Reflection post four

今天晚上, 我看我的朋友。我们视频。我很高兴看到她因为上个星期 我没有看我的朋友。我们说关于我的卧室。我们说关于卧室因为今天我在我家。她看到我的卧室。她问我关于卧室。我展示我的家给她。她说,“我觉得你的外婆很漂亮!” 她问我,“

你和外公、外婆很亲近吗?” 我告诉她是, 我跟我的爷爷和我的外婆很亲近。我告诉她我的爷爷过世了。 我说我的爷爷过世以后,我画了他的图片。我的爷爷生日的时候,我给我的外婆这张图片。 我的朋友看我在卧室的片。 她说,“很好!我画画画得不很好。”

然后,一个钟头, 我的朋友说“今天午上,我得出去”。她告诉我她会去拜访她的妈妈和她的爸爸。 她先坐火车,然后她坐汽车。她不常常看她的妈妈和她的爸爸。

她教我告诉她,“ 一路順風’ 然后, 我说一路順風

 

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Tonight, I saw my friend. We videoed. I was glad to see her because last week I did not see my friend. We talked about my bedroom. We talked about my bedroom because today I am at my house. She saw my bedroom. She asked me about my bedroom. I showed my home to her. She said, “I think your grandmother is very beautiful!” She asked me,
You and grandfather, grandmother very close to you? “I told her that I was close to my grandpa and my grandmother, and I told her my grandfather had passed away, and I said that after my grandfather died, I drew his picture, and on my grandfather ‘s birthday, I gave my grandmother this picture. My friend looked at my painting  in the bedroom. She said, “Very good! I do not paint well. ”
Then, an hour later, my friend said, “This afternoon, I have to go out.” She told me she would visit her mother and her father. She first took the train, and then she sat in the car. She does not often see her mom and her father.
She taught me to tell her, “have a safe journey” Then I said have a safe journey.

 

 

Third reflection post.

今天是周四。我先说我很累。陈人敏说,”下课你回你的家休息吗“ 我说 ‘没有。下课 我不回我的家。上课,下课以后,我有事儿。 我要去会议,Camp Kesem.” 她不知道“Camp Kesem”. 我说,“我们每年夏天给那些妈妈或者爸爸有癌症 的小孩 一个星期的免费夏令营camp. , 我去 Camp Kesem. 我的朋友说,这很好!

我请我的朋友旅行去放完我的家。她说她很喜欢旅行。夏天,陈人敏去加拿大旅行。在加拿大,她参观了 Victoria 和Vancover. 我说“明年夏天,你来见我。” 我的朋友教我这字:訪問。之前,我不知道这个词。我的朋友教我很多字。她说,“你喜不喜欢旅行?” 我说,“我不喜欢旅行。我很高兴享受生活。”

然后,我们谈论关于我们的家。我说我的哥哥没有小孩。她不要小孩。她觉得小孩很可爱,可是她不要有小孩。

我下课了, 我们说再见。下个星期,我没有课。下个星期我会看到我的朋友。我爱我的朋友。我会很想她.

 

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Today is Thursday. I first said I was tired. Chen Renmin said, “When you get out of class, you back to your home and  rest” I said no. I do not return to my home after class. After class, I have plans. I’m going to a meeting, Camp Kesem. She did not know about Camp Kesem. I said,” We give kids a cancer free week camp for mothers or fathers every summer. ” I go  to Camp Kesem. This is good!
I asked my friend to travel to finish my home. She said she enjoyed traveling. This summer, Chen Renmin traveled to Canada. In Canada, she visited Victoria and Vancover, and I said, “Come to see me next summer.” My friend taught me the word: Visit. Before, I do not know this word. My friend taught me a lot of words. She said, “Do you like to travel?” I said, “I do not like to travel, I am happy to enjoy life.
Then we talk about our home. I said my brother had no children. She does not want a child. She thinks children are very cute, but she did not want to have children.
I finished the class and we said goodbye. Next week, I do not have classes. I’ll see my friend next week. I love my friend. I will miss her.

