Mele's Journ 65 Blog

March 17, 2011, 10:06 pm
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When I first went to the LinkedIn website, one word popped in my head “COMPLICATED”. To it just looked so professional and complex, like I had to be in the corporate world to have one. Although I’m still in that phase, because I’m still not quite used to it, my thoughts were eased as I read Shari’s post. With her post my thoughts of what do I do on this website were cleared with this analogy clearing everything up:

Finally, there is LinkedIn. This is like your Virtual Office. You wouldn’t say the same things in a business setting as you would at home or in the bar, right? Furthermore, you wouldn’t expect the same business value either. LinkedIn is where you can present your professional self, demonstrate your expertise, and build solid professional relationships. – Shari Weiss

All in all I am still getting used to LinkedIn but I do agree, LinkedIn has more of an “office” atmosphere it isn’t like other social networks (Facebook, Twitter) but I do think LinkedIn seems like a great website for people who are trying to connect on a business level rather than a personal level.


different people = different sites
March 4, 2011, 11:05 am
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The Social-networking world is huge and although there are tons of sites solely for the purpose of networking, they all have that hint of individuality serving different types of people for different ways of networking.

Some may think that social-networking sites are all the same but if we look closely and observe different sites serve best for different people. Lets have a look:

1. Facebook: an all around site for basically everyone. You can update a quick status of “what’s on your mind”, upload a few pictures from past events in your life, leave a few wall posts on friends and families profiles, it’s an all around networking site.

2. Twitter: this site, I feel, are mainly for the quick updaters of what’s going on in their lives. It is more of a “in the now” type of site especially for the ones who are eager for quick news around them locally and globally.

3. Blogspot: Typical blogging site, I personally think it’s more of a “old” blogging site that is soon going to be faded away with such sites as Myspace. But I do see people, young and fairly aged, using this site blogging about personal things to controversial topics.

4. WordPress: Although I am new to this site, I find this site to be used by people who are all about their specific blogging interest. Whether you’re into fashion, sports, or politics most people who use these sites are more focused on their specific interest. That’s just based off of my observation though.

5. Tumblr: I’ve been using Tumblr for a couple of months now and by far I have to say this blogging site is for the “young and hip”. Most of user’s sites consist of artsy pictures, rebellious thoughts and anti-Facebook rants but ever since I started using this site I found myself surrounded by young folks who find interest in most things I’m interested in: music, art, fashion, etc. Also, this site is more-so of a reblogging site. EVERYONE reblogs everyone else’s pictures. It may be a symbol of the young generation lacking how to think for themselves? MAYBE.


For these now, this is all I can think of for social-networking sites. You have the serious, the all-around sites, the quick-fixers, everything. Now, the internet can accommodate just about anyone from news to fashion. It’s a beautiful thing that can mold itself into everyone.

change = social media
February 25, 2011, 8:36 am
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Social media is, without a doubt, constantly changing this world everyday. It changes how we interact with each other (internationally and nationally), how we receive our news, our perspectives of different topics, everything. The most drastic of them all will have to be social-networking. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,, and, opens doorways for people to voice their opinions and their perspectives on various subjects whether it be on current events or controversial issues. It is also an efficient and faster way to keep update with what is happening in the world. Whether it is in your own community to what’s happening across the globe, these sites are constantly giving us access to communication that we have never had before. People can tweet, update a status, or post an article about something happening to them right at that very moment which is a very powerful thing. We are given easier access to these tools from apps on our phones or mp3 players and laptops. Social-media changes how fast we receive our information and how well we are connected to this world.

Hello universe!
February 25, 2011, 6:14 am
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Hello, my name is Mele Mesui. I am 19 years old and currently student at Laney Community College. This blog was solely started based off of my Social-Media Journalism class I am taking at the moment. Feel free to browse around, provide any feedback, or voice your opinions on any of my posts.

I have been participating in social-media networking sites ever since Myspace was popular, therefore meaning a while now. First made a Myspace when I was about 13 years old and from then on I’ve migrated to other sites like Facebook, Twitter,, and Tumblr. I decided to take this class because I have always found interest in social media ever since I’ve known how to navigate on the internet and learned how to work social-networking sites. I also decided to take this class because I find journalism really interesting within itself. I have a love for words and writing which is a major factor in why I have decided to take this class. This, my blog, in being the reason why I have created this blog. Most topics I will post on here are directed from my class. Anyways, I hope you all enjoy my blog 🙂