I found a link about the 9 Tech Millionaires on another WordPress blog, Ode to Capitalism, and I found it quite interesting because these people weren’t much older than me when they launched these sites! And even more impressive than their noteworthy ages, is that the sites that they are millionaires off of do not require their users to pay a fee to join. So I’m more than positive that without people like me, that enjoy the art of advertising and want to/do work in the field, Mark Zuckerberg and the other young entrepreneurs might not be as successful by means of a paycheck. So you are welcome millionaires! Both for being a member to half of those sites, as well as making you money!
If you want to check out the graduates and dropouts, as well as their net worth’s, you can check them out here: 9 Tech Millionaires Under Age 30
As a December graduate still eager and looking to find work I couldn’t pass up the chance of going to the Texas Tech Mass Communications Career Conference. It was hosted today by several big name alums that were there to help, answer questions and network with juniors, seniors and recent graduates of the Mass Comm college. While I was expecting a simple meet and greet over modest h’orderves, it turned out to be surprisingly beneficial and intriguing. And even though I didn’t leave with a job, I was the last student (or recent alum), there exchanging contact information. I was truly impressed by the alumni that Tech students have to rely on, today. It honestly makes me wonder about other universities as well as other colleges within Tech…do they have it as good as we do?
I guess what I want to say after all this is “Thank you” to everyone I met, and that has been willing to help along the way.
As a member of several social media sites, I am always looking for the next big thing in interactive communications. Lately, I have been interested in the new emerging social network that has taken its dwelling in the very hands of its users. This is instagram. Instagram is a social media site in which users share their everyday lives through filtered photographs. While it has a lot less features than Facebook or Tumblr, it is just as interactive and not only let’s the users display interesting pictures but also gives a look into what people are wearing, buying and watching. In the month that I have been involved in Instagram I have seen fashion bloggers put up pictures of purchases such as a new Chanel bag, one of the younger Kardashian sisters, Kendall Jenner, put up a picture of her Jansport backpack on her first day back to school and several photographers putting up pictures of their Canon and Nikon cameras. Not to mention their are entire tagged sections for brands.
Instagram is currently not as big as it could be, but the celebrities that have joined and all the brands displayed could make it huge! Not only for the marketing purposes but almost as a visual Twitter, in the way that users would get to actually see what people are doing, wearing and using.