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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UCO, twitter and tomorrow, in #clarkclass

Two UCO speakers tomorrow will close out this session of speakers for #clarkclass, Twitter for Journalists, people who work to make this place a "social media university." 
When I started this class, I had no idea
where it was going, and it continues to evolve, to change, with the times, with twitter, with the needs of my students.
What has astounded me most is how relevant twitter seems to them all, and what an abundance of great resources and people there are to help us all learn. 
Tomorrow, we'll hear about the "corporate" use of twitter, essential for an institution, from Assistant Vice-President in University Relations, Adrienne Nobles, and Social Media  and Web Marketing Director, Monica K. Helms. 
What impresses me most about these two "with it" women is that they're highly professional, and yet maintain their individuality on their twitter pages. Adrienne's "Generally awesome, specifically fantastic. Please don't tell me to keep calm." Monica's "Making awkward situations even more so since 1987...with an itchy twitter finger." Their advice to students and perspective on twitter's importance in all professions and fields is invaluable.

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