Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Is Social Media Ruining Students?

Yesterday I had the pleasure of addressing Dr. Mark Waldrep's music business class at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. They were a great group of people, but I was a bit surprised how little they knew about social media marketing and branding, but I guess that's why so many colleges use my Music 3.0 book as part of their course. One of the social mainstay's that many of them weren't into is Twitter, which isn't a good thing from a promotion standpoint, but might be a benefit as a student.

As luck would have it, this morning I was greeted with an email from Cathy Vance, who suggested the following infographic about students and social media. It shows how Facebook and Twitter can have a negative effect on grades and making money. That said, I advocate using both as a promotional tool if you're an artist, producer or engineer, which is a completely different application.
Obsessed with Facebook
Via: Online Education

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