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De Guzman, M.R.T., Weitzenkamp, D.J., Hall, A., Peterson, D., Kok, C.M., Lake, J. (2011). Social networking sites: What they are and how to navigate them – Leader Guide. NebGuide HEF 602. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Copyright 2011 Board of Regents University of Nebraska


The use of social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn has dramatically increased in recent years. Today, over 50 percent of teens and 35 percent of adults in the U.S. are using at least one type of social networking site. If used well, these sites can have many personal and professional benefits. Social networking can be a fun way to communicate with others, and an effective way to expand one’s social and professional connections. It is important to practice good judgment and proper “netiquette” when developing personal profiles and interacting with others through such sites. This community program will introduce participants to social networking sites.

Participants will increase their knowledge about social networking sites and how to effectively use them.

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Social Media Commons