Vicki Sauter, professor of information systems at UMSL, will discuss the good and bad surrounding social media sites on Aug. 4 in the Millennium Student Center.

Several million people each day post a status update or tweet about their latest thought. Social media and sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are connecting millions of strangers, helping people to network and making news available in real time.

Vicki Sauter, professor of information systems at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will discuss “The Fundamentals of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter” at 8 a.m. Aug. 4 in the Student Government Chamber at the Millennium Student Center.

Sauter will talk about the capabilities, advantages and disadvantages of the three most popular social networking sites. She also will discuss using these sites for both personal and professional advantages, as well as the pitfalls of each.

The discussion is part of the monthly Breakfast & Business Series sponsored by UMSL’s College of Business Administration and Express Scripts.

Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Millennium Student Center is on UMSL’s North Campus, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Reservations are required. Call 314-516-5883 to reserve a spot.

Jen Hatton

Jen Hatton