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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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The advent of Web 2.0 technologies has ignited explosive growth in the use of social media tool and social networking activities. As this book goes to press, two hundred million people check into Facebook daily, and the popular Facebook “Farmville” game is now played by more people than the population of France.
In the workplace we are seeing stunning examples of social networking used to break down silos and build bridges, to grow communities, and to increase the sphere of individuals and work units. Those in need of information need it—and need to know how to find it—in the moment, not when the training department happens to offer it. And they have learned to find that information from one another, rather than ...

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