Nicole's Social Media Blog

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Viral videos pop up all over the place, from all different places, people, and scenarios.

They become viral so quickly because they are interesting and eye catching. They can be funny (most are), they can be cute, have pets or babies in them.

How it happens is once someone see’s a video they think is funny or cute and is good enough to watch again or show someone, they show a friend. And then that person shows another friend, and that person another. It goes on and on, and in a short period of time, until it is a viral video in like a week.

My favorite viral is “The Bed Intruder”. It is a video that was originally on the news. It was a guy who was talking to the camera crew in concern of his sister who was almost raped when she woke up to find a stranger in her room. It is a serious story, but luckily her brother heard her scream and came in there to scare the intruder out. The intruder left finger prints. Just watch…..



I love this “remix” because its hilarious how the brother is acting and it is very catchy. It made me want to watch the video over and over again. I also wanted to show every and anybody who was on or near a computer.

Another viral video that I like is “Charlie Bit Me”. It is a video that just shows two little kids, who are obviously brothers, sitting in a chair and the little brother keeps bitting the older brother. It is so cute.



I wanted to show everyone this video because of how adorable it is. All of my girl friends liked it and even guys. 🙂

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Physical fitness is a popular concern for a lot of people around the world. More and more people are trying to become and stay healthier than before.

Physical fitness is also a growing popularity in the workplace. In the article 10 Reasons to Encourage Fitness in the Work Place, it list reasons it is beneficial to companies to have physically fit employees.

Here are the reasons:

1. Fit employees are less likely to get sick. Someone fit will be less likely to get “the bug”. This will cut down on absences and health insurance costs.

2. Fit employees have more energy. With more exercise, we increase our energy throughout the day, making tasks easy to accomplish at our best ability.

3. Have more self confidence. Healthier employees tend to have a higher level of self confidence because they have proven to themselves they can accomplish their goals. This will make them challenge themselves and strive for higher achievement.

4. Inspire confidence. A person who is confident in themselves will also make other people confident in them as well.

5. Tend to take on more leadership roles. They also make good ones too!

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6. Set and achieve goals. Being physically fit makes the person set aggressive goals for themselves in the gym. When they reach that goal, they will naturally bring the aggressiveness into the workplace. This characteristic is a valuable asset to any company.

7. Tend to have better attitudes. They generally “feel good” because of their physical and mental balance.

8. Less stressed. Regular exercise releases physical and mental stress, making a fit employee less stressed than an employee who does not regularly exercise.

9. A fit employee base presents excellent team-building opportunities. Employees can bond and learn to work together in new ways when they cooperate in physical games like baseball or tennis together.

10. Encouraging fitness demonstrates a concern for employee’s well-being, and pays off! Employees notice when employers are concerned for their well being through fitness programs, making the turnover rate significantly lower.

These reasons show that being physically fit is very important, not only for your health, but also for your company.

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In an interview with Martin Waxman I learned many things about what public relations professionals are doing and what they are looking for when they are hiring more people for Public Relations.


I learned that Martin Waxman is the president and co-founder of Palette Public Relations Inc. and has a podcast that is updated once a week.

Waxman says that companies should have integrity and honesty in social media.
It is also a good idea to have a lot of social media outlets. You have to figure out who your audience is and how to reach them and how to use the proper tactics to reach them.

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He also said that he did not give a potential employee a position because she pointed him to her blog and there were too many grammatical errors and spelling errors. That is really important, especially in public relations and spelling is a traditional value that definitely needs to stick around.

I was surprised is that everyone says to listen to what is being said about your company online. He talks about how so many comments are on Facebook and tweets on Twitter and that companies should really pay attention if they want to keep their costumers.

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I want to know more about how to manage everything with social media without going crazy and losing track of things.

Martin says that traditional PR skills are important and have to have a great understanding of them. The traditional things are not going away completely. Social media isn’t taking away traditional PR skills needs.

Also, they must have an understanding of social media, how to use it, who communicators are and what they are saying. They don’t have to be that active but they should be following the right people, on blogs, or Twitter, and to be using social media in a smart why. He wants a combination of traditional and modern PR skills.

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PROpenMic has so many things to offer students and recent graduates.

There are blogs about what’s recently happening related to Public Relations around the world. This is really neat because this site will definitely appreciate Public Relations blogs more so than if the blogger was not connected to the site.


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There is an internship section for students who are looking for internships because they are graduating with Public Relations concentrations and are going to go into the Public Relations world.


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Also, people who have accounts can add each other as friends and that makes it easier to get connected to the people you may know or may want to get to know. You can also stay in touch with the people you know, but may not talk to as much.


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I think PROpenMic is a really great tool for anyone in the Public Relations industry.

