They have long been associated with college life, Facebook,Myspace and now Twitter. But Lawrence University senior MadhuriVijay has noticed a changing virtual crowd.
"I'm friends with some of my employers, I'm friends with severalof my parents friends," she said.
Social media are not just being used for social networkinganymore.
"A lot of people will dismiss it as, 'oh yeah my kids are onFacebook,'" said Rick Barnes with the Internet marketing companyHubSpot in Cambridge, Mass.
Burnes spoke to about 150 business men and women in the FoxValley on how to incorporate social media in their businessplans.
"The explosion is huge," said Burnes. "The thing that's reallycool about it is it gives people leverage. It gives smallbusinesses leverage. Traditionally if you wanted to get involved inin a new business you'd have to raise a ton of money, go buyadvertisement before you even started selling anything. Today youjust sign up for Twitter, sign up for facebook."
Nicole Voelzke with Valley Transit and said after the seminar,she's looking to get the company Facebook-ing, tweeting and therest.
"I read an article not too long ago that the growing demographicon Facebook is actually 35-44 years old," said Voelzke. "It's notjust for kids."
According toNielsen Online, Facebook use has gone up 700 percentjust from last year.
Back at Lawrence, Vijay also works in the career center and sayswith so many more people looking at those websites, she warnsstudents about what they put online.
"Pictures to videos, even wall posts...if you are in the marketfor a job you really want to think twice before you say anythingthat could be construed in a less than positive light," shesaid.
One of many changes as social media continue to move from thedorm room to the board room.
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