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MPM107 Summary

4 Oct

(Original)

 The article “Working the Twittersphere” discusses many aspects of the social media network of Twitter. It is discussed in this article how Twitter is used, and the new approaches people are using it for. It is discussed how the different people are using it for more than just personal reasons. It discussed how different professionals have been looked at on a case-by-case situation with this idea of using it for other aspects other than personal, and how sometimes the results are good and sometimes not so much.  It also discussed that professionals can use it to gather information to better their companies. It was discussed through the whole article how it is important to take control of what you want people to see you as through your social media. It discussed about establishing yourself in a way so that people will still view you as a professional.

 

(Evaluation)

This review made some basic points about the article, but it was missing where the work was from (using a work cited) so someone can see where to read the parts you are discussing. It was broad, which can be okay because it is just supposed to discuss what the main ideas of the article. The review only discussed a few of the points made, but did not elaborate on any of them. Some points were repeated, so I would go back and look at what has been repeated and combine ideas to reduce reputation. I think if you were to just review, add some work cited, made it clearer and non repetitive it would help the summary.

 

(Re-Write)

The article “Working the Twittersphere” discusses many aspects of the social media network of Twitter. What I found the article reapeated was the discussion of a few ideas. The first being how Twitter is used, and the new approaches people are using it for such as using it for professional reason, “he growth of online communication environments has been seen by many scholars and practitioners as an opportunity to extend the reach of public relations efforts to a larger number of current and potential organizational stakeholders. To manage these networks of relationships, many practitioners have become active users of social media..” (Glipin, 232). It also discussed that professionals can use it to gather information to better their business or to “[build] relationships rather than relying on media reports for publicity and image enhancement”(Glipin 246). Basically, this shows how someone can use a network such as Twitter to help the way the public view their business, without needing someone else (advertiser, marketer) to give them an identity; the average person can see the page and come to their own conclusions. It was also discussed through the whole article how it is important to take control of what you want people to see through your Twitter. It discussed establishing yourself in a way so that people will still view you as a professional, which all can relate back to that last quote taken from the article, because of this big emphasis of being able to create your own image. 

 

Works Cited

Gilpin, Dawn R. “Working the Twittersphere.” Microblogging as ProfessionalIdentity Construction (n.d.).

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MPM107 Participation

4 Oct

Participation is very important, from my experience in school, in a few different ways. I have seen it be a great way to get students involved in a topic, but it can also help students brainstorm things like the basic ‘who, what, where, when, and why’. I usually enjoy joining in and participating into class discussions, because I like being able to ask questions, or input information that to me, I think may help another student, because it is helping me at the moment, whether it is making connections, or thinking of it in a different way.  One website stated, “Listening is an essential skill and an important element of any discussion. Effective listeners don’t just hear what is being said, they think about it and actively process it.” (UNSW Australia Current Students). I think this is important, especially in a discussion because sometimes things are re said, or even when a question is asked (by the teacher to students, or student to student) and if you don’t listen to what they said, then the conversation will not end properly, because facts are being said but the question is not being answered, and it can become confusing for everyone. I think this is something that is important for not only me, but anyone to work on, because I think listening is a great skill to have, and it can change a situation from being confusing to very helpful and educational. Another website also brought up a great point generally, and it said “As with any spoken interaction, it is important to respect the opinions of others and be aware of the etiquette of spoken interaction (for example, turn-taking)” (University of Melbourne). I think sometime I get carried away in discussions with my own opinion, and should step back, and remember to look at if from different points of view.  

For more information visit the websites from the works cited, and read the other important points they discuss about participation.

 

Works Cited

 

University of Melbourne. Service for Students Academic Skills. 21 5 2011. 3 9 2013 <http://services.unimelb.edu.au/academicskills_old/speaking/participation&gt;.

UNSW Australia Current Students. UNSW Current Students. 1 9 2013. 3 9 2013 <https://student.unsw.edu.au/discussion-skills&gt;.

MPM107 Time Management

4 Oct

Time management is important, especially when you are a student, when you are juggling school, part time jobs, a social life, and family time. Personally, I think that I am usually good with managing my time, but there are points where I find myself disorganized, when I have just too much going on, and I found it hard to get back on track. When reading one article, it stated “Complete small tasks straight away rather than putting them off. This will encourage you to begin tackling larger tasks needing attention.” (UNSW Australia Current Students). After reading this I thought about my own life, and realized, when I tackle the small things first, I do think about the bigger tasks. I think I should use this more often because it also, for me at least, keeps my mind ‘clutter free’ with little things, so I can actually focus on the big things. Another tip I found was “Break difficult or ‘boring’ work into sections. This allows you to approach a large task as a series of manageable parts.” (UNSW Australia Current Students). I feel that this is something I do not do, and hopefully will try and use in the future. I think many times I have the issue where I put something off because I know it will be boring and take a long time, I know it does not sound very optimistic, but it happens. I think this tip will definitely help me, and it will be easier to add to a busy schedule because instead of taking a whole day, you can break it up into hourly sessions. To read the other tips about time management check out This Website.

Works Cited

UNSW Australia Current Students. UNSW Current Students. 1 9 2013. 3 9 2013 <https://student.unsw.edu.au/support-time-management&gt;.

MPM107 Problem Solving

4 Oct

Problem solving is very important, especially in a creative field, because usually what you will be doing is solving problems companies, or someone has, in a creative way, whatever that may be. I think its important to know how to solve problems rather than ignore them. The image shown is basically a problem-solving chart.  It shows all aspects involving problem solving.  For me, usually I am really good at gathering information, using different ideas I find in magazines, sketches, discussion, there are so many ways to gather information, and I usually enjoy this part, and am pretty good at it. I think where I could do better is usually developing alternatives. Although I enjoy gathering information, it can be hard sometimes to find solutions for your specific problem. I think it is the part that takes the longest, and can get frustrating when you are ‘stuck’. I think this website puts it right when they say “They overlap: you may have to return to earlier steps, or work them simultaneously, to find the best solution.” (The Study Guides and Strategies). Sometimes even after you think you have found the best solution, you might try it and it may not work, that is also why I think I have difficulty with developing because I want my solution to work the first time. I think this is a great article for anyone to check out if they are interested in problem solving, and reading about all aspects of it.

Works Cited

The Study Guides and Strategies. The Study Guides and Strategies. 1 9 2013 <http://www.studygs.net/problem/index.htm&gt;.