All I Ever Needed to Know About Social Media I Learned from the Muppets - #psusocial edition

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It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight. Whether or not you were a child of the 70s and 80s, you know the opening lyrics …

It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight. Whether or not you were a child of the 70s and 80s, you know the opening lyrics for the Muppet Show theme. You know Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, Waldorf and Statler, Miss Piggy and Gonzo. The conflicts on the weekly variety show airing in the late 1970s were the stuff of legend for kids growing up at that time. What can we learn from these puppets who showed us how to be better and worse and everything in between?

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  • 1. Tonya Oaks Smith James Montgomery Flagg, via Wikimedia Commons All I Ever Needed to Know About Social Media I Learned from the Muppets #PSUsocial flickr.com/photos/jeffchristiansen/5663365028/ Tonya Oaks Smith
  • 2. Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets… #PSUsocial
  • 3. ! @marleysmom by @radiofreegeorgy Who am I? #PSUsocial @marleysmom @hendersonstateu @highedweb @youthhomeinc ! #shoes #positivity #behuman
  • 4. Who are you? flickr.com/photos/highedweb/2922852848#PSUsocial
  • 5. The principles (principals?) muppets.disney.com/the-muppets-gallery#PSUsocial
  • 6. Epiphany? flickr.com/photos/wisdoms/1484755104/#PSUsocial
  • 7. *GASP* Photo by @jacobslaton#PSUsocial
  • 8. *GASP* flickr.com/photos/blahsaurous/3796194544/#PSUsocial
  • 9. HIPPO: We’re bringing in a consultant. He’s a guru, a social guru. I’m sure you can learn a lot from him. ! YOU: *think*…OMGWTFBBQ #PSUsocial
  • 10. Stay green clikhear.palmbeachpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fight.jpg#PSUsocial
  • 11. Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith#PSUsocial Don’t be a downer hitfix.com/comedy/10-halloween-costumes-from-the-saturday-night-live-archives
  • 12. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith#PSUsocial Enthusiasm is excellent youtube.com/watch?v=KlJM4UhbQ7A
  • 13. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith#PSUsocial Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in- the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is “you like stuff.” - John Green
  • 14. Little people are important #PSUsocial fandango.com/movie-news/15-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-muppets-747498
  • 15. Little people are important #PSUsocial flickr.com/photos/themadwifey/3315718162
  • 16. Winning takes a team #PSUsocial adventuresofalostboy.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/ muppet-mayhem-part-1-the-muppet-movie/
  • 17. flickr.com/photos/81475308@N00/12306610704#PSUsocial
  • 18. Tumblrs #PSUsocial hsuprofsqa.tumblr.com and reddiealumnisnapshots.tumblr.com
  • 19. Be skeptical burlexe.com/miss-piggy-quotes/#PSUsocial
  • 20. Conceal your flaws by sucker punching anyone who has the audacity to mention them. - Miss Piggy #PSUsocial
  • 21. There will be trolls flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/8234189233/#PSUsocial
  • 22. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith Statler: I’m Statler. Waldorf: I’m Waldorf. We’re here to heckle “The Muppet Movie.” #PSUsocial
  • 23. Weird can work #PSUsocial themuppetmindset.blogspot.com/2011/09/ weekly-muppet-wednesdays-gonzo-great.html
  • 24. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University #PSUsocial Gonzo: I want to go to Bombay, India and become a movie star. Fozzie: You don't go to Bombay to become a movie star! You go where we're going: Hollywood. Gonzo: Sure, if you want to do it the easy way.
  • 25. Listening is important youtube.com/watch?v=m1kY8CJe4J8#PSUsocial
  • 26. Humans make the show npr.org/2011/11/21/142509532/for-muppeteers-it-isnt-easy-being-invisible#PSUsocial
  • 27. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It’s a good life, enjoy it. - Jim Henson #PSUsocial
  • 28. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending… - The Muppet Movie #PSUsocial
  • 29. Wrapping it up clikhear.palmbeachpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fight.jpg#PSUsocial
  • 30. Get with me... Tonya Oaks Smith @marleysmom ! smithto@hsu.edu 501.352.8505 ! ! #PSUsocial
  • 31. Thank you, lovers and dreamers #PSUsocial