The time has come to write my final blog for the Social Media Driving Licence. The point of the course was not to make us experts in all aspects of social media but to help us become more confident and introduce us to a whole new world of tools available. Like many, I started with some apprehension but can honestly say that I no longer think that Twitter is a danger to society (slight exaggeration but you get the gist)!
I particularly enjoyed learning about the tools I’d never heard of such as TinEye, Feedly and Photo Pin. It was during these demonstrations you could hear whispers around the room of ‘I wish I known about this before!’ The highlight for me was setting up this blog but it was by no means a walk in the park. It’s great fun writing about something you have an opinion of or find interesting but it becomes quite a challenge when you are given a topic to write about and have severe writers block!
The course has been great fun and I’m definitely ready to embrace social media like never before. My confidence has grown especially when using Twitter. I plan to continue to blog, start using Twitter for professional purposes and explore further the tools we have been shown. A big thanks to the Information and Library Services team for all their hard work and most of all their much needed patience!
Social Media Class photo credit: mkhmarketing via Flickr