 

 

Reflection post two

 

昨晚,我打电话给我的中国朋友。我在早上和她聊天。我们谈论了天气和四季。

我的中国朋友给我了一个中文名字。 我的中文名字是 墨羽悠。 我很爱我的中文名字。

她教我多字。 她教我怎么说“海鲜”因为我说我不喜欢吃海鲜。她说她也不喜欢吃海鲜。

然后,我们说 我们都没有男朋友。我们的家人很难应付。 我说我的妈妈和我的外婆很希望我的男朋友帅,有礼貌。我的家人觉得我的男朋友需要很好.

然后,我要上课了。 我们说再见。

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Last night, I called my Chinese friend. I chatted with her at night. We talked about the weather and the seasons.
My Chinese friend gave me a Chinese name. My Chinese name is Mo Yu. I love my Chinese name.
She taught me more words. She taught me how to say “seafood” because I said I do not like seafood. She said she did not like seafood.
Then we said we both did not have a boyfriend. Our families are difficult to cope with. I said my mother and my grandmother really hope that my boyfriend handsome and polite. My family feels that my boyfriend needs to be very good.
Then, I want to leave class. We said goodbye.

 

Reflection post one

在校,我打电话给我的中国朋友。这是我第一次看我的中国朋友。我的中国朋友的名字是陳人敏。我说我学中文因为我的外婆是中国人。 陳人敏教我中文。我们谈论关于篮球和体育馆。我说我很喜欢去我的大学体育馆。我的中国朋友不喜欢去他的体育馆。我们聊了一个钟头半。八点十五分我下课。我说我要回我的家。我要去睡觉。我们说再见。我下次看她。

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我和我的朋友。

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At school, I called my Chinese friend. This is my first time seeing my Chinese friend. My Chinese friend’s name is Chen Renmin. I said I studied Chinese because my grandmother is a Chinese person. Chen Renmin taught me Chinese. We are talking about basketball and the gym. I said I liked going to my college gym. My Chinese friend does not like to go to his gym. We talked for an hour and a half. At 8:15, my class is over. I said I want to return to my home. I’m going to sleep. We said goodbye. I  will see her next time.

 

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Me and my friend.

 

 

 

 

Chinese 201 welcome page

欢迎!

这是我的中文功课。我会说关于我的中文课。

我叫Morgan。我住在 Richmond。 我是大学生 。我在学中文。我会说 一点儿中文。我的外婆是中国人。我的外婆跟我的妈妈从台湾飞到美国。我的外婆在家里说中文。她教我一点儿中文。我的家人也在Richmond。 我常常会去看他们。我也有一个哥哥。他的名字是 Bobby。我跟我的室友住在校外。我有一个室友。我没有男朋友,不过我有很多朋友。我的专业是 Social Work and Strategic Advertising. 我的辅修是 Nonprofit Managment. 我有很多功课和考试。大学很难。我越来越忙。

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Welcome! This is my Chinese homework. I will talk about my Chinese studies.

My name is Morgan. I live in Richmond. I am a college student. I study Chinese. I speak a little Chinese. My grandma is Chinese. My grandma and my mom came from Taiwan on a flight to America. At home, my grandma speaks Chinese. She teaches me a little Chinese. My family also lives in Richmond. I also have an older brother. His name is Bobby. I see my family often.

I live off campus with my roommate. I have one roommate. I do not have a boyfriend, but I do have many friends. My major is Social Work and Strategic Advertising. My minor is Nonprofit Management. I have much homework and many exams. College is very difficult. I am very busy.

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这是我。

 

Website draft

In the works: a (really) rough draft…click HERE.

 

 

Part 1 and 2

Part 1.I have chosen Weebly as the site to design my final project on. I have to be honest the words “easy to use” are what drew me in. I am not too savvy navigating websites  and I really appreciated how there is a side bar next to the design that I am working on where you can literally pick what you want and then drag it in. I will be continuing to play around with it today, but so far I was able to upload pictures, change the cover picture, add a title, and insert a graph.

