This week, I did a one-on-one interview with William Lu, who currently works at Temple Administrative Services Building. His original title when entering his position was Technical Support Specialist who mainly focused on computer support within the building, but as the use of social media increases in today’s society, he confesses that his job now encompasses many of the social media applications and supporting its functions within the organization.
Tell me a little about yourself?
As a graduate of Temple University Management Information Systems major, I know a-lot about the computers, but specifically the technical applications of computers. From html to coding, that is what I specialize in. But it was interesting to discover the importance of social media in this position at TASB. We are constantly looking for ways to keep everyone connected and up-to-date with information Temple has to offer, and that means using social media as our outlet. I find myself constantly working with the current social media team (specifically those who focus on info-graphics) on ways to connect to spread news and get all players involved in the process.
Do you feel that as you work here at Temple Administrative Services social media will become apart of your core job requirements?
Yes, with Temple students becoming more evolved in social media, we as a university have to adopt and create a social media atmosphere that encourages students involvement as well as figuring out what students want. TASB but specifically my department main focus is connecting Temple alumni with whats current with Temple even after graduation. Social media provides that outlet to accomplish these goals.
Do you think that social media has become to much and has suffocated today’s society?
Yes. Social Media is to personal. You find it hard to separate business and personal especially in a business environment. Some of the things (especially for computer geeks like myself) that we need to be cognizant of if creating new software and innovations that allow us to continue to be well connected but to a certain extent. Having social media sites such as Facebook or even Linked-in may be good to have in organizations, but it is vital that the company culture does not become saturated by all avenues of social media.
Why is social media important to business’?
Social media is important for business’ for two major reasons. 1. It represents the avenue for communication. 2. Communication is usually important for all business’ especially if it wants to continue on the path of success. Social media allows business’ to see what works and what needs tweaking.
Which type of social media do you find most effective and why?
Personally, twitter represents the most effective social media device because it is quick and easy. Individuals are able to splash information very quickly and get an aggregated amount of data as a result. The only thing that I would note in terms of twitter is finding that nice balance of professionalism within the organization.
Do you think social media will become a strong and growth career in the near future?
Yes, social media will become a strong and growth career in the near future because you can take me for example, I am living it. My original job description never had the words “social media” technician on the application, but now it seems that more and more social media is becoming part of my career. The main reason behind this is because that is what this generation is about. Social media everything. From ticket sales to popularity of a product, we have now choice but to recognize its importance as a future career.
Being 22 years old and not knowing how to drive is a hassle. $7.75 every week for a pack of tokens to take the septa, or having to save every penny left over to pay for a cab is definitely not the way to live (especially for a college student). So I decided to take a leap of faith and learn how to drive. But the problem was it was not that simple. My parents refused to teach me how to drive or even lend me their car on top of that, and all my friends who know how to drive are not the best teachers to depend on, so what was I left with: “Driving School.” Believe me, there is nothing wrong with driving school. On the contrary, I would prefer to learn how to drive from an expert, but the real problem was how to find these experts and determine if they were really experts on the web.
This week in my social media class, I read this fantastic article the discussed the ways on how to locate fake reviews and it made me start thinking about my driving school quest. How will I be able to determine whether or not the reviews posted on these driving school websites were legitimate? How do I know that they are really as FANTASTIC as there websites say. So after reading the requirements to locate fake reviews, I decided to see if I could pin point some driving schools that definitely had fake reviews and Paul’s Driving School was one of the sites that I believe have paid reviewers. The reason behind this is because their reviews are on extreme polar opposites. There are many people praising this school but for those outliers that do not sing praises, you (as a reader) cant help but wonder if there is some truth to these negative reviews.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands and test it out for myself. Where the reviews real or fake was the question in mind when I called into the driving school and booked an appointment. It was set for Sunday early afternoon and then the wait was on. Sunday quickly approached and waited for my driving school instructor to show up. He never did. No call or text stating a cancellation. Just like the negative reviews on the site said. Wow, I could not believe that the people who complained about unprofessional ism and horrible service were correct. Now I am able to see through the fluff and find the truth.
