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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 – Participant Manual. NebGuide HEF 603. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Copyright 2011 The Board of Regents of the 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 your social and professional connections. Nonetheless, 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 you to the basics of social networking sites.

You will increase your knowledge about social networking sites and how to effectively use them.

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Social Media Commons