Part 2.  I am going to have several pages that people can click on for the different areas of my argument.  I think claim is going to be “Although social media and use of technology through the internet have become a large factor in the success of nonprofits, in order for an organization to most effectively reach it’s audience, both parties must take steps to ensure they are properly utilizing their time.”  This is a bit of a twist from what I originally was looking at (just the ways social media/technology benefit a nonprofit) but I stumbled across an article for a nugget post a couple classes ago that was speaking of the ways one should allocate their rime on social media to truly reach effectiveness and this got me thinking. (Much of what I found before speaks of the benefits of technology which is all super useful. I will probably make a tab “Ways technology is already being utilized by nonprofits and what this leads to”)

However, this new post suggests that in order to properly allocate your time on social media, there’s more than just posting and putting the information out there that needs to be considered ( only 35% of time should be spent engaging with the audience. (I’m assuming this is the actual postings) 20% of time should be creating and curating content, 25% should be researching and planning and 10% should be spent respectively analyzing past performance and collaborating with your [ public relations/ social media] team. And this got me thinking. Well if there is a certain way that social media teams of nonprofits should be looking to utilize their time to properly get information out there, is it possible that there’s a certain way the audience needs to respond in order to actually get them engaged? For instance, how many people actually follow nonprofit organizations as part of their time on social media? Do people even use social media as a means to access information or are they using it as a form of displaying their life? I am considering this because of another article I found that interested me. It was something big in the news recently when an Instagram model exposed the truth behind social media, saying it turned her life into a lie. But it was argued back that it was just the context in which she chose to use it.  I think in order for people to really benefit out of technology and social media and to be able to fully absorb information that is being thrown at them, they need to be willing to receive it. I will look for stats about this on what most people use technology/ social media time now and then from that, figure ways nonprofits can improve and still manage to reach these audiences.

I think use of social media as a way to benefit nonprofits is kind of a given. Plenty of nonprofit organizations have looked to instagram, twitter, Facebook, even snapchat. But what is not considered is HOW these organizations are using those outlets. Are they considering the specific audience at hand rather than just assuming social media/technology allows them to reach a large audience?? How much more effective are posts if one truly stops to consider the ways to reach an audience? And just as much, theoretically, an audience should be working to seek this sort of information. They must be willing to receive all the information nonprofits make available to them.

 

Disagreement sparks a new idea

This thought vector looks at whether one’s personal circumstances affect their response to the given area of technology they are investigating. (In this instance, go fund me and how people’s economic standpoints affect if they choose to give or not) This considers the audience as having much control.

 

On the other hand, this thought vector seems to be looking at social media as the side with more “control” rather than the audience at hand. It discusses the influence that media has on one’s self esteem/body image.

I want to consider in my own paper both what kind of influence use of social media can have, but also what a stronger impact it can have if targeting a specific audience, knowing this audience will respond a certain way. Ex. using key words in social media posts to induce giving.  Last class I decided I want to figure out ways that nonprofits can even further improve in their use of technology and I think this could be one way: seeing both sides of influence and keeping in mind the audience is still a factor. It’s not just posting, putting the word out there and expecting that to be enough.

 

 

Linking posts/taking a look

Searching back through my blog posts looking for my sources makes me wish that I had done a better job of actually properly tagging each post. I didn’t really know how to for a while so I used to just #tag like this until I realized that wasn’t the correct way to do this. I also wish that I had kept all my sources in one place, regardless if this had been a blog (I guess that’s what this blog post serves as) or in just a spreadsheet. It would have made re-finding everything much easier even if everything was not properly tagged.

