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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

Friday, October 6, 2017

The ESSENTIAL Four Items to Know about Multi-Functional Social Media (Like Facebook and LinkedIn)


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 FACEBOOK 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


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tips for using Facebook Groups



Have you used Facebook's Group feature?

Group pages are where people on Facebook with common interests can gather for discussions. Group sizes can range from a handful of people to thousands. There is a group for almost any topic you can imagine, from would-be entrepreneurs, to parents of fussy babies, to fans of various TV shows or websites.

Groups can be open, closed, or secret. An open group is a group where the posts are visible to anyone on Facebook.  A closed group requires approval from a group administrator to join.  Only group members can read the posts.  However, other people can still see that the group exists.  A secret Facebook group is one where you need approval to join, the posts are restricted to the group, and the group is hidden from Facebook's search engine.



To find a group you may be interested in, go to your profile's home page. Click Groups on the left.  There are 2 tabs. The tab of the left, Groups, is a list of the groups you are currently in.  The tab on the left, Discover, lists possible groups that you can join.

Here are some tips to make your transition to using Facebook's Group features a little easier.
 
1.  MANAGE YOUR TIME
 Decide in advance how much time you want to spend on your Facebook groups, and stick to it.  Sometimes finding other people with a common interest online is a little like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice In Wonderland.  You can learn new things, and completely lose track of your time. Giving yourself a limit--such as checking in and making comments for only 10 minutes a day, or an hour once a week--keeps you from losing track of other obligations.

2. REMEMBER YOUR PRIVACY (or lack therof)
Don't assume you have privacy from Facebook itself.  Some Facebook groups are about emotionally charged and/or confidential topics. While it's fantastic to find support, don't assume that Facebook isn't still accumulating data about you with every keystroke.  Remember, you can always take your conversation offline in a phone call.

3.  MANAGE YOUR NOTIFICATIONS 
Turn off your notifications.  Larger groups can be very active, with notifications going off every time someone starts a new thread, uploads a picture, likes your comment, or replies to one of your posts.  To forestall this, go to the group page, click on Notifications, and select "Off."

4.  FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE  - AND THE GROUP'S RULES
If the group forbids sales posts, don't solicit sales. Remember, if you don't like the rules, you can always create your own group. If you see a post that blatantly violates the group's rules (by featuring inappropriate content, for example), then flag or report it.

Treat others the way you want to be treated. Offer positive feedback when possible.

What are you favorite Facebook groups? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at the @tsmri account on Twitter.
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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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