When I was first told in my PR Writing Class that I would have a Twitter assignment, I was not the most excited person in the world. Twitter is something that I never really understood in terms of social media. It even became an ongoing theme with most of my friends that we would use ridiculous hashtags in our conversations, #clever right?
As the semester went on, however, I started to see all of the benefits that came with using Twitter. My professor, Dr. Gee Ekachai, would always bring in different professionals to come speak to my #PURE3600 class. Each lecture was fascinating, and I always felt like I had more questions for the guest speakers. Fortunately, Twitter gave me the opportunity to ask these questions to these speakers.
I became more knowledgable about all of the different functions that Twitter offers. As I made more connections with the guest speakers, I would find out about more professionals in the same area. This idea intrigued me, because I love the idea of being able to reach out to new people and make professional connections. In the world of PR, this is vital in order to find a career. That is why Twitter and LinkedIn have become the essentials for any professional trying to find a position at an agency or business.
Not only was I making more connections, but I was starting to notice that my tweets were getting more favorites and re-tweets. This just goes to show that practice makes perfect in the Twitter universe. Although I was very hesitant at first about having a Twitter assignment in my PR writing class, I ultimately learned so much about the social network and all of the benefits that it had to offer. As a result, I am happy to tweet one more last time with the hashtag, #PURE3600. Thanks for a great semester, Gee.