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A Future in Social Media

July 4th, 2010 |

I search the classifieds for jobs pretty often, I’ve been doing it since my early years of college so I could figure out if there were jobs out there. For the most part, there aren’t any. However, I’m noticing a trend in social media jobs. The general work in social media is something of a cross between marketing,

A president with a Social Media degree? Perhaps in the future.

communications, and editorial; three areas that, in their own, are independent jobs. To prepare for the incoming growth of social media, the first thing we need are more available courses.

As more and more companies are asking for users to be adept in all things Facebook and Twitter, courses in college will help kids cover this. In my opinion, it’s is a lot more useful than foreign language as I have yet to put my elementary French to use. Companies have found it increasingly difficult to manage their social media forums which is why it is becoming a full-time job and something you might be able to cash in on. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunil Ramsamooj

The Buoy Is Back In Town, Making Waves!

June 26th, 2010 |

Reid Stowe has been smooth sailing the media waves after returning from his three-year wet dream to sail around the world without land stops. As he drifted to a dock for the first time in 1,152 days, he choked back tears, acknowledging his parents and greeting his 23- month-old son for the first time.

Reid Stowe broke the record at sea and took his place as water cooler conversation. Not since Captain Sully took on feathered evil doers and saved a plane full of lives landing in the Hudson has there been so much excitement on our oily waterways (oh right, except for that other record breaker this year, BP). The alerted press stationed and readied their cameras as Reid Stowe went from loner in water to wet wipes on land. No sign of a shell shocked man as he spoke for the cameras and united with his family. It’s the good ending for a man that has the same look on his face as the charismatic and tragic bear lover/ bear dinner, Timothy Treadwell. And the resourcefulness of the young nomad, Christopher McCandless. His story, among others in the book Into The Wild, was later made into stinging recreation on celluloid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rocky Mills

Good Luck Finding A Mate in The Pirate Bay

June 8th, 2010 |

For as long as I can remember, The Pirate Bay has been engulfed in a media frenzy over its torrent site where users can “share” pretty much whatever they wish, much to the displeasure of the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America. However, they have decided to expand on their company with the addition of  a new dating site called “Pirate Date.

I was hoping this was a joke but after checking out the site and actually signing up (I have NO intentions of dating anyone through the Internet) it turns out that it’s quite real. For starters, you fill out a short form, mainly the basics such as age and location, and then go about finding your mate. The major issue which I noted right off the bat is that there really isn’t any parameters for finding  “the one” – this is more about finding anyone. Even that Apple dating site allows users to have something in common. Granted, it’s their love for Apple products, but still.

The stranger part is that you can link your Pirate Mate profile to your Facebook account, something I chose not to do for fear of ridicule from my friends should they see my page. But by linking Pirate Mate and Facebook, users can directly see the Facebook profiles of potential love interests and find what the site likes to call “Trust Paths.” According to The Pirate Date, they are important because:

Trust Paths show how you are connected through friends to people you find interesting. You can contact friends (and friends of friends) along the path to get opinions, advice or even ask for introductions – in other words: date a little less “blind.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Sunil Ramsamooj