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May 13, 2009

Editor's Note
You almost have to be wearing blinders to not notice the advent of social media Web sites and online social networking opportunities that are all around us. With this issue of our e-newsletter, we provide some introductory information about a variety of social Web sites as well as some provocative material on how social networking can be used to build and enhance your business.

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor

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