RIT’s Lab for Social Computing Hosts Facebook Workshops

Workshops designed to help maximize strengths of the popular social networking tool

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Facebook has exploded in popularity in recent months, but many new users are still unaware of how to fully harness the benefits and minimize the risks of the powerful tool. Rochester Institute of Technology’s Lab for Social Computing is offering a series of workshops that will aid people’s efforts to become a Facebook whiz.

The workshops, which are hosted by Elizabeth Lawley, the director of the Lab for Social Computing, take place on three consecutive Fridays in April, cost $45 each and are held in RIT’s Wallace Library. Workshop descriptions are below:

  • Finding Your Way on Facebook, 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 10: This hands-on workshop guides users through the basics of Facebook, from how to find friends and colleagues to how to share links and videos.

  • Facebook Basics for Businesses, 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 17: Learn how to use Facebook to grow your business. The site can be used for marketing, branding and to build a stronger connection with customers.

  • Facebook for Parents & Teachers, 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 24: Discover the potential risks associated with Facebook and other online networking sites, as well as some etiquette tips for how to manage your Facebook friends and their access to your personal information.

For more information and to register, visit http://labforsocialcomputing.net.