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  • 1. history   founded in February 2004  originally needed a college email address to join demographics   majority of users are 18-24  35-54 age bracket grew 172.9% in 10 months  more than 150 million users more demographics: http://www.istrategylabs.com/facebook- demographics-2008-update-its-getting-older-in-there/ more statistics: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
  • 2. is used for event management with friends   friends can respond with yes, no, or maybe. is used to keep in touch with past  classmates.  is used to stay in touch with family.  currently consists of a bunch of people who are really my friends, some family, and a whole lot of people who are just facebook friends.  is used as a messaging system.
  • 3. allows users to create content.   requires users to manage content.  requires users to manage information flow.  encourages connections.  encourages an understanding of internet security. digital literacies: http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wiki/index.php?title=TyingItAl lTogether#Digital_Literacy
  • 4. lacks anchoring.   allows for lack of authenticity.  doesn’t promote critical or creative thinking.  doesn’t always promote the creation of content that is meaningful.  promotes lurking behavior. digital literacies: http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wiki/index.php?title=TyingItAl lTogether#Digital_Literacy
  • 5. profile becomes part of a user’s digital  identity  in some cases – may be the only contributing factor to someone’s digital identity  creation of and membership to groups, networks, and causes helps shape users’ portrayal  must be aware of the privacy settings in facebook
  • 6. Keene State staff and alum   Berlin High School alum  I like winter, puppies, and ice cream.  I only like three TV shows, one book, and nine bands.  I am a member of three groups – america’s test kitchen, a theater collective in NYC, and the arts center at KSC.  According to my birth date, I’m 28.
  • 7. by default, “stories” are published  whenever any part of your profile is changed.  example: i accepted an event and it was posted to all of my friends’ news feeds  to change this, you have to change the privacy settings for your profile, as well as each and every application you add in the future. by default, profile is searchable via web  searches – meaning non-facebook members can find your profile.
  • 8. groups   can post to a discussion board  announce events  can invite other users to join networks   created based on location, workplace, or school can lurk in both 
  • 9. the more groups you have, the more  they continue to contribute to digital identity  list of groups shows up under profile information  groups are clickable, so you can find other members of the group  groups can also be private (by invite only) networks are searchable 
  • 10. students are already using facebook, so why not  bring the information to them?  use of facebook can bridge gap between students and educators  departmental use to manage announcements and events  admissions - http://tinyurl.com/7cz7nl  arts center - http://tinyurl.com/7n3pka  Stanford’s app creation class on facebook - http://tinyurl.com/6srboo more about facebook in higher ed: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7017.pdf and http://blog.richmond.edu/studentvoice/2008/11/12/urs-professors-officials-and-employers-use-facebook/ more on the stanford facebook class: http://credibilityserver.stanford.edu/captology/facebook/ more on facebook for teaching and learning: http://foruminnova.blogs.uoc.edu/2008/10/30/facebook-for-teaching-and-learning/
  • 11. can bring users together   example: courses 2.0 – create class schedule, find classmates, form study groups must filter and choose what works best for you  users of applications can rate, review,  comment, and influence applications users can create own application  may be tough to find one that is worth using  aggregation of content – many web tools have  facebook applications best apps for education: http://www.collegedegree.com/library/college-life/15-facebook-apps-perfect-for-online-education
  • 12. top applications do not promote learning   Funwall, TopFriends, SuperWall, BumperSticker, Movies average user has more than 100 friends  13 million users update their status at least  once a day More than 20 million active user groups  exist on the site more facebook application statistics: http://tinyurl.com/6q5sg9 and more facebook usage statistics: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
  • 13. More than 20 million pieces of content  (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) shared each month  More than 3 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide)  More than 52,000 applications currently available on Facebook Platform  More than 35 translations available on the site, with more than 60 in development all statistics from: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics