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John Wood Community College offers new social media online course

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John Wood Community College introduced a new online course that encourages people to get social.

John Wood has partnered with ed2go to offer a class called "Using Social Media in Business." Participants in this course will learn how to use the five most popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google Plus.

Officials say the course is great for businesses or those going into business because it covers how to grow and promote a business.

"I think there's good things about all media. But I do think you need to be in social media. That's real time information, you're getting direct feedback from customers right away. And there's also a lot of measurement tools," said Tracy Orne, the Director of Public Relations and Marketing at John Wood.

Orne says social media has become a big part of marketing.

"It's a great way to put offers online, great way to get feedback. As far as LinkedIn, if you're looking for good employees, it's a great way to network there," said Orne.

The course is a community education class, meaning you don't have to be a student at John Wood to enroll. New sessions run every month.

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