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Making Sense of Tweets, Posts, and Walls: GCU Offers Social Networking 101

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 5, 2011—Tweeting and status updates. What does it mean to “follow” or “friend” someone? Tagging, writing on someone’s wall, posting a link. What does it all mean? Here’s your opportunity to get a basic understanding of social networking. Georgian Court University is offering “Social Networking 101,” a hands-on workshop that introduces you to a variety of new and emerging technologies used in today’s online environment. The two-hour workshop will take place on Saturday, April 9, at 11:00 a.m. in the Raymond Hall Computer Lab 101 on the Lakewood campus.

You’ll cover various trends in social computing, including how to use social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and how to use Web conferencing software to talk to your family across the country or hold a business meeting from your home.

The workshop is $25 per person and free to GCU students and paid members of the McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves nearly 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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