I am Chelsea Perkins, a senior studying Media Arts & Design and Communication Studies at James Madison University.

I constructed this blog site during my junior year as a class project for a SMAD course called “Information and Communication Technologies.” Although this subject is dear to my heart, please note that this was for academic purposes only, and it has not been updated since 2011. On this blog site, I provided original insight and analytical research on the use of social media in the non-profit industry.

My medical mission to Quanxi, China with the non-profit, Operation Smile, is the inspiration to this blog. Non-profits thrive on the push and pull channels in social networks. With social media at rise, I attempted to analyze how non-profits are utilizing social media as well as how effective such social media is.

*The picture on the front page was taken by me in Quanxi, China.