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What They Might Have Done in Social Media

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Too bad Facebook was not around for most of history! Use the Fakebook tool to make a Facebook profile for a historical figure and make a fake tweet for the same character using the Twister tool. See for Abaraham Lincoln the example of a fake facebook profile and what he might have tweeted.

Make sure what you create is coherent with the person's background, and explain what it might have meant for that person to use Facebook and twitter "way back then". Include screen shots and links to what you created, and elaborate on what their use of social media might have been like if it existed for them.

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Submissions So Far

Sittin’, Waitin’, Wishin’.

If Twitter existed during our era, I dream you would tweet me just what I wanted to hear . It would be worth so much more than a mere three stars … In fact, it would be worth more stars than there are in the sky.

But unfortunately, I haven’t …

Social Media during the Russian Revolution?!

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I particularly love Russian history. My interest started when I was a wee little thing and first saw the movie from Fox Animation called Anastasia.

MAGICAL. (credit linked in .gif)

Of course, I didn’t know the true, tragic story of the Romanov family

Fake Facebook

 See the whole profile here:

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For this assignment I made a fake Facebook and Tweet for George Washington. I thought it was kind of funny because I go to Mary Washington.

This assignment was so fun! I used a program called Classroom tools and created both fake social media …

If Columbus Had Social Media

I attempted the What They Might Have Done in Social Media (3 stars) Web Assignment. The assignment was to make fake social network accounts for a historical figure.

I made a Facebook account and Twitter posting for Christopher Columbus. His Facebook account outlines his struggle of finding funding for his …

What Benjamin Franklin Would Have Said on Social Media- 3 Stars

For this assignment, we had create fake social media accounts for a historical figure.  The process to create this was pretty simple and fun. For the Fakebook, I posted my historical figure’s bio, about his family, and date of birth. I also posted a profile picture and and a …

Facebook and Twitter for… JFK!

Original Assignment (3 Stars)

For this assignment, I chose the historical figure of our 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Turns out, JFK seemed pretty hip to the social media scene back in the 1960’s.

While creating the Fakebook page, I utilized wikipedia and other online pages …

“What They Might Have Done In Social Media”: Genghis Khan’s Twitter Feed

For the Web Assignment What They Might Have Done In Social Media, I chose to create a hypothetical Twitter Page for the 13th Century Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan.  Genghis Khan has always been a fascinating historical figure to me due to the sheer vastness of his empire, as well …

What They Might Have Done In Social Media

Original Assignment (3 stars)

The historical figure I chose was none other than the mafia boss known as, Al Capone. Who would have ever thought that mafia guys would interact with each other through social media? That would not be so smart, considering the dirt they do on a daily …

What They Might Have Done In Social Media

This assignment was three stars. It seemed like it would be fun but it turned out to be quite a hassle. I created a profile for Theodore Roosevelt because he is a historical figure I have always admired. I found pictures and the information for his profile online and then …

The game’s done gone and changed y’all…or has it?

Well hello again!  I hope everyone’s week three ended well.  This was a whirlwind week for me, with tons of assignments in all of my classes.  But I’m not here to talk about that.  I’m here to talk about The Wire and digital storytelling, so let’s get into it.

I …

McNulty’s Tweet: F*** Rawls!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had posted this in my weekly posts, but I wanted this to be filed separately in the assignments category, you know, so it’s easier to find and all.

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What They Might Have Done In Social Media

This is an assignment I was familiar with in the past.  I thought it was a fun assignment and I enjoyed doing it again.  I chose Bill Cosby because he is someone I respect and value as a comedian, father, and activist.  He says makes a lot of statements that …

Friend Mulan (What They Might Have Done in Social Media Assignment)

Here is the last component of my final project! For this final assignment, I wanted to do a web assignment, so I went with one of my favourite ones, the “What They Might Have Done in Social Media” assignment.

For this one, you have to make a fake Facebook

I Much Prefer Twitter to Facebook, Except in This Case

I am almost always on Twitter, it’s actually unhealthy. However, when it comes to creating social media for famous or fictional characters, the Twitter tool is very lacking since it only allows one tweet at a time (I mean I tweet one time per 30 minutes). The facebook tool, while …

Youtubing it My Way, Or “Mary finally got a facebook”

We had to complete five-stars worth of assignments from the Web Design bank this week.  I had so much fun with the Hackasaurus tool that I chose to go with the assignment that required us to use it again!  I chose “Youtube it Your Way” for my first …

Teddy Roosevelt***

To complete my 5 stars worth of assignments, I did the “what they might have done in social media” activity. Worth 3 stars, I chose Teddy Roosevelt as my historical figure, because he is one of my favourite president’s.  His facebook showed him in his golden years and …

JC!

