Students from area high schools and Midwestern State University gathered on campus Monday at Legacy Hall to learn more about how social media can benefit them not just in their everyday lives but future careers too.
Workshops at MSU’s Social Media Day featured tips on how to use Twitter and Google analytics to establish a social media presence.
Others focused on how to fact-check social media to combat against spreading “fake news.”
Many in attendance like Rider High School senior Karson Lukert want to work in social media marketing after graduation, and he considers himself pretty familiar with social media but said he learned some great, new strategies during the sessions.
“Why do you hashtag, why do you ‘at’ someone, like get people involved?” Lukart said. “He said the most important thing was retweeting when I was thinking it was more in the likes.”
In all, Social Media Day at MSU had seven workshops.
Some of the guest speakers invited were Media Wise’s fact checker Allison Graves, Logan Draper who’s the digital marketing director of Design Works Group and other public information officers from Wichita Falls like Texoma’s Homepage’s own digital content producer Cortney Wood sat on a panel with other mass communication upperclassmen to discuss how they work to cover campus and work in the digital media fields as careers.