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  2. 2. What is Facebook about? <ul><li>Facebook is a SOCIAL network open to anyone who confirms they are over the age of 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Users can (and NOT limited to:) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>add friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>send messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>update personal profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>notify friends about themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>post videos and pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create events & groups </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What else can you do? <ul><li>With all the “cool” applications, you can also: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View people’s friends, pictures, status updates, wall posts, tagged pictures and videos , personal profile information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow people’s updates that come up on your Home Page as “Mini Feed” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basically, you can follow someone’s personal life and know personal information about them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In other words, people can also follow your profile and know many things about you such as where you were last, who your friends are, what pictures you’re in, who you dated last, where you live, what you’re up to, your contact information, your conversations with others… </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ If you thought the news feed was a threat to your privacy, be warned: Facebook is announcing Public Search Listings today, meaning profiles will be searchable through Facebook, and soon turn up on Google, Yahoo and MSN Search .” </li></ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2007/09/05/facebook-search/ </li></ul>Oh and there’s more………
  5. 5. What You Should Know <ul><li>The Internet is accessible by anyone who has access to it and can view your information. It’s okay to use Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc, as long as you know how to use them properly. </li></ul><ul><li>How can you do that? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not post pictures and/or remove tags of photos (tell your friends as well to remove photos) that should not be posted or that portray a bad image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not post comments about others or issues that you do not want others to publicly see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not post your personal contact information (Address, phone number, school etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Privacy settings to limit search and who can view what on your profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search yourself on Google to see what comes up in the search engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not share passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not add an unknown friend because you are then inviting someone to view your information with unknown intentions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember, DO NOT POST ANYTHING you do not want your parent, principal or workplace to see… </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How large is your digital footprint? <ul><li>DEFINITION </li></ul><ul><li>Digital footprint: </li></ul><ul><li>It is the digital trail of someoneq’s activity that can be accessed and followed by public viewers. People can follow what you have recently done on the internet, view your information, where you have visited, etc. </li></ul>CLICK TO WATCH
  7. 7. LETS FIND OUT… <ul><li>How many friends do you have on Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have your boss added as a friend? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use privacy settings to restrict who can view your profile, albums etc? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have explicit photos: drinking, partying hard etc? </li></ul><ul><li>How much information do you share on your profile? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have information or photos on your profile that can jeopardize a future job if an employer saw what was posted? </li></ul><ul><li>How many picture albums do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>How many times do you update your status? </li></ul><ul><li>How many applications do you have added? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assignment... <ul><li>You will receive an outline of a Facebook profile in class. You are to create a handmade profile of what you actual Facebook would look like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include a photo of yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update your status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill our your personal information form: your interests, relationship status, siblings, location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your classmates will be your online friends for this exercise. Write on their wall and have them do the same for yours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be honest in everything you would post and fill it our thoroughly </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Assignment Continued.. <ul><li>You are to read the article provided on “How revealing is your digital footprint?” </li></ul><ul><li>You are to comment on what is presented before you and write notes on the article and personal notes based on your experiences from online encounters </li></ul><ul><li>Write down what you learned about online footprints and if this has changed your mindset about your online activity </li></ul>