ITS 335-001 Web Page Authoring

Xueying Mei

CH10 Ė Creating Interactivity with Social Media and JavaScript


Lab 1: Determining the Best Social Media Outlets for the New Harvest Food Bank Website

Problem: You volunteer at a local food bank called New Harvest Food Bank that collects community food donations and provides food and other services to those in need. The company has asked you to create a responsive website. You have already created the website but now need to research how to promote the food bank using social media.


Q1: Research information about the best social media options for a food bank.

Answer: Food banks can benefit from many different social media sites. The best social media sites to promote a food bank are: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.


Q2: Determine the top three social media options.

Answer: The top 3 social media options for a food bank are: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Q3: Explain why the food bank should use your recommended social media options.

Answer: I would use Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for a food bank because they will be able to reach their customers best through these social media platforms.


Q4: Provide a list of pros and cons for each social media site that you recommend.


Facebook Pros: Easy to access, pretty much everyone has an account, easy to post pictures, promotions, coupons, etc.

Facebook Cons: Many people donít check Facebook every day and might miss important posts, lots of time and effort needed to have a popular account.

Instagram Pros: Make people aware of the food bank with pictures, videos, posts and make the pictures look pretty.

Instagram Cons: Not everyone uses Instagram, easy to miss posts, can be a hassle to keep up to date.

YouTube Pros: Can post in-depth and details videos about the food bank to create a large following.

YouTube Cons: Time consuming, editing videos, finding viewers.