Heard about social media, but still not clear on what it is-or why you should get involved? Social
media describes a way of communicating. Essentially, social media Web sites like Facebook offer tools to have an online
conversation with friends, family and businesses. These sites offer ways to exchange messages, photographs and videos
and to play games.
Connect with the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center on Facebook and Twitter
Why has the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center gotten involved? Because we've got a lot to say. Each day, we post
the latest research news, tips for cancer prevention and advice for living well with cancer.
Here's where you can find us
Facebook allows people to network with family, friends and businesses online. Once you sign up, search for people you know and send
messages asking to be their online friend. People who know you may seek you out as well. Once you approve a friend request, you
can post messages to your page-or wall-on the site for friends to see. You can also create online photo albums or post links
to interesting Web sites or videos.
In addition to finding friends, you can choose to become a fan of your favorite organizations and businesses. That's
where the Cancer Center comes in. Once you become a fan of the Cancer Center, you'll see our daily posts about the latest
in cancer research, prevention and treatment.
Find us on Facebook now. If you're not
already a member, click "sign up" and follow the instructions.
Twitter is a service that allows you to broadcast 140-character messages from your computer or cell phone. Once you've signed up,
let your family and friends know to follow you on Twitter. In turn, you can search out people you know as well as organizations,
businesses and celebrities that you'd like to keep up with.
To receive news about the Cancer Center, follow the University of Michigan Health
System's Twitter feed. You can also sign up at Twitter.com. Then search for UMHealthSystem and click "follow."
YouTube allows people to view and post video clips. If you want to share snippets from your latest vacation video, this is the
place to do it. Want to laugh? You'll find plenty of blooper reels. If you missed the latest public controversy, you'll probably
find it here, too.
Universities, organizations and businesses also using YouTube for educational and professional purposes. The U-M Cancer Center
posts videos about tips for living with cancer, complementary therapy demonstrations and the latest research news.
To share your video, you'll need to sign up. But if you'd like to view video, visit the
U-M Health System's channel on YouTube.com. You can also visit our Cancer Research and
Treatment Playlist, which is a feature of the U-M Health System's YouTube channel.
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