Last night while trying to complete an assignment for my Social Media as Mass Communication class I ran into a very interesting article shared by one of my classmates. The article titled “Prezi versus PowerPoint for presentation visuals,” basically broke down the pros and cons of each. Until just a few months ago I had never heard about Prezi before, now thanks to my Social Media as Mass Communication teacher, not only do I know what Prezi is, I know how to work it and I am obsessed with it. Even though I am still exploring and playing with the site, I am conscious of the great tool Prezi can be as long I know how to use it and apply it correctly.
This also made me think of all of the things learned during this course. The semester is coming to an end, and as every normal person does when coming to the end of something, I have been looking back at all the things that I have learned and shared with my teacher and classmates.
When it comes to social media, everyone considers themselves an expert. It is really hard to find people who really understands the power that social media can have when used correctly. During this course I have had the chance to get a glimpse of what can be done with social media. Even though I had a presence in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, I never really understood the power of these. In addition to that I was able to experiment with sites like Pinterest, I created a blog and I even created a LinkedIn profile which has already helped me make some very good connections.
I used to think social media was an entertainment thing. Knowing how to strategically and successfully use social media could be a very important tool in my career, and I am certainly glad my teacher helped me realized this early on.