When you think of all these social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Blogger, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, it is more than just connecting with old friends and sharing photos.
Starting next year, Birmingham City University in the UK will be offering a one-year course in Social Media. Students of the course will learn everything there is to know about social networking applications as viable communications, public relations, and online marketing tools.
The course will be offered as a one-year masters degree program and will hit your pocket for 6,239 dollars. “During the course we will consider what people can do on Facebook and Twitter, and how they can be used for communication and marketing purposes,” says the course’s professor, Jon Hickman.
But really, how in depth can you possibly take it? Many students at the University are already saying it is too basic.
Am i missing something here, is this an early April Fools joke? Or are we looking at the new wave of the future?