Social Networking Sites
Many social networking sites incorporate an instant messaging feature, which lets people exchange information
in real-time via a chat. This is a great feature for teachers to use to facilitate classroom discussions because it lets them
utilize the vast store of information available on the Web. This can be a great time saver for the teacher - since students no
longer need to visit a library to conduct research- and it can be a great way to engage distracted learners.School is not the
only setting where this type of real-time information sharing can be beneficial. Social networking can provide a tool for
managers to utilize in team meetings, for conference organizers to use to update attendees and for business people to use as a
means of interacting with clients or prospects. Some leaders are going so far as to include Tweets or other social media
updates during presentations. This approach can make events more interactive and help the presenter reach a larger audience.
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