#WACAC2014…Watch to Find Out!

Check out our intro video to this year's WACAC conference. Grant Cushman from Chapman University and Sam Schreiber from the University of Southern California explain the social media activities that will take place during the event and how you can participate. Make sure you watch to learn more about how to participate and win Amazon gift cards at this year's conference!  See you all next week! … [Read more...]

What the WACAC?

With the conference fast approaching, I figured I would give a breakdown of exactly what the social media themes are for each day of the conference and how you can participate to make @WACAC a better community than it already is. Here is a brief synopsis: Make sure you are tagging #WACAC2014 and are following @WACAC on Twitter and Facebook! Monday June 9th #TIL (Today I Learned) Keeping the focus on professional development, the theme of the first day will be TIL (Today I Learned). We are encouraging conference attendees to tweet, Facebook, and share what they’ve learned from their fellow colleagues’ presentations. Be sure to tag #TIL and #WACAC2014 so we can track the posts! Ex. TIL about how to use Twitter effectively #WACAC2014 *We will be selecting several posts throughout the day to win Amazon Gift Cards* Tuesday, June 10th #SWAGAC Making sure the longest day of the conference is also the most fun, the theme of Tuesday will be #SWAGAC. We will be posting … [Read more...]

Tweet Me, Maybe?

I first heard about Twitter in 2008 when James Buck was in Egypt and found himself arrested. His simple tweet, “arrested,” alerted his friends back in the States and fellow activists in Egypt that he may need legal help, which his University ultimately secured for him. He was freed less than 24 hours later. Since I live on the edge often do dumb things, I decided I needed to investigate this Twitter business further in case I ever needed instant legal counsel moral support. I joined in early 2009 and have seen the site grow in ways I never would have imagined. Twitter first started as a sketch by Jack Dorsey in 2006. Jack was also the first to send a tweet on a platform that now boasts 255 million users sending over 500 million tweets a day who speak over 35 languages. When it debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013, it was valued at 14 billion dollars which rose to 25 billion by the end of the first day of trading. Yes, 25 billion. The concept is simple, Dorsey wanted to … [Read more...]