  1. (not peer reviewed) HERE (reasoning behind why nonprofits should use social media)
  2. (not peer reviewed) HERE (different ways to consider using internet to advantage/time on social media..time should also be allotted to considering how to better reach audiences, evaluating results, etc.)
  3. Peer reviewed- HERE
  4. HERE:Purposes of online technologies in nonprofits (in terms of accountability and transparency)
  5. Information from my Nonprofit management course powerpoint (does this count as a source??): The Independent Sector recommends that every nonprofit include the following on its website:
    Vision and mission
    Code of ethics
    Conflict of interest policy
    Audited financial statements
    Annual report
    List of board members and officers and staff
    Bylaws
    List of contributors
    Any accreditations (Better Business Bureau)
    Rating body (CharityNavigator)
  6. Benefits and barriers of internet usage in nonprofits HERE
  7. I just realized my link for this one results in the library homepage…I need to refind it 🙁 but the information I grabbed was this nugget:This scholarly article actually gives a percentage of what amount of nonprofits utilized social media as of 2010, and it discusses the “untapped” potential that nonprofits have not yet reached through social media.
  8. “Implementing new business models in for-profit and non-profit organizations : technologies and applications” -Book available at Cabell library that I still have yet to go check out.. I feel this will be a gold mine of ideas.

Similar blogs: I think this investigator is looking at nonprofits as well, but in a different perspective.

 

You Make The Call

Part 1:

-Source 1: This has been all over the news online recently-a 19 year old instagram model Essena O’Neill announced that her life via social media was a “lie” and went back and edited all captions accordingly stating how many shots were taken in order to get that “right picture” and how fake she felt this all was. One particular article addressing this is the one HERE.
-Source 2: An article written by social media CEO Zach James:
calls out this Instagram model and redirects her as the lie, “You were the lie, not social media” Zach James choose Facebook as the way he chose to speak out about his thoughts on Essena O’Neill .

Both of these articles have resulted in a debate all around online (I just saw something in VCU’s own commonwealth times about this the other day) addressing whether social media is entirely detrimental or if it is all dependent on how it is used. Personally, I don’t have accounts for twitter, instagram or snapchat. But I do have these accounts under my nonprofit’s name and it is used as a mean to reach a large audience at once. Nothing about the posts made with these Camp Kesem accounts is even remotely close to a lie. I post updates about fundraisers, events, activities, etc. I do keep track of likes and how many shares and followers we get but the reasoning behind this is entirely different than that of those possessing personal accounts.

We use these statistics to allow us to know what are better times to reach our audience, if our posts were effective etc. (Facebook will actually tell you when you have a page how many people viewed your post, and what percentage more it is effective versus other posts) rather than as a means of self-validation.

Part2:

This other source differers in not even considering any negative aspects of technology. I suppose this is because it is looking at non profits exclusively rather than anyone’s use of social media. It speaks of how posting daily is a constant reminder of the mission, and reinforcing that to the public. It also allows organizations to engage and connect at a personal level while simultaneously reaching a larger audience. Ex. Being able to respond to posts or comments or tweet back answers to questions.

Source #2 differs in identifying the exact specifics a nonprofit should consider while using technology in order to utilize it effectively
This article also argues choosing the right network, content, how often you post etc. It is not enough to just use social media and expect it to reach it’s full potential in benefitting a nonprofit . It is only beneficial if it is used properly. Facebook takes number one for best network, twitter is second and Youtube is surprisingly third over instagram. (according to 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report)I had not yet considered this as a form of technology that nonprofits utilize (even though I am currently in the midst of creating a PR video for Camp Kesem to post on youtube for #givingtuesday)

Part 3 (Making the call!!)

-My personal stance on this is that social media is all how use it. In nonprofits, businesses, and other like organizations it can be very beneficial. And I also don’t think that these organizations should be the only ones to have access to use of social media or are that this is the only “right” way to utilize this form of technology. In fact, these organizations would have no audience to reach toward if the general public did not use social media. However, I do agree that it should be used for conveying ideas, messages, and news — and accurate information at that. By no means should it be used as a determination of self worth.

An image found on the second source from Part 2 on recommendations to effectively use social media: