Quoted – Sorry, friends, it’s Lent

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Sorry, friends, it’s Lent

For some Christians, giving up Facebook has become the chosen form of self-denial

Third-grade teacher Margaret Plasmier asks her students in religion class to think about the sacrifice of Jesus and use him as a model during Lent to decide what they could do without and what they can do for someone else.

She hopes her Immaculate Heart of Mary Schoolstudents will become better people because of the discipline of sacrificing something, and she hopes the same for herself.

So she’s given up Facebook.

And she’s not alone. A random survey of readers and friends found dozens who had forsaken the social networking site until Easter, raising the question: Is doing without Facebook the 21st-century spiritual equivalent of fasting?

Traditionally, fasting and other sacrifices are undertaken by Christians to prepare themselves for Holy Week, which commemorates the sorrow of Jesus’ death and the glory of his resurrection on Easter.

Many people choose to give up a vice or luxury — candy, sodas, movies, snacks, smoking — and use the money or time to help someone else.

And these technologies will evolve in unexpected ways, says Scott Testa, professor of business administration at Cabrini College, in Radnor, Pa.

“We’ve only touched the surface in terms of functionality,” he says.

Today’s Facebook, he says, is like Pong — the early and simple tennis-like video game. Look how sophisticated video games have become, Testa says.

“It will be interesting to see 100 years from now how all this will change us,” he says.

He believes the positives will far outweigh the negatives, though, he says, people will need to use the technologies wisely.

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100328/LIFE/3280312

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Cabrini Com. Dept. to host annual career panel of Philly Ad Club, Tuesday, April 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Widener Lecture Hall

Careers in Advertising & Communications: Where The Jobs Are! And the exclamation point is there for a reason. To proclaim that, at long last, there are signs that the outlook for jobs in advertising and communication are improving. Lots of different types of jobs in a wide range of companies are out there for students majoring in advertising, communications, marketing, and related disciplines, and these events will help you find them.

The event features a panel of advertising and communication professionals—drawn from ad agencies, media buying firms, PR firms, and media companies—discussing the questions that are top-of-mind for students, such as:

  • How do I get an internship? How do I land that first full-time job?
  • What can I do to make myself a more desirable candidate to potential employers?
  • What’s the best place to work? Ad agency vs. media company? Agency or in-house? Big vs. small agency? Philly vs. New York City?

And the panelists will stay around after the formal discussion to network with you and answer your questions one-on-one.

All area college students are welcome to attend.  Registration will open the week of March 22; we’ll contact you via email to let you know.

Follow Philly Ad Club Students on the Web:

We’re building an online community for Philly Ad Club Students. You can become a fan of our Facebook page and learn about upcoming events, see photos, and post your own comments. We’re also on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Students, faculty, and career services professionals—members and non-members—you’re all invited. Here’s the info you’ll need to get started:

Facebook page: Philly Ad Club Students
YouTube channel: Youtube.com/phillyadclubstudents
LinkedIn.com group: Search groups for Philly Ad Club Students
Twitter: @PACStudents

And of course, you can also contact us via email at students@phillyadclub.com.

http://www.phillyadclub.com/event_article.php?id=1659

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Quoted – Modern-day people watching

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Modern-day people watching

We are constantly peering into the lives of family, friends, strangers and even celebrities through different forms of media. Instead of sitting on a bench at the park, we’re now using the screens on our TVs, phones and computers to do our people watching.

“I think people like to live vicariously through other people,” says Scott Testa, media consultant and professor of business administration at Cabrini College in Philadelphia. “People like situations that maybe they wouldn’t do in their own lives, but they enjoy watching other people do it.”

It’s a form of escapism from your normal life. Testa says reality shows such as Jersey Shore can be appealing because of this train wreck factor — it’s a horrible sight, but you can’t look away. He says people subconsciously compare themselves to others, so knowing our lives aren’t as bad as some people on TV is a satisfying thought.