What about you? Has a situation like mine ever happened to you?
What happens when you desire to be someone you are not? When the voices you hear are not your own, but of the idolatry you admire? To want to be a representation of insecurity? A walking billboard that screams, “I wasn’t made in God’s likeness because there is so many things I want to change?”
This complexity is me. It gets harder to drown out voices of insecurity, when society (who this is I truly will never know) tells us that we could achieve perfection or admiration by deepening our insecurity levels.
Trade your questions for some trust. Wow…that is a deep. In this video by pastor Joyce Meyers, viewers are told this very statement, trade your questions for some trust. How can one who is going through so much, a loss of a job, a loss of a loved one, insecurities, terminal sickness, heartache, and pain just stop questioning and trust.
In today’s society, we are so use to get the answers to our everyday problems. Horoscope, therapists, and even relatives represent that “answer” factor that many of us need but when all of these things disappear, what is left? Quiet time with God. This blog posting is not to tell people that they MUST believe and trust in God because I am no one of position to command anyone to do anything. But I want people who come across this blog posting to think of their life in relation to building a unique and individual relationship with God.
Please watch this video and write down some key questions you have in your life right now. Have you done this? Now rip it up and ask God to help you with these questions.
Alarm: Wake up.
Mrs. Jagged is a very attractive woman.
Do you know her? You don’t? Why not? Every one knows Mrs. Jagged.
Mrs. Jagged is such a beautiful woman. And her house…just amazing. I asked her for some advice the other day on how I can make my house look like that…she said I could have it…its about to go on sale.
Mrs. Jagged…you sure you don’t know her? BEAUTIFUL woman… She is friends with Mrs. Faith. She doesn’t hang out with her anymore though…she got tired of having her around. WOW…Mrs. Jagged you don’t know her? But you were friends with her? Friends with her for years? Weren’t you?I knew Mrs. Jagged but she died. It hasn’t been long, her body is still warm, but I had to kill her. Last night…I walked to her house, third one on the corner of scraggy street and fixed her all right. Shot her dead cold. I was tired of having her walk around with those broke edges. Seeing her with that man she loved but he was no good for her. I was tired of her pretending. So I shot her dead.
This week I found a great song by Alex Clare that spoke about the fear of getting to close to love someone. Why? Why is love such a frightening thing that many want to fight? Love is suppose to be a wonderful and joyous right? But we see divorce rates skyrocketing and single parent homes doubling. What should be the outlook for someone who wants to find love but is surrounding by those who want to kill any root of love that might be sprouting?
When first listening to this song, I felt very sad for anyone who believes and thinks similar to the artist Alex Clare. When I observe those pushing away love, I know that something is inherently wrong. Somewhere in that persons upbringing, there was a disconnect of the understanding of love. As we move forward in today’s society, it is vital that artist like Clare place a positive image of love instead of destroying it at its roots! Are there some things we can personally do that helps us define love in terms of healthy relationships and not one that is full of infatuated lust?
Every week on Facelift, I present interesting stories or video clips that make you think about your own life and ways to grow and change from the old person you were to the new person you want to become. This week, I found a very interesting video clip of a man speaking of his experience dying but then coming back to life.
What is today is your last day on this earth, can you say that you have lived a life God would be proud of? Were you able to live you life to the fullest with very little regret? Check out this video documentary and tell me what you think.
This week, I ran across a very interesting article about a baby boy born with a foot in his brain. What an interesting predicament right? As a new parent, this may be one of the most frightening news to hear about your child.
This article revamped the way I thought about the image of beauty. At first, I immediately thought about the physical characteristic of the child. All the social abuse he would face because he had an abnormally large head where his foot once lay, but should that be my first thought?
What do you think?