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The Social Network: Lecture Series Gives Facebook a Poke

The Social Network: Lecture Series Gives Facebook a Poke

March 30, 2011 – Nothing is bigger than Facebook and other social media.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series will discuss the intricacies of Facebook and more  from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tracy Meyer, professor of psychology at Collin College, and Bryan Rasmussen, professor of political science at Collin College, will present “Facebook Revolutions: The Impact and Rise of Social Networks.”

Meyer will be looking at how Facebook affects relationships, emotions, and lives in general.  She will present ways in which Facebook enriches lives as well as ways in which it can negatively affect it.  She will also present a few ways to keep personal information safe while using the site.

This will be followed by an analysis on the affect of social networking in politics by Rasmussen.

A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series pairs professors from different academic arenas into one discussion about a topic relevant in global current issues.

For more information, contact Brett Adams at 972.377.1604 or e-mail or Sukanya Subramanian at 972.377.1583 or

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