Facebook is: A place to share – Just like your kindergarten teacher wanted A memo board – Just like leaving a note for a family member to tell them where you went It’s like walking to your fence and talking to your neighbor – from across the world Watching the News – Just like turning your TV on and watching WEWS 5 they post it all on their fan pages
The beginning of Facebook began as a college networking website and has expanded to include anyone and everyone.Facebook was founded by 2004 by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg and originally called thefacebook. It was quickly successful on campus and expanded beyond Harvard into other Ivy League schools. With the phenomenon growing in popularity, Zuckerberg enlisted two other students, DustonMoskovitz and Chris Hughes, to assist. Within months, thefacebook became a nationwide college networking website.
You will then receive an email that has a link that you must follow to complete your setup Once this is completed each time you visit facebook you will input your user name and password to enter the site
To check to see if you are on a secure website look for HTTPS://The S stands for secure The fastest and simplest way to start finding friends is by securely putting your email address and password into the site and it will search all your contacts in your personal E-mail address book.
If you input your school and workplace it will also search those to find friends.
Putting an actual picture of yourself will drastically help you reconnect with friends. This gives them piece of mind that this is the correct friend! And that its not some guy with the same name that lives in Timbuktu
Finding the right picture If you are uncomfortable with your photo being online make it a little creative - you are much more creditable if you have something that is at least recognizable
Click to start adding information about yourself
Imputing Your Profile Information I recommend only showing month and date! - Fill out what you are comfortable letting most of the world see - Make sure what you insert is honest information
Adding privacy filter to your Information You can decide who has access to most of you information as you input it
What to post to your wall Personal What ever you are doing “What's on your mind?” A funny Joke What happened today Pose a question to others Club These should be information related Great way to let them know about meetings You can also create events
Your Club now has a Page!What Next? Click to start adding information about your Club
To be safe I recommend only allowing US Users It is best to allow everyone since we are Youth Oriented This is where you will click to make your page public This setting makes only the information you post available to the group This is where you need to make a choice – Do I want the 4-H’ers to be able to add content – If you allow this – you should regularly check your page
I recommend deleting this function! This is a great way to add Club Pictures – Make sure their parent signed the Photo Release before adding anyone! This allows you to share website addresses with your club members
Online Predators and Facebook How do Internet predators take a profile page on a social networking site and turn it in to a map of your life? On Facebook people openly list information like their gender, birth date, hometown, school, political views and religious affiliations. There are event announcements, party attendance lists, friend lists, group lists, fan pages and The Wall where friends post messages. All of these things make it very easy for a predator to stalk you in real time.
While nothing is fail safe here are some tips that will keep you safer: Make your profile private so that only friends can see it. People from your past that may be looking for you will still find your name in a search but they won’t see your profile until you add them as a friend. Don’t list your birth date, or at the least omit the year. Consider not listing your hometown, political views or religious affiliations. Don’t put your phone number on your profile. People you really know will have other ways to get it. Restrict your picture settings so that only friends can see pictures you post or pictures that you are tagged in. You do this in the privacy settings on Facebook.
While nothing is fail safe here are some tips that will keep you safer: Be selective in the applications that you add. Stay away from overly personal applications or applications that give away information you have purposely left out of your profile. Social networking sites are great ways to stay connected to people and to get in touch with old friends. You do not have to stay away from sites like Facebook in order to be safe online. You just need to be aware and make smart decisions about the things you put on your profile page.
Common Thoughts Adding users as friends without proper introductions. If you’re looking to make friends, tell people who you are. Don’t assume they know you — especially if they, well, don’t. Abusing group invites. If your friends are interested, they’ll likely join without your “encouragement.” And if they don’t accept, don’t send the group request more than once by asking them to join via email, wall post, or Facebook message.
Common Thoughts Publicizing a private conversation on a wall post. In case it isn’t obvious, Facebook wall posts are completely public to all your friends (unless you tweak your privacy settings). Private matters should be handled privately: via email or even in Facebook private messages. Tagging individuals in unflattering pictures that may end up costing your friends their jobs. Avoid the unnecessary commentary also, especially on your childhood pictures that portray your tagged friends as chubby and not so popular. Further, if your friends request to be untagged, don’t make a stink of it. Limit Facebook chat. Just because someone has a Facebook window open doesn't mean they're automatically available for a chat session. Facebook Chat is like any other instant messaging platform--use it appropriately, and recognize that your friends may be too busy to respond immediately, especially during business hours.
Common Thoughts on Pictures Only add photos to your club page if the member’s enrolment form has been signed and the photo release is checked on the form! Beware of embarrassing photos. Resist the temptation to post every last photo from your birthday party on Facebook, particularly images that may cast your guests in an unflattering light. If you have any doubt, ask the subjects of any iffy pics in advance whether they'd mind your posting the shots; then abide by their wishes. Tag lightly. The same thing goes for tagging: The people in a picture might not object to its being online as long as their names are not associated with it. Untag thyself. It is no breach of etiquette to untag yourself from any photograph.