Testa says some characters who know they’re being watched might act in ways that aren’t consistent with their regular actions. He says although some reality shows might skew actual reality and behaviors, viewers respond to the exaggerated characters because they evoke strong emotions, which translate to the screen well. He says sometimes the more outrageous the behavior, the bigger the audience.

Social networking helps us get a closer sense of someone’s personality and has amplified our natural tendency to observe, Testa says. He says there are those who like to know everyone’s business and those who like to tell everyone their business, which makes Facebook perfect for those two groups.

But knowing other people’s business is not always a bad thing. Facebook is a platform where people can share a common interest. You may discover that you have more in common with a stranger than you think.

Instead of being shackled to your computer or TV screen, location awareness technology allows you to actually meet the people you are watching.

“By nature, we’re curious. We’re social,” Testa says. “When you take a medium that allows us to be more social and more curious when it comes to the activities of others, you’re going to have an audience.”

http://www.kansan.com/news/2010/mar/04/modern-day-people-watching/

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Quoted – Facebook really is elementary – Tampa Tribune

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Facebook really is elementary

He’s only a fifth-grader at Gorrie Elementary School, but already he has 190 friends. On Facebook, anyway.

Maybe because his profile says he graduated from Plant High School in 1990.

“I’m tiired :/,” reads his status update.

“Me2,” comes a reply. “K,” says another, followed by “LOL.”

And it’s growing more popular among children – especially the “between” market, those 8 to 12 years old, social media experts say.

“That’s this generation,” said Scott Testa, a marketing professor at Cabrini College near Philadelphia and the father of fifth-grade twins on Facebook. They’re there with his blessing; children this age have been “raised on computers and cell phones,” he said.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/feb/09/na-facebook-really-is-elementary/

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Job Postings for College Students

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My name is Sara Duncan and I work for RALLY Marketing Group.  We’re working with Naked Juice to put together a promotions campaign to run February- April at college campuses across the US.  We’re looking to recruit 2 current students from Cabrini that love Naked Juice and want to help promote the brand on campus, and I’m hoping you may be able to get the word out.  This is a part-time, paid contract position, (3 days of work plus time spent on Face Book).

This is a great opportunity for students that want to gain real experience working on a marketing campaign or just want to have fun on Facebook, run sampling events and get paid for it!  We’re actively recruiting students now to begin the contract on February 1, 2010.  Please let me know if you’d like more information and feel free to pass along my contact information to interested students.  I can provide them with the details on the contract opportunity and how to apply.

Please feel free to distribute the attached job ad and post the flyer.  Students can apply directly by pasting the below link in to their browser:

http://rally.submit4jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=83079.viewjobdetail&CID=83079&JID=80822&BUID=” target=”_new

I really appreciate your time.

Sara Duncan, PHR
HR Specialist  //  RALLY  MARKETING  GROUP

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ph  206 219 0024   fax  206 219 0021
www.rallygroup.com

Hi Everyone!
I hope your new year is off to a great start!  At FolioFLY we’ve been listening to everyone’s feedback and working to make our site work better for you in 2010.

One of our newest and most requested feature is you can now post comments on each project we publish. So if you have a question or need more information to decide if a project is right for you, you can post it right there.

Our site is still a work in progress, BUT for today we have 2 new terrific PAYING, work from home projects to share.  Both projects are with a student recommended Project Manager who has successfully worked with FolioFLY student members since November 2009:
Project 1: Help design and develop a student training program – Superior English skills a MUST! College students only. For all the details goto http://bit.ly/609M0Z
Project 2: Hand out and collect feedback surveys to fellow students – Get paid $100 to hand out and collect 100 surveys ($1.00 per completed survey) for a new educational company. No experience necessary.  High School AND College students may apply. For more details goto http://bit.ly/84hl9w
Again, both projects are with a highly experienced Project Manager who has worked with our FolioFLY student members before. Please feel free to forward this email to help someone get paid work experience built around their school schedule, or apply yourself by emailing me at sperilli@foliofly.comafter you’ve read the project details.  LMK if you’d like to be considered for one of the spots before they’re gone!
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
Sandra Perilli

FolioFLY LLC, Founder

P: 201-410-4320
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