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20 Great Career Building Activities Using YouTube

9781508172642. ea vol: 64p. (Social Media Career Building). bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Rosen YA. Jan. 2017. lib. ed. $34.45.
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Gr 7 Up—Harnessing teens' interest in social media, this series steers them toward educational and professional pursuits and the creative arts. Each title starts with a company history, a bit of social context ("YouTube stars are often more popular than mainstream celebrities"), and a beginner's how-to guide. Twenty ideas for positive usage include Tumblr for résumé developing, Pinterest for teaching hobbies, Twitter as a forum for message campaigns, and Facebook for business and organization pages. An accessible layout makes this ideal for a broad range of reading abilities, and a plethora of appended resources will help inquirers or educators who want to expand on the topic.
VERDICT Highly recommended, as even tech-savvy teens will benefit from the Internet safety tips and guide to controlling their self-image or "brand."

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