The Grand Social Media Experiment. We learn by doing.

   Getting started (Carol)

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So, here’s my first stab at this whole blogging thing in “real world” for all the see. Oh, and the swans, they’re Lancelot and Elaine. They live on Lake LaVerne, on the Iowa State campus, in Ames. So pretty and graceful.

First thing I looked at for class is MinnPost.com, a website for news content. I am a regular/daily reader of this website. Several StarTrib reporters have landed here after layouts and buyouts, etc., so it’s nice to read them again. They provide breaking news, other current news, and long-format pieces. Their coverage area is wide, including politics, arts, legislative issues, local/city issues, education, business, sports, and news from DC reps.

Their social media presence includes Facebook (where I get some info), along with Twitter, Tumblr, You Tube, and RSS feeds. They also have good back-and-forth commentary and interaction with readers. Checked out the Tumblr blog, but don’t really get what’s there. What do you do with it, beyond “liking” something? Not sure of the point.


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We're a class learning about the ins and outs of social media. We learn by doing.

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