +0000


Earth Day On PROpenMicmeried

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:57:54 +0000

I made a comment on Lauren’s post “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” on PROpenMic regarding how Earth Day this year seemed like a much bigger deal than it has in the past because of these 2 reasons: People are connected more online than ever before (surge of Earth Day statuses on Facebook and […]

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Good PR: Dunkin Donutsmeried

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:05:17 +0000

Back to the subject of iced coffee… Yesterday, on April 21, Dunkin Donuts had a nationwide promotional event to support the nonprofit organization Homes for Our Troops. Dunkin Donuts declared it National Coffee Day, selling the small 16 oz. coffee drinks for only 50 cents! Five cents of that cost would be donated to Homes […]

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Comment on Tweetertainment: Celebs and Stars on Twittermeried

Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:53:28 +0000

A classmate of mine, Lauren Gaulin wrote an interesting post on celebrities on Twitter. Read it and let her know what celebrities you follow and your thoughts on the matter!

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Bad PR for McCafes in Real Lifemeried

Mon, 20 Apr 2009 05:10:19 +0000

Due to our addiction to coffee, my sister and I have been intrigued recently by McDonalds new line of coffee drinks called McCafe. On our Easter weekend trip from Clemson to Myrtle Beach (around a 4 hour drive in case you were wondering) we stopped at McDonalds to try one. We should have taken it […]

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Twitter Helps You To Become a Better Writermeried

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 02:57:28 +0000

Thousands of times through out my education, ever since I start learning how to put shaky letters together in kindergarten I have heard the phrase, “To be successful in whatever you want to do, you have to be a good writer.” I heard this phrase again today at the Communication Studies job fair from a […]

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Branding through Social Media in REAL LIFEmeried

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 04:52:54 +0000

I commented on a classmate Allie’s blog on branding online and offline. On a personal level when I was interviewing for an internship I had an eye opening experience when it came up in conversation that he had just hired a social media “guy.” It brought all of the things that I had been reading […]

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Employing Generation F (for Facebook)meried

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 04:53:54 +0000

After reading so much about how tough it is for graduates and young professionals to find jobs in these tough economic times, it was refreshing to find Gary Hamel’s advice for companies to “understand these Internet-derived expectations, and then reinvent its management practices accordingly” when employing Generation F or Generation Facebook. This immediately caught my attention, […]

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Strategies Offline to Enhance the Blogging Experience Onlinemeried

Sat, 28 Mar 2009 05:43:45 +0000

Fifteen year old blogging extraordinaire  Alex Fraiser wrote an interesting post about preparing yourself before blogging. I found that I have run into a lot of the same frustrations with blogging and found these tips very helpful. It is important to ease yourself into the blogging mood by working in a space that you are […]

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Social Media on Change in Societymeried

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 05:12:52 +0000

I found this interesting video from Joel Mackey or commonly know as webaddict on twitter. The video is a slideshow showing how AIG’s reputation has most definitely taken a blow from their executives taking an exclusive, luxurious, and most importantly $440,000 retreat right after AIG got the federal bailout. Social media is mostly responsible for the […]

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Blog Used to Communicate God’s Urgent Messagemeried

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:51:09 +0000

As some of you may have heard well-known Reverend David Wilkerson and of his World Challenge Ministries, his interdenominational church Times-Square Church in New York and of his book, The Cross and Swtichblade. Most recently you may have heard of him because he used the power of blogging to communicate his urgent message that he […]

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