Growing Social Networks – Comparing theories

This will be my last blog post for my Communications 506 coursework, but it definitely is not my last blog post at The Chron-nicoles. This semester I learned about the theory and structures that make up social networks. Having been someone who was using: WordPress blogs, Twitter, Facebook pages, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, YouTube, Klout, and Hootsuite prior to taking a course on “Using/Managing Communication Networks” I already had practical experience.…

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3 Ways to Succeed at Personal Branding

Welcome to Writing/Communications Wednesdays. Before I started my Masters program in Communications and Technology, I thought I was digitally literate and taking a course in “Using/Managing Social Networks” and “New Media Narratives” this term I’ve learned a lot so far about fitting in with the digital communications community. Theory vs. Practice – Social Networking not Social Media My practical knowledge from previous professional and personal networking experiences has proved invaluable. There’s something…

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Social Networking for Businesses – Building Consumer Trust

Welcome to writing/communications Wednesday. Today’s post is on the theme of Safety in social media networks as we are looking at this topic this week in my “Communications 506 – Using/Managing Communications networks” course. “Safety is the motivation to derive support from one’s social environment” (Kadushin, 2012, p. 72). Social media users like to feel safe in their online environments and this involves a level of trust in those who are…

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I’m going to be a Master: Grad school begins

The thing about graduate school is that is really is a life change. I took me about two years to select the programs I ended up applying for. I have to say being fortunate enough of getting accepted more more than one university was a dream, but it also made for a very difficult decision. There were many aspects to consider when choosing a program. What the deciding factors came…

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Oh you’re in communications…so what do you do exactly?

The one and only reason I wish I were not in the field of Communications is because it’s not one of those one-word answer job descriptions like doctor, lawyer, accountant. The conversations tend to go something like this: Inquirer: “So what do you do?” Me: “I work in communications,” I said and then brace myself for the next never-fail question. Inquirer: “Soooo what does that mean exactly? Do you like…

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