First Social Media Experience- 12 comment(s)
As we wrap up our preliminary questioning/screening process for our job openings, we’d like to learn a bit more about our potential team members at a personal level. We’ve got an idea about what you know about social media. For our question 12, we want you to tell us about your first experience with social media.
For me- as far as I can remember- my first experience was with web forums which are technically the ancestors of social media. As an avid gamer, I used to visit video game related sites for tips and tricks. And one of the first forums I visited it was on video games- GameFAQs. Later down the road I began using MSN Messenger. I know this isn’t a social media, but in a way, I used it like a micro-blogging platform. Before MSN gave you the option to create a custom status or a comment by your display name, I would change my display name to reflect my thoughts and actions (just like what people do with Twitter currently). I was the only person who would do this because no one seemed to think it was worthwhile. Now years later, we have Twitter. So basically Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone took my idea one step further and created Twitter (I’m kidding of course). Finally, the first social network I joined and actively participated in was none other than Facebook. That was when Facebook was closed to only college and university students- long before it became the third largest country in the world.
Now we want to hear from you! What was your first experience with social media?
With a unique background in Marketing Management from Seneca and a Psychology Honors from UofT Alex brings to the table a unique mix of understanding based on user behavior and website usability and design. An American Marketing Association (AMA) member and a personal user of multiple online platforms, he is also continuously building upon his knowledge and experience in the field to help surpass client expectations
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