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Monday, December 4, 2017

The TOP 9 Items to Know about Photo-Focused Social Media (Like Instagram)


This semester, the students in Dr. Edwards's Social Networking Course (COMM 5310) selected one of the 13 Social Media Categories and are becoming EXPERTS in the technology that they selected.

TOO MANY TO CONQUER
There are SO many types of social media technologies and it is hard to be an expert in ALL of the social media technologies. So, this assignment challenges students to become experts in a certain social media technology and to communicate this on their resume. 

This one is focused on PHOTO-FOCUSED and was created by: Briana Welsh, Tristen Thompson, Molly Stewart!

Please help the students in the course - SHARE!!!


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com




Monday, November 27, 2017

The TOP 7 Items to Know about Learning-Focused Social Media (Like Coursera, Lynda, Udemity)


This semester, the students in Dr. Edwards's Social Networking Course (COMM 5310) selected one of the 13 Social Media Categories and are becoming EXPERTS in the technology that they selected.

TOO MANY TO CONQUER
There are SO many types of social media technologies and it is hard to be an expert in ALL of the social media technologies. So, this assignment challenges students to become experts in a certain social media technology and to communicate this on their resume. 

This one is focused on LEARNING-FOCUSED and was created by: Sarah Manning, Meyhar Bhattarai, Olivia Mathis!

Please help the students in the course - SHARE!!!



The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com




Monday, November 20, 2017

The TOP 9 Items to Know about Audio-Focused Social Media (Like Spotify and Pandora)


This semester, the students in Dr. Edwards's Social Networking Course (COMM 5310) selected one of the 13 Social Media Categories and are becoming EXPERTS in the technology that they selected.

TOO MANY TO CONQUER
There are SO many types of social media technologies and it is hard to be an expert in ALL of the social media technologies. So, this assignment challenges students to become experts in a certain social media technology and to communicate this on their resume. 

This one is focused on -FOCUSED and was created by: Devynn Case, David Ellis, and Amanda Moore!

Please help the students in the course - SHARE!!!


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com



Monday, November 13, 2017

The TOP 8 Items to Know about Business-Focused Social Media (Like Asana, Slack, Yammer, Sharepoint, Basepoint)


This semester, the students in Dr. Edwards's Social Networking Course (COMM 5310) selected one of the 13 Social Media Categories and are becoming EXPERTS in the technology that they selected.

TOO MANY TO CONQUER
There are SO many types of social media technologies and it is hard to be an expert in ALL of the social media technologies. So, this assignment challenges students to become experts in a certain social media technology and to communicate this on their resume. 

This one is focused on AUDIO-FOCUSED and was created by: Ashly Jobbins, Isabel Briseno, Brandon Sermon!

Please help the students in the course - SHARE!!!


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT




Saturday, November 11, 2017

We Are Looking for People Who are Passionate about Social Media and Who Can Tell Stories - Dr. Edwards


When we posted our application for new Social Media Coaches on our university's listserv, the Texas Social Media Research Institute received a wealth of applications and inquires about the organization. - Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards (Executive Director of @TSMRI)

Here's one of my responses to a student:

Good afternoon! I hope you are having a great day! The organization is looking for individuals who are passionate about social media and who can tell stories for community organizations on social media.


We are looking for influencers and people who can educate others. Basically, if you can learn a new technology, TSMRI is for you!


During the interviews, our Social Media Coaches suddenly transform inform into seasoned professionals as they interview their peers for coveted positions as a member of the Texas Social Media Research Institute. Through this experience, the students become part of a research project and gain valuable skills as a social media content generator.

Through this position, they also get to network with other social media professionals and learn new social media techniques.


 

This experience is one-of-a-kind and it provides an opportunity for students to participate in an internship without leaving campus (especially if they do not have transportation). 

We had amazing interviews and we cannot wait to announce our newest Social Media Coaches!



The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Monday, November 6, 2017

The TOP 10 Items to Know about Video-Focused Social Media (Like YouTube and Vimeo)


This semester, the students in Dr. Edwards's Social Networking Course (COMM 5310) selected one of the 13 Social Media Categories and are becoming EXPERTS in the technology that they selected.

TOO MANY TO CONQUER
There are SO many types of social media technologies and it is hard to be an expert in ALL of the social media technologies. So, this assignment challenges students to become experts in a certain social media technology and to communicate this on their resume. 

This one is focused on VIDEO and was created by: Lacriessia Malone, Alex Barger, Katy Seiferman!

Please help the students in the course - SHARE!!!


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Need a Job After Graduation? Join @TSMRI!


Need a Job After Graduation? Join @TSMRI!

Tarleton graduates NEED experience on their resume BEFORE their graduation date. 90% of TSMRI graduates gain employment in the field within FOUR months of graduation. Gain up to three years of social media experience by becoming a Social Media Coach with the Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI).

The internship is ON-CAMPUS and provides students with a faculty mentor. Through the internship, students have access to signature experiences: 1) Social Media Study Abroad, 2) networking with social media professionals in the field, 3) opportunities to become a social media entrepreneur while attending college, and 4) to build their personal brand on social media platforms!



RSVP to attend a group interview on Thursday, November 9th at 12pm or 12:30pm in the OA Grant Building (3rd Floor - Room 394). - RSVP Form - http://www.tinyurl.com/tsmriopeninterviews/

For more information, please contact TSMRI on Twitter - @TSMRI or email Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards (jtedwards@tarleton.edu).

There are opportunities to earn upper-level communication credit for participation.

Find out about the most recent social media news! - http://www.texassocialmediaresearch.com

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com
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