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Kapili Newsletter-1st Qtr 2016

Your Kapili Newsletter is now available right here on your Union's website...

Financial Service available to Local 996 Members

Is your financial future secure? It can be...

Joint Council 42 Scholarship

A Program For Graduating High School Seniors...

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund 2016-2017

Don't wait another second Hawaii Teamsters with keiki in their Senior year of high school...

Social Media Newbie

We know that many of you may be "newbies" (newbies mean "new to")to social media...

Contact Us

Need to contact your Business Agent or a Board Member? Here's how...

Local 996 Calendar

Keep up-to-date with you Union calendar...

Ameron's Name Change

Ameron Hawaii, a supplier of concrete and aggregate products that has been around for more than a century, has changed its name to HC&D to reflect its original name, Honolulu Construction & Draying...


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Social Media Newbie
Updated On: Feb 04, 2016


We know that many of you may be "newbies" (newbies mean "new to")to social media. Most new things other than how you normally do things can cause some anxiety but, as one begins to understand what social media is, how it can positively work for an individual and how easy it is to use, one can quickly go from newbie status to social media expert. First, what is Social Media? According to the dictionaryit says:

"websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking."

Wikipedia gives a easier to understand explanation...

Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people or companies to create, share, or exchange information, career interests, ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks."


The secret to using social media to your advantage is to NOT be afraid of it.

Those that don't understand social media choose to walk away, ignore and never use it. Litte do they know that it is so simple to use.

The computer is made to be "user friendly." User friendly simply means "easy to use." The designers that create today's technology know that majority of the general population are not technology wizards. Not every one can figure out Quantum Physics! Hence, most computer are designed for the ordinary lay person.

The best way for the average Joe to learn is by doing. The copmuter won't break or malfunction. Don't be afraid to do some research. Go online to and type in any question you like and a video will appear according to the question you may have.

Have fun and enjoy technology! 

Hawaii Teamsters
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