For my next Web Assignment I did What They Might Have Done In Social Media.  The premise of this assignment was to make a Facebook and twitter for any historical person.  I decided that my person that i wanted to do was Julius Caesar.  Since the Ides of March …

What They Might Have Done in Social Media- 3 Stars

While browsing through the web assignments list, this one definitely grabbed my attention. It’s probably because one, I’m taking a course called “Social Media” this semester, and two, I have a social media internship right now. So yeah, I definitely felt obligated to do this.

First, you have to go …

Fake it, til you make it

This 3 star “What they might have done in Social Media” assignment was really interesting. The purpose was to take a historical figure and create a “Fakebook” and use “Twister” to show what sort of tweets the person might have sent out if they had social …

Henry VIII’s got SWAG – ???

As a History major, I just had to do this web assignment from the assignment bank called “What They Might Have Done In Social Media.” Now, I was disappointed that the example was Lincoln, mostly because I know a lot about him now that I’m taking Civil War …

Who Let The Dogs Out?

My blog title/song title will make sense once you are done reading this blog post, trust me!

For my first web assignment, I chose to do the What they might have done in social media {***} one. When I was looking through the Web Assignment Bank, this one was …

The Best Day Ever on Facebook

What if Spongebob and Patrick could use Facebook?  To document the Best Day Ever, I’m using the What They Might Have Done In Social Media Web Assignment. I followed the instructions on the Fakebook page to build the foundations (name Spongebob’s page, fill out his profile, give him friends, etc).  Then I started to type …

faKebooking and Twisting

In this assignment we were asked to make a fakebook and twist of a historical figure. I chose John F. Kennedy. He was the 35th president of the USA and he is my favorite president. He was a good president and very smart. He was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald…

Fakebook and Tweeting

This 3 star assignment was to create a fake Facebook and Tweet for a historical person. I chose to make a profile for Sigmund Freud. He had so many achievements and accomplishments that Facebook and Twitter would have been a great way to socialize and gets his ideas across. Now…

Gandhi in Social Media

The purpose of this assignment was to use the Fakebook tool to make a Facebook profile for a historical figure and make a fake tweet for the same character using the Twister tool.
Thus, I chose Mahatma Gandhi, because I believe he is a great symbol of peace and unity.…

Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

This is 3 star web assignment #712, “What They Might Have Done in Social Media.” The assignment read:
“Too bad Facebook was not around for most of history! Use the Fakebook tool to make a Facebook profile for a historical figure and make a fake tweet for the same character…

The Tudors

Who has watched The Tudors before? well I have just started it and so for the Fakebook assignment I decided to do it on Henry VIII, send him a fakebook friend request today!

Basically all I did was go on Wikipedia and find all the concrete dates I could out…

Flashback Social Media

What if Twitter and Facebook were around back in the day of exploration?
You know Lewis and Clark would have taken advantage of that. I mean they traveled away from all their friends. They’d defiantly want to keep in contact. So i made a page for William Clark.  If he…

Susan B. Anthony in Social Media

What They Might Have Done In Social Media
Too bad Facebook was not around for most of history! Use the Fakebook tool to make a Facebook profile for a historical figure and make a fake tweet for the same character using the Twister tool.  See for Abraham Lincoln the example…

Amelia Earhart, Facebook Edition

What They Might Have Done in Social Media
“Use theFakebook tool to make a Facebook profile for a historical figure and make a fake tweet for the same character using the Twister tool. “

Here are the screen shots of Amelia Earhart’s Facebook:

I love the idea of this assignment.…

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What They Might Have Done In Social Media

I am providing a tutorial for this assignment:

Step 1:

In the assignment description, there is a link to the right side titled Twister Tool.  Click on it!

 

Step 2:

That link will open the Twister Tool link.  Here is where you will fill out the information for the …

What They Might Have Done In Social Media

This is an assignment I was familiar with in the past.  I thought it was a fun assignment and I enjoyed doing it again.  I chose Bill Cosby because he is someone I respect and value as a comedian, father, and activist.  He says makes a lot of statements that …