How many of you have a Facebook page? Go ahead, raise your hand. Good for you. You've joined a highly select group of about 1 billion active users worldwide (about 15 percent of the planet's population) who are sharing their lives online with friends and family.
Ten years ago, the concept of social media did not exist. Today, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter (500 million users) and YouTube (800 million users monthly) have revolutionized how we communicate and interact. Traditional media like the very newsletter you're reading offer one-way communication. We write. You read. That's the deal. Social media allows us to write, you to read, then we start a dialogue about the topic. And the Noble Research Institute has a lot we'd like to talk with you about.
Established by Lloyd Noble, this organization is dedicated to advancing agriculture through education and interaction with farmers, ranchers and land managers, not to mention conducting world-class agricultural and plant science research.
In the last year, we've increased our social media presence to make the Noble Research Institute more accessible, filling numerous sites with our stories, information and findings, and seeking your feedback about topics important to you. Most importantly, these platforms offer us an invaluable outlet to share agriculture's story as a whole. Below is a snapshot of each of the Noble Research Institute's social media outlets. So come visit us on one or all of them. Give us some feedback. Connect. That's what social media is all about.