How to use social media

Social media is the term we use for the websites and applications that allow people to share their news and images and connect with other people. It is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends, to network with employers and to learn about what is going on in the world. Here is some information on how to use social media safely and effectively.

how to use social media

How to use social media platforms

Here are some well-known social media platforms. Learn what they do and how to use them.

Facebook

Facebook is a free website that lets its users connect with other users. You can like USAHello’s Facebook page. Facebook can be a good way to stay connected to your friends and family or other refugees who have resettled in different states or different countries. It is important to make sure you have strong privacy settings on your Facebook page.

Facebook 101 from GCFLearnfree.org

This course from the nonprofit organization GCFLearnfree.org teaches you basic information about what Facebook is, how to adjust your privacy settings, and how to create a Facebook page.

Instagram

Instagram is an app for sharing pictures. and videos. It is very popular with young people.

Instagram 101 from GCFLearnfree.org

This course from a nonprofit organization teaches you how to create an Instagram account and gives you tips for sharing photos and videos.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the most popular online networking site to help people find jobs in the United States. Your LinkedIn “profile” is basically just your resume. Having a LinkedIn profile can help you advance in your career.

LinkedIn 101 from GCFLearnfree.org

This course from a nonprofit organization teaches you how to create a LinkedIn account and how to look for jobs on LinkedIn. You may not want your profile to show too much personal information. The course will help you set the page to suit your needs.

Skype

Skype is a program that lets users make free calls from one computer to another computer all around the world.

Skype from GCFLearnfree.org

This course from the nonprofit organization GCFLearnfree.org teaches you how to use Skype to make free phone calls on a computer. The course will show you how to set up your own Skype account.

Twitter

Twitter is a “micro” networking site.  Users make profiles and then can post very short sentences about information that is important to them. Many people use twitter to discover new things or what is going on in the world. You can follow our Twitter account.

Twitter 101 from GCFLearnfree.org

This course from GCFLearnfree.org teaches you how to set up a Twitter account, who to follow and how to tweet.

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