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

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What This Book Covers

This book covers basic considerations about social media in training: what it is, why and how to use it, and how to get started. Tools comprising the main categories of social media technologies (particularly those that support networking) are covered in depth: blogs, wikis, community spaces, and microblogging. Tools that might be considered add-ons to these, such as YouTube, Google Wave, and Skype, are covered in less depth. Specific products were chosen based on their popularity at the time of this writing. Facebook is overwhelmingly the most popular networking site, with four hundred million users as of February 2010; it is, today, the second-most visited website after Google. MySpace offers some functionality and ...

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