Just a list of references for my research paper (social media)

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Social media in the workplace


Blaschke, L. M. (2014). Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learning. Research in Learning Technology, 22 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v22.21635

Kinsley, S. (2015). Memory programmes: The industrial retention of collective life. Cultural Geographies, 22(1), 155-175. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474014555658

Calvasina, G. E., Calvasina, R. V., & Calvasina, E. J. (2014). SOCIAL MEDIA AND HUMAN RESOURCE STAFFING: LEGAL, POLICY AND PRACTICE ISSUES FOR EMPLOYERS. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 17(2), 51-60. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.er.lib.k-state.edu/docview/1647822080?accountid=11789

Cornish, Alfonso N,I.I., J.D., & Larkin, B. (2014). Social media’s changing legal landscape provides cautionary tales of “pinterest” to sport marketers. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 23(1), 47-49. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.er.lib.k-state.edu/docview/1514693562?accountid=11789

Mitchell, C. J. (2014). Keep your friends close: A framework for addressing rights to social media contacts. Vanderbilt Law Review,67(5), 1459-1495. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.er.lib.k-state.edu/docview/1616525768?accountid=11789

Ravi, B. K. (2014). Social media and women: A critical evaluation of the behavioural disconnect. Academic Research International,5(2), 358-376. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.er.lib.k-state.edu/docview/1525757364?accountid=11789

van Laer, T. (2014). The means to justify the end: Combating cyber harassment in social media. Journal of Business Ethics,123(1), 85-98. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-013-1806-z










LinkedIn account discussion

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Today in my social media class we discussed an article in the U.S.News , “What recruiters think when they see your linkedIn profile.”

The article states, “Nearly 95 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates, a recent survey found.”
Impressive bit of information I thought. They go on to say, “If you want to impress the heck out of recruiters, answer their questions.”

These were the questions they chose:

  • Does this person really want the job?
  • Who does this person know?
  • Who has this person impressed?
  • Does this person even have a personality?
  • Is this person a big deal?

If this sounds interesting to you, click on the link and see what’s said about these questions.

I setup an account with linkedIn to help facilitate my eventual job placement. I have been steadily working on it to bring it up to a well organized, info packed presentation of my skills and other essential items necessary to get a great job.

3-way phone call

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Washington post story

Today in our social media class here at K-State college, we had the privilege of speaking to 2 guys (via 3-way phone call) that were involved many years previously in a court battle over child abuse. This was in the Washington Post newspaper. I’ll briefly describe some of the details of what happened.

On September 11th, 2001 Joshua Kaplowitz was charged with assault on a 7 yr old boy. Yes, it was just prior to the attacks on the Worlds Trade Center. Josh was an elementary teacher in DC’s inner-city and the boy, Raynard, was a student in his class.

From my reading of the story, I could sense a major unruly classroom full of very disobedient kids. I personally would never have had the patience shown by Mr. Kaplowitz to his kids. Raynard repeatedly asks to go to the bathroom (this stunt has happened many times) and because of all the unruliness of the classroom and Mr. Kaplowitz desperation, he leads the 7 yr old out of the classroom by his hand on the top of Raynard’s back and sends him away to the bathroom.

Later the kid accuses Joshua of  throwing him down to the floor out in the hallway, eventually leading to his arrest. This arrest had devastating effects that were long lasting to Mr. Kaplowitz and his future career.

Fast forwarding,

Out of the blue, Josh gets a friend request on Face Book from Raynard:

1/23/2012, 2:37 pm

Raynard Ware

Hey, Mr. Kaplowitz I’m Raynard as you can see. I just wanted to say I’m doing well. I graduated high school with a 3.6. I also had scholarship offers from Georgetown, Yale and Morehouse. I choose to attend Morehouse because I felt I wasn’t prepared for Yale or Georgetown. … I’ve re-evaluated the past incident and I just want to say I apologize for everything that happened. I would really appreciate it if I could hear back from you. ttyl!!

 WOW! That had to be a huge surprise to Josh. His decision to accept the offer wasn’t one that was quickly decided. Joshua still felt the pain inflicted all those years ago. He never even told his kids he had been a school teacher and his wife asked him if he hasn’t already had enough.

Joshua eventually confirmed the request.

The 2 of them have since built a relationship and have put the past behind them.

Back to the class phone call…

We all got to ask each of them a few questions of our own choosing, and got to hear from Josh and Raynard their responses and current affairs. I can’t quote either of them on their responses, but they seemed to be happy and at peace with each other. They were able to forgive and forget I guess.



Great advice given

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Myself, and my fellow bloggers  had the distinct pleasure of our college Dean, Ms. Verna Fitzsimmons in our social media class today. She gave us a history of her impressive career and some life lessons to follow in order to achieve similar results that she has gained. We spoke in length about what was most important in getting far in our life careers. A visual handout was given to us to better see the ideas she was describing. Cutting to the bare bones of it, we all are going to have events that require us to come up with solutions to solve them. Thinking critically is how we should approach them, and the way we choose our questions is important. We need to steer away from the “judger” questions; IE: “What’s wrong with me?” “Why doesn’t anything work?”  “Why is everyone so stupid and clueless?”  “Whose fault is it?”

Instead we should opt for the “learner” questions; IE: “What do I want?”  “What am I assuming and what are the facts?”  “What are my choices?”  “What’s possible?”

Choosing a learner mindset gives us the tools necessary to achieve heights we never considered even possible. So stay out of the judger pit and instead chose the path that carries you to the winners box!


Latest happenings…

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The first topic in my Social Media class this week was, “like a girl.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs
I watched a video that showed first young adult woman being asked to throw a ball like a girl,
run like a girl, etc. Then they had young adult males do the same. I was actually surprised to see the women doing the activities just the way the guys did, IE: when throwing a ball, barely throwing it while being awkward and dainty. I laughed at this part. Then they showed girls around ten years old doing the same tasks. They threw the ball with power and precision, as well as all the other tasks. I got tears in my eyes when I saw this happening. I knew where they were heading with this and I was saddened by my realizations. I realized that I was guilty of the same crap that caused this to happen. Us guys have demoralized girls into thinking their less than us, and cannot do things the way we do. As girls are becoming woman, they are vulnerable to criticism and it can be detrimental to later feelings of themselves. Women.. I apologize for allowing myself to be insensitive and bringing you down instead of lifting you up. It won’t ever happen again.

The other two topics will need lots of space, so they will be on their own blog.

A penny for my thoughts

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Three more topics in my social media class for me to share: Why the trolls will always win, can we auto-correct humanity, and new reality for marketing on Facebook.

“Why the trolls will always win” by Kathy Sierra is of course about internet trolls. This article was massive, which after a while of listening to the same thing with different words applied made me stop reading it. I’m not discounting it, I just got the point early on. Anybody who uses their words as weapons to hurt someone is just immature and self-centered. I personally don’t give them the time of day, let alone, give them a rebuttal. So I guess I don’t agree with the author.

“Can we auto-correct humanity” by Prince Ea was brilliant and moving. Now because of how it was done, this piece was both interesting and effective. If you haven’t seen it, do so. I have no shield up anymore as I am on the down-hill-run of my life, so I’ll tell you that I teared up at the end. Effective message?

For this one all I can say is this, figure out what is too much and try to monitor yourself as much as you can (when you remember to do so).

lastly, the marketing topic about Facebook’s new marketing strategy was both looooong, and TMI. I lost interest straight away. Ineffective approach regardless of the material. Do I like the idea they come up with? Can’t say it’s good or bad for me, as I don’t own a business.

See ya next time friends.