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Learn how to connect with family, friends on Facebook

Submitted on: 02-02-2009

Wondering why you don't get letters from your grandkids? Why won't your kids just pick up the phone and call? They are communicating, but in a different way. They're most likely on a social networking site, like Facebook, and if you want to connect with them, you should be too. The Continuing Education Division at Aims Community College is offering classes that will help demystify social networking sites. "For a lot of folks, picking up the phone or writing a letter is the only way to keep in touch. But the truth is, through sites like Facebook, you can be more connected than earlier generations ever were," said Jared Fiel, instructor for the classes that will teach you how to set up your own Facebook page and start chatting with your loved ones instantly. "My great-uncle recently set up a Facebook page and he is now able to talk to his granddaughters on a regular basis, see pictures of what they are up to and be a real part of their lives even though he lives hundreds of miles away." The class on Facebook will run for two nights Feb. 24 and 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The class will cover some of the basics of the most popular social networking site on the Web. Participants will be shown how to set up their page, add a picture, find friends and family, control their content and ensure the security of their information. Another class will look at how to tap into the excitement of MySpace. The class is Feb. 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Both classes are just $35 each. For more information, call (970)339-6213 or go to

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