PROpenMic is a social networking site that caters to public relations students, faculty, and practitioners. The site offers a variety of applications that are helpful to all three audiences. Some of the applications that are offered on the site include a list of blogs, forums, a place to upload videos and photos, a job /intern search section, and a place for you to connect with other people either practicing or studying within the public relations field. Similar to Twitter and Linkdin this site is geared towards the people who are studying, teaching, and practicing within the public relations field. I have heard a lot of great responses to this site from classmates. The most helpful tool seems to be the networking aspect of the site. Specifically offering students and recent graduates the chance to find and ask practitioners questions and receive answers quickly. Even though this site is similer to other social networking sites, overall it’s a great resource for the people and firms within the public relations industry.
I have recently become a member of this site (MeghanBeytagh) really because of this class. However, I have found it very useful. I was looking through some of the different blog posts that were available on PROpenMic and found that were not only enjoyable, but also informative and helpful. Also, with the economy the way it is, this site offers a change to network and search for both jobs and internships. I found that this aspect of the site in particular is something that I was very interested in. Like myself, both students and recent graduates entering the public relations field will find this portion of the site very useful.