Nov 9 2009

79% of my classmates are on Twitter

Lately I have heard alot of stories about Swedish journalist students absence at Twitter. A lot of journalist students don’t even seem to know what Twitter is, which in my ears sounds alarming. But don’t worry, I can tell you there is hope for the future because there is a group of students in this country called KNM08, also known as my classmates.

I am at my second and final year, studying Communication new media at Medieinstitutet in Stockholm. The education is pretty wide but concentrated to focus on new media and a third of it is internship periods. In the future me and my classmates will probably work as web editors, journalists, informants, copy writers, pr consultants or social media strategists for example. Our first week in school, just over a year ago, we had a lecture held by Annika Lidne about social media. We got introduced to Twitter and from the beginning most of us didn’t really understand how we could use it. For me it took even three months before I registered a Twitter account. Having an account didn’t make it for me though. It took about four additional months before Twitter hit the fan for me and I understood how useful it can be. I started to follow more interesting people and I got followers myself, not only spammers and irl friends. After the summer more and more classmates of mine followed my line and the hashtag #knm08 was born. I should also add to this story that Annika Lidne isn’t the only Twitter active lecturer we’ve had in school during the past year. For example we have also listened to and had workshops with Joakim Nyström, Björn Falkevik and Johan Lange who all should have thanks for bringing social media to KNM08.

During the last weeks even the late adopters in my class have started to investigate the world of tweets and now 22 of my 28 classmates are on Twitter. Most of us are also active tweeters and at Twitter we communicate with each other but also with our future colleagues. Twitter has become a great tool for us to get an insight in our future labour market and the industry we will work with. I have actually even got my current internship at Medierna through Twitter.

So if you are on Twitter, say hello to my fellow classmates, they are great guys, really.



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Oct 15 2009

This years last day in school

Today was my last day in school for this year. The whole day was devoted to the presentation of our project for the customers. A project we have worked with since August. We were very nervous before our presentation but the customers really liked our work and ideas. And now when it’s over, I really feel relieved. No more dementia before I get old… hopefully. Afterwards most of my classmates celebrated together with an afterwork at the local pub Retro. It was also a little goodbye since we are not gonna see each other that much during the upcoming weeks.

Ten weeks of internship at Tredje Statsmakten are awaiting and I am looking forward to it with joy. It will hopefully be alot of fun and instructive!



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Oct 8 2009

Pitch preparations

Pitch preparations, originally uploaded by Mariahagglof.

Malin is concentrating hard on powerpoint.



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Oct 6 2009

Deadline tomorrow

But we have finished our Project today. Do I feel good? Yes, I do.

Next week it’s pitch. And then… No more school until after Christmas. It’s internship time :)



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Sep 22 2009

Dementia

Dementia, originally uploaded by Mariahagglof.

Serious project work at school. I kinda filled the whiteboard.



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Sep 7 2009

Project work

Project work, originally uploaded by Mariahagglof.

Hanna and Malin working hard with dementia.



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Aug 25 2009

School has started

Yesterday school started again after 10 weeks of summer holiday.  I don’t really want to call it holiday though since I have worked most of the time, but anyway. It was nice to meet my classmates again and we are starting right off with a live project. We met our customer yesterday and it feels pretty good. I’m settled in a group of four, two of whom are new project members for me.

Another thing that’s new for this year is that we are scheduled Wednesdays and Thursdays, unlike last year when we were scheduled Mondays and Tuesdays. At the moment it feels like the new schedule is worse than last years but I guess it will work.

That means I had this day off school so I have worked my best with internship applications today. So far I can only say, The Internship Hunt continues…



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Jun 11 2009

Interesting

I went to school today just to check in online and print boarding cards to the Barcelona trip since I have no printer at home. All of a sudden I was at a lecture with Teo Härén from interesting.org that I hadn’t planned to attend. It was a really great lecture about creativity and it actually gave me a whole new picture of what the word creativity means. I got really inspired to be honest. I have never seen myself as a very creative person but after this lecture I have understood that creativity isn’t only about being artistic. Most of all it is about having ideas and solutions that no one else have come up with. If that is what creativity is about, then creativity is definitely something for me. So, if you ever get the chance to listen to Teo Härén, do it!



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Jun 11 2009

Reality Revisited

Today I was at Moderna Museet to visit a photo exhibition called Reality Revisited together with some people from school. There were a lot of photographs especially from the 70s, most of them by famous photographers from Sweden or the USA. The series by Larry Clark made the biggest impression on me.  Some of his pictures really aroused strong feelings inside. I can really recommend this exhibition,  if you are interested in photo it’s well worth a visit. It will be open until September.



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Jun 11 2009

Jenny

Jenny, originally uploaded by Mariahagglof.

On the sofa in school.



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