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Social Media and Grandparents.....

So I am a first time grandmother and enthralled with my granddaughter. Therefore every chance I get I am taking and sending photos of her! Thanks goodness for Facebook and cell phones with texting capabilities. I can share photos instantly with family and friends. In addition, I can download those photos to my Facebook and email accounts, so even my brother in Illinois and my dad in Florida can see how fast my granddaughter is growing. Also my photos are stored either on my phone or in my Facebook account. This means they are always at my fingertips in case I need something to bring a smile to my face.

As of this moment, I do not have an account on Instagram or Tumblr but as more grandchildren come, I am sure I will be broadening my social media skills with these types of applications.

Right now, the library has several items that can teach or even refine your social media skills. Check them out and move into the digital age!


Amazon Says: A fun and easy social media guide for the over-55 setPeople over 55 were the fastest-growing user group on Facebook in the first half of 2009, and they’re flocking to more...
Amazon Says: A fun and easy social media guide for the over-55 setPeople over 55 were the fastest-growing user group on Facebook in the first half of 2009, and they’re flocking to Twitter at a faster rate than their under-20 grandchildren. From basic information about establishing an Internet connection to rediscovering old friends, sharing messages and photos, and keeping in touch instantly with Twitter, this book by online expert Marsha Collier helps seniors jump right into social media.Seniors are recognizing the communication possibilities of Facebook and Twitter and are signing up in record numbersThis plain-English guide explains how to get online, set up a Facebook profile, locate friends, post public and private messages, share photos, create events, follow local businesses and friends on Twitter, create a blog, play games, and moreMarsha Collier explains every step with the same friendly, comfortable style that has made her eBay For Dummies books bestsellersFacebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies supplies everything seniors need to function confidently on these two social media platforms. less...
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Amazon Says: From Snapshots to Social Media describes the history and future of domestic photography as mediated by technological change. Domestic photography refers to the culture of ordi more...
Amazon Says: From Snapshots to Social Media describes the history and future of domestic photography as mediated by technological change. Domestic photography refers to the culture of ordinary people capturing, sharing and using photographs, and is in a particular state of flux today as photos go digital. The book argues that this digital era is the third major chapter in the 170 year history of the area; following the portrait and Kodak eras of the past.  History shows that despite huge changes in photographic technology and the way it has been sold, people continue to use photographs to improve memory, support communication and reinforce identity. The future will involve a shift in the balance of these core activities and a replacement of the family album with various multimedia archives for individuals, families and communities. This raises a number of issues that should be taken into account when designing new technologies and business services in this area, including: the ownership and privacy of content, multimedia standards, home ICT infrastructure, and younger and older users of images.  The book is a must for designers and engineers of imaging technology and social media who want a better understanding of the history of domestic photography in order to shape its future. It will also be of value to students and researchers in science and technology studies and visual culture, as a fascinating case study of the evolving use of photographs and photographic technology in Western society. less...
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Amazon Says: In less than a decade, social media has changed the way millions of people keep in touch with friends, read the news and share interests. Not engaging in these new types onlin more...
Amazon Says: In less than a decade, social media has changed the way millions of people keep in touch with friends, read the news and share interests. Not engaging in these new types online social messaging can really keep a person out of the loop. The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners covers business, leisure and everything in between. The book focuses on the two most popular — and personal — forms of social medial: Facebook and Twitter. The guide walks readers through setup and maintenance and provides them with the skills needed to make pages lively and relevant to the people they know or work with, as well as the people they're about to meet. Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US (Nielsen) A total of 234 million people age 13 and older in the U.S. used mobile devices in December 2009. (Digital Venture Beat) Facebook has over 750 million users. Twitter averages 40 million tweets per day. less...
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