Social Networking 101

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This lesson will give a broad overview of the social networking trend, its benefits and drawbacks, and then will focus in on specific popular social networking sites as examples. This topic does not cover setting up profiles or actually using any of these sites; it is a topical overview.


The student will be able to articulate answers to these questions:

  • What is social networking?
  • What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of social networking?
  • What are some popular social networks and how do they differ?

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