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Social Media: Starting Your Journey in the Great Frontier

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GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide registered professional nurses with an overview of social networking.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to:

1. Define social media and networking.

2. Identify selected social network sites and terms related to social networking.

1. Social media combines principles of social networking with the

a. new computer applications.

b. advances in cell phochnology.

c. technology advancements of new media.

d. use of iPhones only.

2. “Friending” in online communities includes all of the following except

a. a one way connection.

b. reciprocity so the person follows back.

c. mutual agreement to accept each other’s posts.

d. permission for the relationship.

3. A professional presence refers to statements made online that are appropriate for a person’s

a. career status.

b. religious affiliation.

c. political values.

d. personal information.

4. Social networking enables people to post information to more than one place at a time and from many devices but to learn this skill requires

a. professional training.

b. mentoring.

c. time management.

d. separating social networking from daily activities.

5. Which primary social network platform has the greatest number of users?

a. LinkedIn

b. Facebook

c. Twitter

d. Google+

6. A blog is defined as

a. a personal and professional sharing of information.

b. an online graphical image.

c. a real time conversation.

d. a tag applied to twitter posts.

7. What is an online user profile?

a. A personalized stream of information

b. An online graphical image

c. An individual’s followers

d. An individual’s information

8. The American Nurses Association identifies all of the following benefits of social networking except

a. dissemination of information.

b. public education.

c. patient privacy.

d. exchange of knowledge.

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