Throughout this semester, there has been one thing that keeps popping up in all of my public relations classes. What is it? It’s actually social networking. I guess it would only be fair to tell you that I am in a class that is all about social networking and public relations. However, it still keeps following me into my other pr classes.
Recently for my senior seminar class we were assigned the task of shadowing someone who works within the PR field and then present our experience to the class. During a lot of my fellow classmates’ presentations, I noticed the magnitude that these social networking sites have on the working world. Many of the professional that they chose to shadow were frequent users of these social networking sites like facebook, twitter, and blogs. Most of them used these sites on a daily basis.
So, I want to offer some advice to anyone looking to study the field of public relations… get acquainted with these sites!! I believe that social networking is going to be something that just becomes more and more common and important within the public relations curriculum.