CM313 Tools for the Digital Age Unit 5 Discussion Topic 1

Luis Reyes

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This week there is one Discussion topic that involves both creating accounts for a blog and a social network account as well as discussion of your experience using these tools. Discussion responses should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the discussion by making frequent informed references to course materials and Seminars. Remember to respond to classmates with comments that forward the discussion.

Start a NEW blog/account,* then edit your personal profiles to include current information and a photo. It’s not a NEW one, but its new to you, I have had it for a while, feel free to check out the blog as well as the website.

Start a NEW social network account,** then edit your personal profiles too,

I don’t use my real name on any social media site or anywhere on the web, unless and have to, my facebook name is King Louie, take a look;

include current information and a photo.

Include the URL.

Post responses in the discussion area to the following questions:
What information were you asked to provide in your profile? How might this information be used to connect you with products, causes, and other activities or things you support?
What potential is there to misuse such information if it falls into the wrong hands?
When it comes to social media, are you more concerned about privacy, or about getting access to things you want?
Respond to two of your peers.
“Friend” and follow at least two of your classmates.
Please note: Set the privacy settings to restrict access to the public.

* You may delete this account/blog after you have completed the course and received a final grade, or continue to use it afterward. It is your responsibility. You can sign up for an alternate e-mail account to use in the creation of your new Facebook account if you do not want to have it associated with your personal account.

** Facebook does not allow the use of pseudonyms, aliases, or pen names.

Here are my two microblogs on the topic of blogs.

Post two microblogs on the topic of blogging.

Select two out of the following list and describe in 140 characters or less for each post:

  • A tip for concise communication.  Here are the excellent tips for the article, Write short sentences and paragraphs
    Use “you,” “we,” and other pronouns
    Write in active voice, not passive
    Emphasize verbs, not nouns
    Use consistent terms, not jargon or acronyms
    Choose common, everyday words
  • Explain what a “hat tip” is.   Acknowledgment to a contributor toward an effort. Often used on blogs to let people know where the idea for the blog post originated.
  • Add a link to one of your microblog posts.
  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using blogs in a professional setting.

 

the benefits are huge, the amount of exposure that you get is unmatched if you market it right, like a viral video.

CM313 Tools for the Digital Age Unit 3 Discussion Topic 1
Luis Reyes posted Nov 25, 2017 8:49 PM Subscribed
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What are some benefits and challenges of using a microblog such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, especially as a tool to engage and develop your personal/professional network? I don’t see any benefits to Facebook, it is a social media site that doesn’t particularly target any topic for focus. Facebook is an FBI Database that will expose intimate details of that user, perfect for FBI to create a profile on you, or they just want to know where you eat, sleep, vacation, what you eat, when you eat, who are your friends and how close you are to them and family, and you share is up for grabs, and that not only includes the FBI and also includes any criminal elements that troll the sites for opportunities, whatever that translates too. So I do have a Facebook account, but I don’t use my name or employ it much. Now LinkedIn is an excellent site for employment reasons, it is a virtual resume online, as well as all the details of your education and work experience, one-stop shopping for employers. I have noticed that Facebook is now being used to vet people, for example when I was looking for apt. I had to sign into Facebook and show the tenet that I was not Al Qaeda. Here are other examples, the terrorist that ran over those people in New York with a rental truck, his Facebook is loaded with terrorist stuff. Now the social media sites are screening for that type of activity, I think that should have been from the beginning! So there are many benefits and as well as challenges with these sites. I think that media literacy is critical when using these site you have to know what you getting into, you’re on stage, smile for the camera.
If you have experience using microblogs, describe how you have used these tools to engage and develop your personal/professional network. Well with Linkedin, as I stated it is a virtual resume that there for all to see, exposure is good and bad, who are you getting exposed too?
If you do not have experience, explain what has prevented you from using them. There was a time when I gave up social media, but you need to have at least one these accounts, for vetting or for identification, did you know you really can’t delete your Facebook account, go ahead and try, you will always be able to get it back.

