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Sarah Kirby, NC Cooperative Extension and Craig Wood, eXtension

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    • Why would an Extension Professional Want to Use FaceBook or MySpace? Kyleen Burgess Information Management Agent Region 3 NCCES
    • What is social networking?
      • Focuses on building online communities of people who have a shared interest and/or activities
      • New way to communicate and share information
      • Facebook and MySpace
    • MySpace
      • Launched is 2003
      • A place for friends
      • Browse profiles
      • Blog
      • Email
      • Join groups
      • 50 million users (ranks second to FB)
    • MySpace
      • Not as private as Facebook - less security
      • More Malware & Trojans
      • Can set profiles and groups to private
    • Facebook
      • Launched in 2004
      • Be Connected. Be Discovered. Be on Facebook.
      • Photos
      • Groups
      • Events
      • Posted Items
    • Facebook
      • Over 50 million active users (Dec 08)
      • Fastest growing demographic is 30 years and older
      • Average user has 120 friends
      • Does have its share of malware/viruses
      • More secure
      • Supports Non-profits and Universities
    • Extension On Facebook
      • Cooperative Extension Search = over 500 items
      • 4-H Search = over 500 Items
        • 4-H Alumni Group over 18,000 members
      • NC 4-H = 355 items
      • FCS = 164
    • Examples of Facebook Work
      • Build A Presence
        • FB Guide for Non-Profits and Universities
        • http://www. facebook . com/advertising/FB_Pages_Communities_NonProfits . pdf
      • Advertise Your Program Program
        • Polk County 4-H
      • Create A Cause (raise money)
        • California 4-H
      • Increase Programming Efforts
        • North Dakota Eat Smart. Move More.
          • http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/eatsmart/
    • Extension and Social Networking
      • Teachable Moment
        • Provide Clients with internet security workshops/information
        • Teach Internet Safety for target groups
        • Provide County Government a plan on how you may use social networking in your programming (Provide Solid Examples!)
    • Protecting Your Program
      • Photo releases
        • Youth - 4-H photo release on enrollment forms
        • Adults - Extension Photo Release
        • http://intra. ces . ncsu . edu/DeskRef/photo_release . htm
      • Remember: Anyone that is identifiable in a photo you MUST have a signed photo release on!
    • Who Can Assist?
      • To Speak To Clients:
      • NC Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce http://www. ncsbi . gov/icac/icac . jsp
      • Local Sheriffs Department
    • Who Can Assist?
      • To assist Extension Professionals:
        • Information Management Agent
        • John Dorner, Robert Neely, Adrian Gaskins, Kyleen Burgess
        • Extension Information Technology
          • 919.513.700
          • [email_address]