Friday, October 2, 2009

Social Networking to Connect

Social networking sites are everywhere these days. A typical graduate student has a LinkedIn account, Facebook profile, and is often tweeting away on Twitter. These sites all offer ways to connect, reconnect, and stay in tune with what is happening in the world around you and in the lives of your friends and colleagues.

There can be more than just staying connected found in these sites however. They can help find jobs, research, develop business, and generate ideas. You can follow your company CEO, favorite professor, even your direct boss along with college roommates and high school sweetheart. The benefits are countless. Twitter for business purposes is a great resources for what to tweet and how to do it to reach the appropriate audience. More and more students are creating their own blogs in addition to social networking to share their views, ideas, and opinions on current events or topics they are studying.

We live in a world of connectivity. The more connected you are, the more you can learn from, and even teach others.

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