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HowStuffWorks.com Navigates the Web of Social Media to Help Users Make Smart Networking Decisions

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From Facebook to Twitter and Beyond, Site Delivers A to Z on Everything Social Networkers Need to Know

ATLANTA - August 19, 2009 - With nearly 750 million users and 65 percent of the Internet audience active in social networking, destinations such as Twitter and Facebook are reshaping the way we communicate. Reconnecting with old friends and long lost relatives may be great, but there are things that you can do to keep yourself and your children safe. HowStuffWorks.com has everything social networkers need to know to stay smart and savvy about social networking.

For starters, a solid understanding of How Facebook Works and How Twitter Works will give even the most seasoned social veteran a good glimpse into the inner workings of these two powerhouses. Armed with knowledge, it's much easier to make smart decisions.

It's certainly easy to overshare in this world of TMI (too much information), so What are the Pros and Cons of Social Networking Sites? From oversharing to personal security, some things are better left offline. Find out the Top 10 Things You Should Not Share on Social Networks.

Once you have taken all of the necessary precautions, locked down your identity and launched your Web presence, what's next? Now it's time to grow your base. While Ashton Kutcher can quickly grow his followers, there are some tips for the rest of us. Get answers to all of your questions and go inside everything social at HowStuffWorks.com.

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