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When it comes to social media (and a lot of other technologies), I’m a late adopter, so the fact that I’m now actively tweeting may be a sign that Twitter is becoming passé. In any event, if you’re interested, my Twitter account is @EdWhelanEPPC. My Facebook page is www.facebook.com/EdWhelanEPPC.

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