For my first post, I just wanted to write about the class that I am in that allows me to learn about all of this new media. I am a new blogger, so I am sure that this will show but hopefully as I progress my blogs will get better. This class, Advertising 492, is a course that MSU is offering that allows its students to learn and become certified in new media. To view more about this course, click here. I personally think that it is very important to be able to navigate the Internet and this new media because this is the future of advertising. Traditional forms of advertising are becoming obsolete as more and more people get digital cable or online subscriptions to magazines or newspapers. These technological innovations in media allow people to bypass advertisements, which is not good news for advertisers and their clients. This is why we are seeing more and more advertisers trying to be creative and think outside the box when it comes to advertising, and consequently, this is why we have begun to see advertising mixed in social media sites. Before this class, I had learned basic skills in Google and in the social media networking site known as Facebook. I’m still a novice when it comes to other social media websites like LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. I look forward to learning more about these sites and about new media and its affect on advertising, and of course to sharing my thoughts with you via this blog!