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Constance Deck
Nov 25, 2017 11:04 PM
Hi Louis, You are right that Facebook is an open book for anyone to see and take. One of my daughters, in one of her classes, was told a story about a woman who had put pictures up of her vacation. She worked in the school system. Later, she saw herself on a billboard promoting a men’s club and was fired. The picture was taken from Facebook and used without her permission, but she had no recourse. One of my other daughters had an experience where she had posted a photo, in it, she had a shirt on with the American flag and she is a police officer. Her photo ended up on someone else’s page looking like she was friends with this person and he was not someone she would have associated with. It took her two weeks to have the photo pulled from this page, and this was after repeated requests. Apparently, anyone can “steal” anything and there is little recourse, at least at the moment. On the upside, most police departments now have departments dedicated to catching criminals who prey on children.

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Luis Reyes
Nov 27, 2017 7:11 PM
Hello Constance,

You are very correct, yes all true, and most people take it for granted that the data that they share, even personal ones can show up just about anywhere, and digitally altered, so I take precautions, but even with that. What I really do is say ” what I post, will be exposed good or bad, so I try not to post at all, because yes, one comment can be misinterpreted, then what, your right you have no recourse. So buyer beware, in this case, whatever goes online stays online, FOREVER AND EVER, Yikes. Here another bit, if you are not a person of interest you got nothing to worry about, so if your not doing anything bad or contrary to the establishment, you should be fine, which in a way is good, but nowadays, it’s a reactive process, first the terrorist kills people then, they look at his facebook or other social media sites. What it needs to be, and they can do it very easily, it just an algorithm and they can catch a bunch of would-be terrorists, so the questions is why aren’t they doing that, they being the “establishment” just take my word on how easy they can do it for the sake of argument, what do you think?

 

CM313 Tools for the Digital Age Unit 5 Discussion Topic 1 Luis Reyes
Luis Reyes posted Dec 8, 2017, 7:03 PM Subscribed
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Discussion 1
This week there is one Discussion topic that involves both creating accounts for a blog and a social network account as well as discussion of your experience using these tools.

Start a NEW blog/account,* then edit your personal profiles to include current information and a photo. https://wp.me/P8FMw8-2

• Start a NEW social network account, ** then edit your personal profiles to include current information and a photo. Under King Louie in FaceBook, I would never use my real name on any social networking site.

• Include the URL. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549948334

I have posted the same picture of me on both sites.

• Post responses in the discussion area to the following questions:

What information were you asked to provide in your profile? Username, password, telephone number optional, not much to get going.

How might this information be used to connect you with products, causes, and other activities or things you support? I use these sites to promote The “Luis Reyes” Brand, positivity and well-being.

What potential is there to misuse such information if it falls into the wrong hands? I can show the number of attaches on my page on a graph, it’s not pretty, I have attempted hacks from everywhere, but mainly China and Ukraine,

When it comes to social media, are you more concerned about privacy, or about getting access to things you want? My privacy without a doubt.

Respond to two of your peers.

“Friend” and follow at least two of your classmates.

** Facebook does not allow the use of pseudonyms, aliases, or pen names.
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Victor Reyes
Dec 9, 2017, 2:38 PM
It seems that you have a good IT background. Your post says that you would never use your real name on any social media site, why? And do you have an idea of why China and Ukraine have so many hackers? I bet if those governments could find a way to tax the “hacking” industry some significant tax revenue would be gained.

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Luis Reyes
Dec 11, 2017 8:53 PM
Hello Mr. Reyes,

I have a decent background in I.T., it changes so fast that you have to keep up with the technologies, blogs have a lot of good I.T. information. I will avoid at all costs using my name for security reasons, I have been hacked before, so once bitten twice shy, why China and Ukraine are known to harbor “BLACKHAT” operators. Take a look at this site, it will answer some questions about security, http://map.norsecorp.com/#/

There are Black Hats and White Hats, good guys wear White, what do you think of that attack site?

