US Embassy launches Social Media Lab

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The US Embassy Colombo announced a new program designed to promote greater understanding of social media, the Social Media Lab. Accepting applications as of yesterday, 2 January 2014, Social Media Lab will offer free interactive beginner, intermediate and advanced social media training courses at the American Center Colombo. “We have done a number of social media trainings over the past few years, and want to formalise these trainings through a system of educating the public on social media best practices,” said Christopher Teal, Director of the American Center. “Our ultimate goal with the Social Media Lab is to foster a greater understanding among Sri Lankans about social media and to inspire people to engage more effectively online.” Anyone can register for courses, from 2-17 January 2014 on the US Embassy Colombo website:, and there is no cost to register. Applications will be reviewed on a first-apply basis, and candidates will be informed by mid-January of upcoming course dates and times. For more information, please go to