Introduction to Social Media - Part 1 Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College

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Introduction to Social Media - Part 1

WHAT TO USE AND WHEN The internet helps you stay in touch with friends and loved ones. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter let you see what’s happening in the lives of friends, and allows you to let them know what’s going on in yours. Other tools like YouTube and Flickr allow you to share videos and photos with them (and the world). Finally, there are tools like Skype that let you know when people are online and talk to them in an instant – and for free.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? You will have heard about Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Flickr, but might not be sure about what they do or how to get set up to use them. This session demonstrates how they work, so you can decide if you want to create your own accounts.


  • An internet-connected laptop or desktop computer; either your own or supplied by the workshop organisers. You may need to share a computer with others in the workshop.
  • A demonstration Twitter account, set up by the presenter.
  • Two internet-connected computers with Skype pre-installed, two separate Skype accounts, and someone in the contacts list with whom to make a voice call.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN This session walks you through the internet’s most popular social media applications. By the end, you’ll have a good understanding of what social media is and which services you can use and when. It’s not an in-depth guide to using the services (those come in later sessions), but an overview of what they are and what they can do.

Note: This class is for seniors aged over 60. Photo ID is required. The training is funded by the NSW Government (Department of Communities & Justice) in partnership with Telstra.

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