Erika Brewington’s Blog



My Week Of Twitter

When Dr. Nixon told our Intro to PR class that we were going to be signing up for a twitter account and using it throughout the week, I had no idea what she was talking about. I had never heard of twitter before and I had no idea what to expect.

Once she had given our class a few tutorials on how the networking system works, I began my week of twitter. At first, I was very confused and it just seemed like people used it to update their status exactly how you would on facebook. Then I realized that you could reply to a persons update and basically have a conversation with them. You can also send a person a Direct Message, which is kind of like an e-mail. Dr. Nixon showed us that we could search for anything pertaining to our class by using the hashtag #PRCA2330 and this was very helpful as well.

We were given a list of people to choose from to “follow” and it did not take very long to figure out that many of these people could be future resouces to us as we begin looking for internships and job searching. Many of them replied or sent a Direct Message to me and seemed very helpful and enthused that we were learning to navigate twitter and use it to our advantage.

At the beginning of the week, I was not looking forward to doing this assignment. It seemed tedious and I did not understand how it could be of any use to me. However, by the end of the week I understood how helpful twitter can be and I will most likely continue using it for networking purposes and just as something fun to do when I have spare time. I’ll just have to stay away from it when I have homework or studying that needs to be done..

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the One Week of Twitter experience. It’s good to hear that you’re understanding the power it may have in the life of a PR professional.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 8 months ago


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