All I Ever Needed to Know About Social Media I Learned from the Muppets

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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 for the Muppet Show theme. You know Kermit the Frog and Fozzie the Bear, Waldorf and Statler, Miss Piggy and Gonzo. The Muppets were not human, but they were terribly human-like. 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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All I Ever Needed to Know About Social Media I Learned from the Muppets

  1. 1. Tonya Oaks Smith James Montgomery Flagg, via Wikimedia Commons All I Ever Needed to Know About Social Media I Learned from the Muppets #PSUweb flickr.com/photos/jeffchristiansen/5663365028/ Tonya Oaks Smith
  2. 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… #PSUweb
  3. 3. ! @marleysmom by @radiofreegeorgy Who am I? #PSUweb @marleysmom @hendersonstateu @highedweb @youthhomeinc ! #shoes #positivity #behuman
  4. 4. Who are you? flickr.com/photos/highedweb/2922852848#PSUweb
  5. 5. The principles (principals?) muppets.disney.com/the-muppets-gallery#PSUweb
  6. 6. Epiphany? flickr.com/photos/wisdoms/1484755104/#PSUweb
  7. 7. *GASP* Photo by @jacobslaton#PSUweb
  8. 8. *GASP* flickr.com/photos/blahsaurous/3796194544/#PSUweb
  9. 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 #PSUweb
  10. 10. Stay green clikhear.palmbeachpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fight.jpg#PSUweb
  11. 11. Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith#PSUweb Don’t be a downer hitfix.com/comedy/10-halloween-costumes-from-the-saturday-night-live-archives
  12. 12. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith#PSUweb Enthusiasm is excellent youtube.com/watch?v=KlJM4UhbQ7A
  13. 13. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University Shari Erwin,Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith#PSUweb 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. 14. Little people are important #PSUweb fandango.com/movie-news/15-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-muppets-747498
  15. 15. Little people are important #PSUweb flickr.com/photos/themadwifey/3315718162
  16. 16. Winning takes a team #PSUweb adventuresofalostboy.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/ muppet-mayhem-part-1-the-muppet-movie/
  17. 17. flickr.com/photos/81475308@N00/12306610704#hewebPITT
  18. 18. Tumblrs #PSUweb hsuprofsqa.tumblr.com and reddiealumnisnapshots.tumblr.com
  19. 19. There will be trolls flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/8234189233/#PSUweb
  20. 20. 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.” #PSUweb
  21. 21. Weird can work #PSUweb themuppetmindset.blogspot.com/2011/09/ weekly-muppet-wednesdays-gonzo-great.html
  22. 22. There’s Life Beyond the Four-Year University #PSUweb 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.
  23. 23. Listening is important youtube.com/watch?v=m1kY8CJe4J8#PSUweb
  24. 24. Humans make the show npr.org/2011/11/21/142509532/for-muppeteers-it-isnt-easy-being-invisible#PSUweb
  25. 25. 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 #PSUweb
  26. 26. 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 #PSUweb
  27. 27. Wrapping it up clikhear.palmbeachpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fight.jpg#PSUweb
  28. 28. Get with me... Tonya Oaks Smith @marleysmom ! smithto@hsu.edu 501.352.8505 ! ! #PSUweb
  29. 29. Thank you, lovers and dreamers #PSUweb

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