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I am still learning. -- Michelangelo

Thank you, new friends at OLLI!

On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, I had the privilege of addressing Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) students at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. We all enjoyed exploring social media together. As promised, here are some resources that I hope OLLI students and others will find helpful. And be sure to check out OLLI, a great continuing education program for people who yearn to learn at any age.

"Facebook - How To use it, Security & Privacy settings"
A good tutorial video by Amir Parmar for how to set up your Facebook account.

"Signing Up with Twitter" takes you through the easy steps for setting up your Twitter account.

"11 Facebook tips, tricks, and facts you probably don't already know"
Good info. from, a very useful free service if you plan to tweet regularly.

"The Twitter Glossary"
Take the confusion out of the geek-speak with this dictionary of twitter terms.

"Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know"
Yikes - so many twitter abbreviations! This list from Social Media Today should help.


Take a Chance- The Movie

Take a Chance will inspire you to be all that you can be no matter what your age. If you are young, don't waste it. Now is your chance!

Take a Chance, starring
Mackenyu Maeda, Cassie Scerbo, Sony Cheba, and Masashi Odate, was filmed primarily in Birmingham, AL at the World Oyama Karate Organization's International Headquarters. Local Greater Birmingham area students appear as extras.

A private Birmingham showing of Take a Chance
is expected in April, 2016! Stay tuned!


I'm honored to help manage social media for the League of Women Voters of Alabama (LWVAL) and League of WomenVoters of Greater Birmingham (LWVGB). Please visit!

League of Women Voters

“Working to make democracy work!”

LWV of Alabama

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On Twitter@LWVAL
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LWV of Greater Birmingham

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