‘Social Media 101’ Will Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Social Media–Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.–is as revolutionary to communications in the 21st century as the telegraph, telephone, radio, television and, yes, the computer were to the 19th and 20th. But innovation comes with the challenge of acclimation, and to meet it, White Plains Public Library digital media specialist Austin Olney will host two Social Media 101 programs in the main floor’s Edge Media Lab on Tuesday, November 28, at 6 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 13, at 11 a.m.

“We are targeting seniors and those who are not familiar with modern technology and software,” says Olney. “Social media is a popular resource, and it is good to be aware of the current state of virtual networking. It offers beneficial ways to connect with others and can even aid in real-life tasks, such as getting a job through LinkedIn. We will be looking at mobile social media applications as Snapchat and Instagram, as well as more general apps as Facebook and Twitter. “Connecting users online is at the core of the Internet.”

Olney, who has an M.S. in education from SUNY Cortland and an A+ (Plus) Certification from CompTIA IT Industry & Association, says that “I enjoy  applying advanced technology skills to actively engage students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.”

For further information (registration is not required), contact Austin Olney: (914) 422-6999; aolney@whiteplainslibrary.org

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