Seniors all a Twitter over social media August 30, 2012 Renae Desai Senior citizens in Cottesloe will be given a crash course in social media thanks to a Murdoch University public relations and digital media lecturer. Renae Desai from the School of Media Communication and Culture will be helping members of the Westcoast Community Centre understand more about Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and the impact it can have on their everyday lives on Thursday, September 6. Ms Desai said the older generation were becoming interested in social media because it was another way to connect with their children and grandchildren. “I want to debunk the myth that the internet is only for young people. It’s actually for everyone and was built by baby boomers,” she said. “Social media is just another way of communicating and I hope those who attend will understand a little more about how it can enrich our experience of our friends, families and communities.” During the lecture, the issues involved in social networking will be discussed and Ms Desai will present on the history of computing technology, the development of the internet and introduction of social media. The hour-long session will take place at the Community Room, Grove Library Precinct at 10am on September 6. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non members. This is the second social media session Ms Desai has led for senior citizens. In March she led a workshop for members of the Glyde-In Community Learning Centre, which is based in East Fremantle. Her colleague Andrew Porter will be running another session for Glyde-In Community Learning Centre members at Murdoch University on Wednesday, September 26. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, Events, Teaching and Learning Tags: andrew porter, facebook, glyde in community learning centre, renae desai, school of media communication and culture murdoch, social media, twitter, westcoast community centre, youtube Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!