Monday, May 21, 2007

Final Wrap Up

Throughout the course of this semester I have learned a tremendous amound about online technology. Not only about marketing online through promotion, place, price, and product, but about the world of engagement marketing through the blogosphere. Learning and actually creating a blog was probably the most interesting and most beneficial piece of information I have learned. Being a Business major I feel that this is going to be the next step in the business world. Blogging is becoming more popular everyday and I know that if I can participate in be part of that blogoshere it is going to take me a lot farther than if I am not involved. I enjoyed also learning about different features I can put on my blog and also how to even learn some HTML code. All of these things are beneficial to me, because although I would like to think I am good with technology I do not know how to add features and create websites and HTML code and things like that.

We also found out many different aspects of Search Engine Optimization that will help us understand how Yahoo, Google, and other search engines each uniquely rank their pages depending on behavior of each individual person.

I think that we all learned a great deal of information about this class and it was a joy to sit and listen to lecture and hear guest speakers talk about their experience with the Internet and blogs. I hope that Professor Brown remains blogging and keeping his website for Barbaro and saving horses even though he will not be teaching anymore. I would like to thank him for a great semester and the best of the luck in the future after his teaching career.

I would also like to wish all the Seniors graduating good luck in the future, I can not beleive its time to leave aready! For all the undergraduates, good luck next year, have fun, and take advantage of the time you have in college because it goes sooo fast!


My last wiki edit on the Cancun Mexico website was also adding a Restaurant section. Probably due to my love of food, I feel it necessary to always have some good restaurants to recommend to visit away on vacation. I noticed that I had made other changes with the hotels and nightlife, but unfortunately I they were edited. I do feel it is still a good wiki giving a lot of good onformation, but could be a little more informative and talk a little bit less about Hurrican Wilma because that seems to take up most of the wiki.

Rockaway Mall

I added a small new section to the Rockaway Townsquare Mall wiki. They have nothing written about the various places to eat while enjoying their shopping trip at the mall. I made a Restaurants section and listed the majority of places to eat at the mall. I also think that all of the stores should be listed, so that may be my next edit.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wiki Roxbury High School

Seems like just yesturday I was still in high school, but a lot has changed since I have been there. I though it wouold be a good idea to update the new head faculty of principals and assistant principals. I also added a the Guardian Angels, and Roxbury Prime Time to Student Government/ Leadership activities. Lastly, I added a section called Departments to showcase the various educational departments the school has to offer. To see more about Roxbury High school and what I edited go here.

Wikipedia Edits

I edited a couple more things on the Shallow Hal wiki. I added the official fox website to the external links part of the page. I thought it would be a good additional source of information about the movie. I also added two different bits of information to the trivia section. I thought it was interesting to know what other movies the producers, theFarrelly Brothers, made and that Gwyneth Paltrow did not use a stunt double and had a to go through a four-hour make up process everyday. Lastly, I added a little paragraph at the end of the plot section just about what type of message the movie represents because I think the producers did a good job at focusing in on the key message of inner beauty and made sure it wouldn't just be taken as a slap stick fat joke type of movie.

I think after my edits the wiki shows a little bit more about the producers and what their intentions were for the movie, some other interesting pieces of information, and a great additional site to find out more about the movie.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Amazon Associates

I figured out how to complete the amazon associates link. It was very easy; it was right in front of my face the whole time I just kept looking over where I was supposed to get the HTML code. I chose to link to the DVD The Holiday because I recently just watched the movie and thought it was adorable. I definitely think it is a great movie to have and one you can watch over and over.

Ipods Disrupting Pacemakers?

One of the articles in Global Neighborhoods discusses Ipods disrupting the beat of a pacemaker. This is a very interesting topic and should be studied much more. Ironically, in my English class someone had just done a project about cellphones and new electronics causing cancer when held too close and too often to the skin. In this case I could definitely see there being some relationship between the Ipod and pacemaker. The Ipod somehow messed up the beat of the pacemaker even when the Ipod was not on. This issue needs further intense research. People need to be careful with new technology and how addicted we get to it. Everyone constantly has an Ipod and cellphone on them at all times. It is scary how dependant we are on some of these electronics in our lives.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Amazon Associates

I was already a member of amazon and subscribed to be a member of the associate program successfully as well. I know where to add a page element, but then I am not positive where I am supposed to post different products I would like to link to. I am sure it is right in front of me so I will keep playing around and looking until I figure it out.


It is quite funny how this guy Chris is winning in a contest he is not even a part of, but good for him, he obviously knows what he is doing. If I had more articles written and places people could view the word stiuqxela I would definitely have a better ranking. For now, I will have to remain blogging and including stiuqxela in my work.

Media Mix

We have been talking a lot about different ways for companies to advertise and promote their products and services. In an article we read today called Media Mix, Rupert Murdoch gave us his views on how traditional companies need to adapt to the changing technology in news media. This coming from Rupert Murdoch is a significant thing. He is a global media mogul and has always been involved in traditional media. From the New York Times to Fox, newspapers and television are faced with many challenged reaching the masses. People do not want to be told anymore the news. they want to participate and interact with one another about current issues in the world today. That is one reason why blogs and message boards are becoming more popular. People can subscribe to newspapers online, watch TV shows online, record TV shows using products like TiVo, and much more. All of these enable people to get whatever they want when they want it which in turn puts traditional media on the back burner. Murdoch explains that traditional media companies like himself, can take advantage of these new opportunities evolving and adapt to the new technologies. He also shows that although people want to interact with one another and voice their news, content quality is still needed and companies that can put out and oversee that quality information is being written will win in the end. Murdoch has already hopped on the bandwagon and adapted to the change by buying MySpace $580 million!
To find out more look at some of these articles.

John Edward's Haircut

I found this article and thought it was extremely entertaining. It shows that people really do love talking about just about anything and making it into a bigger issue than it is. It refers to an article about John Edwards getting $400 haircuts and how he charged them to his campaign account. Due to his actions, people are giving him negative flack in his political campaign. People feel it showed a lack of judgement and no matter how wealthy you are, you should not charge expensive hiarcuts like the one Edwards got to his campaign budget. I think it is more humorous than a serious issue, but everyone has their opinion.