Social Media Tools Recap

Kim Burton (far right) discusses web tools with Deanna, Suzanne, Vicki, Angela, Marsha, Barb, and non-member Josephine

Last month, Kim Burton lead a presentation to section leaders about social media tools. We learned about what our section is doing in different web communities:

Twitter is a microblogging site where members post news in short (140 character) sentences. Our twitter is @wichitaswe. You can “follow” us for news and updates.

LinkedIn is a networking site for business contacts. Your “contacts” are made up of coworkers and former colleagues. To connect easily with other SWE members, join our LinkedIn group.

Facebook is a networking site where your “friends” include neighbors, family members, and people you hang out with. You can pass on invitations to SWE events if you Like our Facebook Page.

Finally, we reviewed wordpress as it’s installed on our server and learned to upload photos and post to the blog.

Kim’s presentation is available for download: Social media tools for SWE – presentation (600kb)

If you have any suggestions for how we can use web tools to communicate within or outside our section, let us know!

Kim Burton is an avionics and electrical systems engineer at Textron Aviation. Kim has a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Pittsburg State University. She has received a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University.

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