Follow CEC via Social Networking Sites
06 October 2010 | News story
Join the new CEC accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare and Picasa and view CEC videos on the IUCN YouTube Channel. CEC will be adding content throughout CBD COP10 in Nagoya. Sign up today.
Everyone is invited to follow CEC on these social networking sites. CEC Focal Point Rod Abson has set up new accounts and will be actively adding content throughout COP10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, from 18 to 29 October 2010.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. Facebook is about "Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected." This social networking website has more than 500 million active users, which is about one person for every fourteen in the world. Users can add people as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by workplace, school, or college. Go to Facebook >>
Get short, timely messages from IUCN CEC. Twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information. Twitter is a website that offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read other users' messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user's profile page. Go to Twitter >>
Watch, upload and share videos. CEC videos are now available on the IUCN YouTube Channel. The name of this video-sharing website is an allusion to the cathode ray tube, a display device used since the early days of electronic television. Go to YouTube >>
Upload and share PowerPoint presentations. Slideshare is an online slide hosting service. The website is considered to be similar to YouTube, but for slideshows. Go to Slideshare >>
Fast and easy photo sharing. Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Go to Picasa >>
Join CEC in making the most of these online tools. They are exciting additions to the existiing online resources:
For more information about social networking with CEC, contact Rod Abson, CEC Focal Point at Rodney.ABSON@iucn.org