I really enjoyed getting involved with the bike race! I never knew cycling was such a popular and interesting sport. It was so cool to meet people from all over the world. I had fun practicing my iPhone photography skills.
I haven’t used Twitter in a few years so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I found it easy and fun to tweet. I was so surprised to recieve responses from the people I was tweeting @! My tweets were favorited by VCU and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, retweeted by a reporter/anchor from CNN and I was tweeted @ by VCU Police. It felt great to interact with my community and help generate buzz about the race.
I’m really glad I took this course. It was fun and simple and I ended up learning a lot about utilizing social media platforms as promotional tools. Creating a Storify was new and intersting. But specifically, I lerned how twitter operates and how to effectively use #hashtags. I think I’ll be using Twitter more often from now on.
Thanks Jeff and Dr. B!