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Social Networking

I can see alot of potential with social networking sites. For extension or 4-H programs that reach across county borders, what an excellent way for youth to stay in contact and share ideas. I know that our 4-Hers are using them as last year the camp counselors I was working with for a residential camp debated about this as a communication method. However 2 of the 8 youth counselors said they did not have a regular or easy access to the internet. Some were relying on the school access which would not be available during the summer and some schools were restricting access to the social networks. So we relied on email and snail mail. The other concern I have with using social networking for educational efforts is the monitoring and the time involved to keep site active. I'm still up in the air on I might use this for educational purposes - time will tell.