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“Branding Yourself” – A review of Erik Deckers and Kyle Lacy’s book on rebranding yourself online

While I was looking over some of the books I needed to choose for my online social media class taught by @BenRisinger, one book in particular really stood out to me. Having just left the Army after 12 years of service and beginning grad school at @IUPUI, I knew it was time for me to personally rebrand myself. So after some thought, I quickly looked over […]

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My Battle With PTSD

I feel it’s time I come forward and talk about something I’ve been trying to hide for the past four years. It’s a very serious issue that’s become extremely problematic for veterans in our country, and is something many vets struggle with on a daily if not hourly basis. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term I’m sure many of you have probably heard before, […]

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What’s Next?

Social media is obviously something that’s an amazing tool which also brings the world together in many different ways. It’s revolutionized communication, marketing, public relations, and even played a major role in transforming countries in places like Egypt, for example. It’s also become an important player in the business world.  But as we move forward into the 21st century, what’s next? What else […]

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Memories of War

As many of you are tracking, I have recently transitioned from the active duty military (Army) serving just under 12 years. Officially, Feb. 18, 2015, is my “final” day in the service, and I’m currently on “terminal leave” until then. Most of my family and friends initially wanted me to stick it out and get my “20” for retirement, and there was a time […]

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The Pentagon’s Perils with Social Media

The U.S. Army is learning the hard way that effectively managing their official Twitter account can be a difficult process. On Thursday, the Army posted a tweet referencing “chinks” in special ops’ armor, and the fallout was immediate. The original tweet stated, “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor pose challenges, experts say,” and the Army Times article covering the story can be found here: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2015/01/30/armor-pao-espn-twitter/22597847/. In a few […]

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My Thoughts on Social Media

Social media. It’s something that’s taken the world by storm over the past decade, and it’s also something that’s become a significant part of my life. I remember the first time I used a social media website. It was in Iraq in 2004, and the unit I was working with was getting ready to redeploy back home to the United States. For the […]

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