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Amber Stone
Dec 12, 2017 2:18 PM
That’s pretty cool to know Luis! It’s almost inevitable these days-all the technology means more hackers and it gets competitive out there. My dad works for NASA, so I’ve always been warned about privacy and the web but it’s so much these days and so bad. It is a constant job to stay on top of all your internet accounts and security.

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Nabilah Pape
Dec 13, 2017 2:49 PM
Great job Luis! What’s the title for your blog, will you go with your name and Professional Services? Think about your audience, will they understand what the site is about?

Thanks,

Prof.Pape

Unit 7 Discussion Topic 1 Luis Reyes
Luis Reyes posted Dec 23, 2017 10:01 PM Subscribed
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Unit 7 Discussion Topic 1

Discuss how podcasts should be planned,
I have had a little experience creating a podcast, here’s what I did back in the day, or a long time ago.
First, ask what you podcast is for? Who is my audience, once you got those two, then Give them a great reason to listen, why are they wasting their time listing to your podcast, give them a reason? Great name or catchy, then write that script and start talking like James Earl Jones, or Sophia Lorena, get it down where you don’t have to read, then add some flavor or “personality” bam podcast.
And provide details on how they can attract an audience. It’s like building a better mousetrap, do that and people will beat a path to your door, have a great brand or marketing, of course, the products got to be good.
Discuss the demographics of your selected audience and why you have planned this topic and targeted audience for your podcast. The demographics would be similar to me, male between 20 and 55 that, enjoy exercise and physical activity, hiking and mountain bike or photography.
Include your personal experience planning the Unit 7 podcast script. Still, in the planning stages of writing the script, I will be using I tunes, and I have listened to many podcasts, I don’t typically listen unless I am looking for some specific information. My experience is first finding software like audacity then having the right hardware, laptop with mic and camera makes it easier, I have my own WordPress site and I host my own podcast, I have not promoted it yet, I believe that would take the most time, but well invested. You’re basically recording a high-quality recording and then publishing it

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William Salisbury
Dec 24, 2017 11:22 AM
Luis,

You pointed out the demographics of the people you believed would best match the theme and subject matter that is covered by your Blog site. It can be quite the challenge to set on a group or set of people who you want to focus on because there will always be outliers that do not fall in that group may find other reasons to enjoy the content you are putting out.

Did you post this in your Blog Post? Could you add the URL so we can go there and comment too.

-William Salisbury

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Luis Reyes
Dec 26, 2017 10:39 PM
Hello William,

Yes, demographics can be challenging, with a mountain bike, it is a diverse group of people and demographics can be slightly off, I believe it should encompass kids from the time they start to ride bikes, kids love mountain bikes, so demographics can be all over the place. I have not posted yet, but I will do so, thanks for your question and insight sir.

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Angel Burns
Dec 26, 2017 4:34 PM
Hi Luis. You give a lot of good tips for planning and implementing your podcast. One of the things that I will try to focus on is a catchy phrase or title for my podcast. I have listened to certain podcasts simply because the title was intriguing. Some of them ended up not producing to the level of their catch-phrase, but some did.

Thanks. Great post.

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Luis Reyes
Dec 26, 2017 10:41 PM
Hello Angel,

Yes, I believe that a great title is very important like you said, you listen to one because you were intrigued by the title or phase, it works, thanks for your excellent insight and input.

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Amber Stone
Dec 26, 2017 5:16 PM
So…what are your tips for attracting an audience? You did a great job explaining how podcasts should be planned. The topic title is difficult for me to come up with. I know it needs to be catchy but not too out there.

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Luis Reyes
Dec 26, 2017 10:43 PM
Hello Amber,

Why not “too out there” that’s exactly what you want, that’s how I would look at it, it a real attention grabber, you have to stand out there and create your “Brand”, thanks for your insight and input Amber.

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Nabilah Pape
January 8 at 6:00 PM
Thanks Luis,

I agree that without the correct tools and technology; having a podcast and one of quality would not happen. Good point.

Prof.Pape

 

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