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Friday, June 7 • 10:00am - 11:50am
These Are Not the Droids You Are Looking For: Becoming More Human With Social Media -M7

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What makes a human? Is it empathy, passion, humor, hope? The state of being self-aware? One of these? All of these? Perhaps the bigger question to higher education's social media practitioners is how to bring humanity into their work - a field that rarely deals with human-to-human, face-to-face interaction. We know that making our online interaction "more human" can benefit our institutions and our selves in many ways, but how do we do that and maintain a semblance of professionalism? In this presentation, we'll get to the heart of what it is to be human. And humane. I'll contend that - contrary to many communication professors' assertions - SM is an interpersonal medium... provided we follow the rules of humanity in its execution. We'll discuss what interpersonal rules and best practices we should follow in order to bring SM to a more human state - one interaction at a time.

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Tonya Oaks Smith

Director of Communications, UALR Bowen School of Law

Friday June 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 208
  • Session Code M7

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