Writing for Multimedia was definitely an interesting class, and it taught me a lot about the social media scene on the web. Its something that everyone should have basic knowledge about, since most companies and organizations use these sorts of mediums now to communicate with the public. I will use Writing for Multimedia to make sure I be careful about what I post online, since I thought that was the most important we learned this semester. Every action you take defines what your online persona becomes, so you have to mold it into what you want others to see about you.
I definitely think using twitter will apply to my future job. In the gaming industry, most companies have to constantly post updates on their games and release new info about them to the public, and the fastest way to do that is twitter and the social media sphere in general.
I don’t really think we had to add any assignments to the class, since all the assignments we did encompassed everything I could think of within the multimedia world.
My favorite assignment was the YouTube PSA we had to make for the UW-Whitewater Communications Department. It allowed us to be creative and make something completely on our own (even though the subject matter was boring). It was definitely the hardest assignment, since it had to include so many multimedia elements in addition to a PSA script, but it was worth it in the end.
I liked Kelly Ambrose’s blog the best because it had an attractive visual layout and the blog posts were interesting and full of personality.