Here is my first blog post – created for the BMC 312 course – Social Media Essentials. I agree with other classmates that navigating this platform is a bit confusing at first, but I am practicing.
My Twitter username is @IsraSafadi . I actually don’t use Twitter and created this account for this course. I am a Facebook and Instagram user.
A bit about me is that I was born in Calgary and studied commerce at Haskyane School of Business (University of Calgary) with a major in Marketing. Currently, I work at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Social Work as the Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator. This was a natural shift for me because I have a great passion for social justice issues. Some of my interests include listening to music, reading, working out, and fashion.
One thing that I am looking forward to learn in this course is utilizing social media platforms that I haven’t used before. For example, this is my first time using Twitter. I noticed that the language seems to be a lot more conversational and short. This is really interesting and already I see a lot of conversations going back and forth. I don’t know why I never chose to open a Twitter. It could be that we have a preference for certain platforms over the other. I am also looking forward to hopefully learn how to utilize social media in a marketing strategy. I often use social media to inform and promote things, but I would like to see if there is way to optimize this. Also, if there are generational, analytical, etc. insights to this.
Looking forward to meeting all of you throughout the course!