Activities and reading assignment for Monday, February 25, 2019. Please complete all activities by March 4, 2019.
- Each student should create an email account using the domain name of their project website. It is allowed and recommended that students maintain personal privacy using either a pseudonym or not their full names.
- Please read all Privacy Policies and other Terms of Service documentation offered by all social media websites/apps/platforms when signing up and using them.
- Each student will create an individual profile on Facebook using the email address for their project website. To avoid having Facebook deem your new profile spammy, it would be good to make friends with some of your existing friends or your existing personal profile on Facebook.
- Each team will create one (1) Facebook Page for the team project website. This is separate from individual profiles. You should make every team member an administrator of the Facebook Page, as some students may become blocked or banned during the semester, and multiple admins will ensure access to the Facebook Page.
- Each team will create at least one (1) Twitter account for the team project. Every student will tweet regularly throughout the semester, so every student should have access to the team Twitter account.
- A third social media website will be required for the project. This can be any appropriate social media website. Examples include, but are not limited to, YouTube, Reddit, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and others. Since Instagram is a Facebook product, it is not considered a third social media website, although it is highly encouraged to use and integrate this app/website in their marketing efforts.
- Each student will compose and publish 2
blogpostsbefore the next class meeting. So if there are 4 students on a team, the website will have 8 blogpostspublished before the next class meeting. Blogpostsshould contain original ideas and content reflecting the website’s topic.
- Be prepared to present group and individual websites, and the above work during the next class. If there are any questions, please first discuss them with your team members. If you still have questions please email me at the HOMEWORK email address or my CityTech email address.
Here are some good articles on writing good Tweets that encourage engagement:
- article on twitter.com
- article on bufferapp.com
- article on ragan.com
- article on lorirtaylor.com
- article on huffingtonpost.com
This fall, I will holding web design and social media workshops at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
Professional websites and marketing using social media are necessary to maximize an artists exposure on the web. The technical aspects of the web, what are some best practices, and the ways to ensure maximal exposure while maintaining personal privacy are just some of the topics where artists may have questions when approaching the internet.
These workshops are aimed at both artists who are creating websites for the first time, trying to understand how social media is used to market ones art, and also for those who may have been using the web for some time but want to understand how to improve their site and online professional profile.Instructor: Dan WongSeptember 24 – October 1
2 sessions: Tuesdays
6:30 – 9:00 pmClass fee: $115 members / $155 non-membersInstructor: Dan WongOctober 8
1 session: Tuesday
6:30 – 9:00 pmClass fee: $75 (both members and non-members)
Do Something, the not-for-profit organization is coming this Thursday, September 22 at 6PM to speak to the Artbox Mobile App project team, and the Design for Mobile Devices students. Attendance is required.
They will be presenting their upcoming site redesign, talk about mobile microsites and a mobile app. They will also be discussing how they use social media to access twentysomethings and encourage them to get involved in interesting, socially-aware projects.
They will also be introducing some projects, and inviting our design students to participate.
Come with questions!!