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Founders Week at Florida Southern College is kind of a big deal. All week students participate in all types of different compititions. At the end of the week there is a Founders Ball to celebrate the closing of the week. There is a theme for the week and everything is organized by ACE: Association of Campus Entertainment.
During Founders Week, there is an event everyday of the week totalling 5 events. They all correspond with the theme for the week. This year the theme is the “Awesome 80’s”.
The teams had to sign up a week in advance with at least 5 members but no more than 15.
There is a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for every event. Also, a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for the entire week.
Day 1- Lip Sync
The teams were to lip sync a song from the 80’s. They had to dress up to represent who they were copying. They were judged by 3 nonbias judegs.
Day 2- Sheet Painting
Each team was given a sheet for them to paint and hang up at the cafeteria by 5pm. The judges were looking for school spirit, if it said Fl Southern or FSC, how it corrosponded to the 80s theme, and overall creativity. They were also judged by 3 nonbias judges.

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Day 3- 80’s Movie and FSC Trivia
Each team were to have 5 member represent them at Jeopardy. The score was kept by ACE members to make sure no one cheated. They were questioned on information in movies from the 1980s and also some information about FSC.
Day 4- Skit Night
Each team can have all of there members join in on their skit. They are allowed to do a skit from a TV show from the 80’s, corresponding with the theme. They are also judged by 3 nonbias judges, looking for creativity, how well they stuck to the origianl show, and stage prescence.
Day 5- Philanthropy Event
Each team is to donate canned goods, that ACE will later donate to Good Will or Salvation Army. The cans will be counted by ACE members to double check the numbers of every team. There will also be a cover band that only plays 1980’s music.

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Founders Ball is Saturday March 19th at the Hilton Garden Inn 7 to 10 pm. There all of the winners will be announced and given their awards. The winners receive a framed award, but the winners of the entire week receive trophys. There will be dinner served and then after the awards all of the students dance until 10pm.

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When people think 80’s, they think off the wall hair styles, crazy, mismatched colors, and ridiculously, for no reason huge sleeves.

Well at Florida Southern College, Founder’s Ball is coming up. The theme is “Awesome 80’s Prom Founders Ball“. That means, as the ACE Exec this event belongs to, I have to dress 80’s. Great.

I don’t like the sleeves. I don’t like the puffs. I don’t like the hair or make-up, oh my god. How did my mom survive? What do I do? I refuse to look like the following:

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I don’t want to be stuck like this. I am going to hit the stores in hope of a dress that looks 80’s, but strapless. That way I don’t have to worry about the over sized sleeves. I also want it to be something I could possibly wear again to a nice dinner. SO, strapless and knee length, sounds good. But what color? Neon pink? Dark purple? Black? Wait, I don’t do black, look good in it, but I want to stand out with some color.

So, I am going to shot for something like this:

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Not TOO much, still smoking hot and awesome!!!! 🙂 I love it! Now, wish me luck on my shopping adventures to find something similar to this!

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An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan today, triggering tsunamis that sent a wave filled with boats and houses toward land. Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast are under a tsunami warning.

The quake hit about 80 miles off the coast of Japan’s most populous island. The wave carries everything in its path inland and people turn to an airport for dry land and wait for rescue.

At an oil refinery near the coast, flames abrupt out of control triggered from the quake.

People in Tokyo, 230 miles away from the quake even felt aftershock. Train stations shut down, while people panicked.

Although quakes are common in Japan, people who live in Japan say this quake is unlike any other they have felt before. Japan quake witness Matt Alt said “My wife and I stood outside and, basically we held on to the outside of our house, you couldn’t even stand up. We have never, ever felt anything on the magnitude, the literal magnitude, of what we experienced today.”

This is one of the most powerful earthquakes in the past 100 years. It is sending aftershock into many other areas and tsunami wave warnings along the Pacific, including Hawaii. At least 137 people were killed, 539 were injured and 351 were missing after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, according to the Kyodo News Agency, citing police.

[11:07 a.m. ET, 1:07 a.m. Tokyo] Additionally, between 200 and 300 bodies have been found in the coastal city of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture following the subsequent tsunami that struck that area. The death toll is likely to rise as there are few casualty counts yet from the worst-hit areas.

[12:06 p.m. ET, 2:06 a.m. Tokyo] Radiation level rising in Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant turbine building, Kyodo News Agency reports.

Today [12:20 p.m. ET, 2:20 a.m. Tokyo] Maui police have reports of a 9-foot wave hitting Lahaina Harbor, Maui County Civil Defense Agency reports.


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With all the tragedy happening, it is very important that we keep an eye on the news to one let us know if we may be in danger and two see if there is anyway we can help the victims of this. My thoughts and prayers are with the people who have lost loved ones due to this quake.



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