Thursday, October 28, 2010

Twitter Account

Hey Everyone! We have been working on Twitter for a little while now, but we are looking for followers! Anyone working on Twitter for their social media project or who has a Twitter account, our username is Rachael_Will. We would love to follow more people also! :)

Before opening a Twitter account, we didn't really understand the value of Twitter, but after using it for several weeks, we are now understanding how crucial Twitter is to stay connected. The many options we now have for social media marketing because of Twitter; and now we can learn so much from so many other people with similiar interests. Everytime we sign on, we discover something new, and we now we still have much more to learn. We will keep you posted on how it is going and the many new lessons learned from Twitter.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Changing Projects

Sarah and I tried really hard to make Second Life work but the program needed to be downloaded and neither of us had fast enough internet connections. Fail!!! On the bright side, now we get to play with Gowalla. Foursquare's arch-enemy!

Twitter Project

Hey everyone! wrapping up our social media project using Twitter. Still looking for followers Postings about social media news, class updates and other Ecommerce related topics. Utilizing phone apps (peep), Hootsuite, TwitPic and links to other social networking sites to make posts. On Twitter? Follow us!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


One thing that I am learning about blogging is that you have to write something interesting and/or compelling enough that inspires people to respond. So far with our social media blog we have not been very successful at this. Does anyone have good tips on topics or getting people to respond? (If anyone wants to follow our blog, it's

The other thing I have recently realized from my own experience is that it's hard to know who finds blog information useful. For instance, the other day I entered a search and one result directed me to a blog. I read the post and used the information but the blogger has no way of knowing that. It seems that it would be hard for the common blogger to measure its usefulness. I know that bloggers can use free trackers to count the traffic, but how do they know if their information is relevant and useful to readers?

--Michelle Bryant

Monday, October 11, 2010

Win a Lance Armstrong Jersey!

Bring Joy to Kids on Bikes and "Like" us on Facebook at: by October 15, 2010 and you're entered to win a Lance Armstrong Jersey.

Kids on Bikes, is a Non-Profit organization dedicated to providing brand new bikes and safety equipment to under-served children in the Colorado Springs Area. For my Social Media Project, I am enhancing Kid on Bikes Facebook page, so help support me and this wonderful organization by joining today!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jess and Jenn's Blog

Hello all,

We are writing a blog on TypePad on a lot of different networking and social networking sites. Check it out at


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Follow our blog!

Emily and Michelle are doing a blog for our social media project. Please follow our blog!  Our first blog talks about last week's guest speaker presentation--CodeBaby CEO, Patrick Bultema. We would love to find out what other people thought about it!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Colorado Farmers Markets on Twitter

The social media project will be surrounding Customer Relationship Management via Twitter. Business large and small are making great use of Twitter, however, many are still trying to figure out how to harness its power to communicate with existing and prospective customers. Twitter is also a great tool for entrepreneurs to utilize in their attempts to 'break' into a market as it brings 'real-time' customer comments and perceptions to light.
While there are companies that are well under way of becoming too technology driven, some try to apply traditional marketing techniques to social channels with little success. However, for many companies, the opportunity to listen, engage, collaborate and enter into partnerships with their customers have successfully turned to Twitter as a platform.

As a result, Joshua & I will publicize Local Farmers Markets via Twitter.