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Social Media History

by Ed Dignan

Evolution and Interactions, Part II
While Perla Gutierrez was earning her  advanced degrees, her studies included industrial, mechanical, and electrical
engineering, as well as computer programming. She has taught most of those subjects at the university level and more recently has turned her attention to web design and application development. Most of these are components that make up the building blocks of social media. It would really be hard to find someone more prepared to help you learn the history and workings of modern apps like Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube.
You do not need to know anything about the Internet or social media to enjoy Social Media History: Evolutions and Interactions, Part II. It’s designed for everyone - beginners, intermediates, and the advanced internet-savvy or web connoisseurs. While the class won’t be “hands on” in a lab, you can expect Perla to employ some of her many creative techniques to help you with these apps. She will introduce you to all the things that you can do with social media, from its use as a forum for groups in society, to analyzing the aftermath of current events as social media groups share them. And by the way, especially relevant in light of recent news about Facebook, Perla will walk you through the basics of social media security. She will also help you understand how to best manage your preferences in order to protect your privacy.
Most importantly, Perla’s approach will minimize intimidation and maximize fun. If you have not met her in one of the many OLLI classes she has taken or taught, or at the CSULB Museum of Art where she’s a docent, not to worry. You’ll immediately be introduced to her infectious laugh and engaging manner.
If you feel like you are a bit behind the curve, this is the class for you.
Perla will have you caught up in no time!


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB
Building HS&D, Rooms 100 & 101
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-5609
Phone: 562-985-8237 Fax: 562-985-8213
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