Need a recap of tonight’s hang-out? Read on to find out what went down in MGC 203 at 8 pm!
The omnipresent @talan kicked off with a mini-lecture on how long social media’s been around – think as early as 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a church and set the Protestant Reformation in motion. Talan also gave a brief bio, portrayed social media as an evolving organism, and plugged AU SOC’s #HelloMcKinley contest. Find out more at SOC’s website for the event!
Ezra Klein Speaks at AU: Journalism, politics and social media intersect
Ezra Klein, noted political blogger, journalist, columnist and social media titan for the Washington Post, didn’t waste any time getting to his point during his address to American University last Thursday.
“Here’s why Congress is horrible,” Klein said, proceeding to present a detailed and statistically supported summation of the many problems with the legislative and executive branches of the United States government in its current form. He outlined the problems with excessive polarity in the Senate and House, bemoaned the increasingly popular filibuster tradition that allows legislators to make protracted speeches for political maneuvering, and emphasized that this Congress has been the least productive in the history of the institution.
Welcome to AU’s Social Media Club!
The time has come to say goodbye to exotic vacations, beach umbrellas, relaxation, 12-hour sleep sessions – that’s right, summer has come to an end. But don’t get yourself too down in the dumps, because AU’s Social Media Club is revving up for an amazing year!
So, you’re probably wondering: What is the Social Media Club anyway? Do you guys just sit around and tweet at each other? I can just do that in my dorm room!
First of all: we do tweet at each other occasionally. Usually we’re not in the same room.
It’s almost here. And it is going to be bigger and better than ever. Not convinced yet? Here are 10 reasons why you should go to SLS 2013 this weekend.
10. Build your network – online and offline
Sure, this is a social media conference, but that’s not to say the people that will be there won’t be totally awesome. Meet other social media savvy tweeters and Facebookers face to face. Meet that blogger that you follow daily in the flesh, meet other students with the same interests and majors, and meet the amazing panelists and keynotes. You never know what could come from it!
9. The food – Cava, Dunkin’, Honest Tea, & more!