Social media content is a part of our lives, whether we like it or not. As organizations move more of their communication online, sites like Yammer®, Slack®, and Microsoft Teams™ blend social media and professional communication. Blogging is another writing form used not only for personal expression, but also for marketing, promoting, creating online communities, and engaging audiences. Your ability to write a thoughtful, kind, and useful social media or blog post matters more than ever, whether at work or on Facebook®. Digital footprints can boost success or stall careers.
Review the social media and blog/vlog posts details called out in the Genre Description Chart.
Review the following articles and video from the University Library to learn more about writing and social media:
“TEDTalks: Megan Phelps-Roper—I Grew Up In The Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s Why I Left”
“A Librarian’s Journey in Blogging”
“Twitter’s Outrage Machine Should be Stopped. But Justine Sacco is the Wrong Poster Child.”
Complete the Social Media Post and Reflection Activity using the provided instructions. Use the worksheet to display the post and to reply to the reflection questions. Do not respond on a Word document which you create.
Please note that the directions for this assignment include:
Provide your social media or blog post below by:
Uploading a screenshot or pasting an image into the image box, if applicable (Delete the image box if it is not needed in your response.)
Entering the post text into the text box
Make sure to copy/paste the text of the post into the textbox as screenshots are often impossible to read.