Tasks for Week 2

Thanks for a great start into our semester on Thursday! It was nice getting to know all of you at our first class meeting. I hope you are as excited about the semester as I am.

Here are a few reminders on tasks that you should complete in Week 2.  I want to make sure that we’re all on the same page as we enter our second week. If you missed our first class meeting, please jump on board right away. You cannot wait until our next class meeting to do so. 

By Friday (Aug. 26), you should have completed the following two tasks. If you haven’t, please get them done asap.

Join Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/masc291vcuvotes/)

Complete technology survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/vcuvotes2016)

And here’s what’s ahead in our second week:

On Tuesday (Aug. 30):

As explained on Thursday, there will be no class meeting on Aug. 30. Instead you should meet in your chosen teams to develop the platform presentations. Please see the course website for the assignment description. You can meet in the classroom, if you want. If the classroom is locked, please see Frances Lynch in the Robertson School front office to open it for you. Please e-mail your presentation link to me by the end of Wednesday (Aug. 31) and be ready to present in class on Thursday (Sept. 1). Go to the Facebook Group and under “Files” write your names and the platform you were assigned in class on Tuesday.

Also, create a Twitter account (or use your existing one) and send a welcome tweet that includes the hashtag #vcuvotes. Also start following our class account @vcuvotes and your instructor @marcusmessner. Tweet at least five times a week for the rest of the semester. For now tweet about news you find interesting and want to share with us as well as all things related to the presidential election. Let me know your Twitter handle under “Files” in our Facebook Group (plus your e-mail and phone number).

The last day to add or drop the class in on Wednesday (Aug. 31).

On Thursday (Sept. 1):

Be ready to do your platform presentation in class.

After Thursday’s class:

Clean up your existing social media accounts. By the end of Week 2, you need to have a professional online presence with personal content hidden behind privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter. We will talk more about that in class on Thursday.

Reading for Week 2:

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015


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