Web 2.0 Resources

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In the PIDP 3240 course I’m taking, the students shared a list of web 2.0 tools to aid in teaching. There are lots out there to aid in teaching—I thought I would share some of the highlights.

Social Media Manager
Hootsuite shared by Danny Draper

Hootsuite gives you the ability to manage most social media from one place. You can provide post, reply and schedule your communication. This is a great tool manage your accounts for both students and teachers.

Delicious is a bookmarking website. You can store and share bookmarked websites, as well as access it online from anywhere (and you don’t need your personal computer).

File storage and sharing
WeTransfer is a helpful tool used for sending any files that are too big to send through your personal email accounts. Anyone can use the service for free if the files are under 2GB.

File storage and sharing
Dropbox shared by George Ng
Dropbox is a cloud service where you can keep your assignments, docs, and videos. You can access if from anywhere and share it easily.



Social good vs self-interest.

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Inspiring Ted Talk by Kylie Lang, Being authentic in a digital world. Social good vs self-interest.

19 Questions and Answers on Social Media Marketing


A fellow peer of mine, Jigisha Pandit, shared this article by Skilledup in our PIDP 3240 course.

I found this article to be a great resource to sharpen up my skills and teach me some facts I didn’t know about. I hope as a graphic designer and someone just interested in social media that you find it helpful as well.

As graphic design students and new designers, to some agencies you are more attractive as a potential hire if you get the ideas around social media and how to market with it. According to the article by SkilledUp, 90% of marketers use social media marketing for their business. So, if you don’t necessarily use it, you should at least understand what social media does…and I bet if you try a platform like Twitter, you may have a lot of fun.

What I like most about this article is they explain the difference between platforms and what a LinkedIn group is vs. LinkedIn page. This is stuff that can be really confusing. Take a read here.