Welcome to Facebook: Part 2 Photos, Apps & Chat! Oh My!
Go to www.facebook.com
Enter your email address
and Facebook password in the boxes at the top right corner.
Welcome back to your Facebook Home page. This page provides you with a snapshot of your friends activities and any new notifications you may have received. Notifications may include new friends, wall postings, event invitations, etc. To view your profile (what others on Facebook see) you will need to select Profile at the top of the page. Welcome Back!
You may change any setting on your Facebook account. This includes settings on your profile, application settings and privacy settings. If you are concerned about your privacy on Facebook, you can change privacy settings to allow certain people to view only parts of your profile or even block an individual. Further information about privacy can be found by clicking the Help button at the bottom of the Settings page. Privacy Revisited
Facebook allows you to make several choices regarding your privacy online. Users can choose to allow everyone on Facebook to view your info or limit to certain categories such as Friends and/or Network. You may also limit how people find you on Facebook (your visibility level) and what they see when they find you. Privacy Continued….
Photos can easily be added to your profile. Simply click on the photos tab on you profile. This not only allows you to view your friend’s photos but also upload your own. To upload your own select Create a Photo Album . Facebook Photos To create an album, fill out the information requested. Click Create Album .
Once the album is created you will need to upload the photos. Click Browse. This will open a dialog box. In the Look In box select where the photo is located. (i.e. floppy, cd, my computer) Select the photo you wish to upload. Click Open . Check that you are certified to distribute the photo and click Upload Photo . Repeat this process for each photo. Each album can hold up to 200 photos. You may also edit photos by adding captions and telling Facebook who appears in the photo (AKA tagging). Be sure and save your changes. Photos Continued….
Adding Apps To find applications to add to your profile click on the Applications tab in the bottom left corner on the task bar. Click Browse Applications to enter the Application Directory. The Application Directory allows you to search for apps by name or browse by category. Learn more about the apps and what they do by clicking on their name or photo. If you are interested in adding it to your profile click Go to Application .
Verified applications have passed a detailed Facebook review to confirm that the user experience they provide complies with Facebook policies. They are highlighted by a green checkmark. A Verified Apps badge will appear on their Profile Pages as well. Facebook requires you to officially Allow an application to be added. After selecting Allow the application will be included on your profile, application tab and friends’ news feed. Concerned about allowing access to your information? Apps Continued….
Editing Apps Editing or removing applications is easy. Your applications can be accessed under the Application tab (bottom left on task bar) or through the Setting button at the top. To completely remove an app from your profile, select the X . Facebook will again ask for verification. Select Remove to complete the process. You may also edit settings such as where it will appear on your profile and who can view it.
Popular Applications One option that's gotten a lot of attention is poke . When you poke someone, Facebook sends a message to the other member that says he or she has been poked by you. What does this mean? Many members use the feature as a flirting technique, but according to Facebook, it doesn't mean anything at all -- it was included to give Facebook members a fun way to interact with one another. In short, a poke is whatever you want it to be. Show off your interests with Pieces of Flair for your profile! Describe yourself with buttons. Send them to friends as gifts. Browse through the collection. If you don't find what you want, it's easy to make your own! LivingSocial is the best way to show off and keep track of the things you like to do. It works with books, movies, albums, tv shows and more! The best way to find and share entertaining videos, pictures, graffiti, and more with your friends! Build your family tree and see who you are related to on Facebook! Flixster is a social movie site allowing users to share movie ratings, discover new movies and meet others with similar movie taste.
Notification & Chat Features The task bar at the bottom of your profile allows you to see who is currently online and available to chat. Simply click their photo to open a chat screen. Chat features in Facebook work in the same manner as other companies. To chat with the person you selected, type your message in the box provided next to the talk balloons and press ENTER on your keyboard. The chat window will keep a history of your current chat session with your friend. Mary: Hi Notifications allows you see a snapshot of the latest activities on your profile. You can modify what items appear in your notification in the account settings page.
Notes Notes are another way to share thoughts, photos, chain letters, etc. on Facebook.. To create a note, select Write a New Note. Next enter the title and the text of your message and tell Facebook which of your friends to notify or tag.
Finally, Become a FAN! Share your offline interests with your friends by becoming a fan of your favorite things. Using the search feature (top right corner) type in the name of your favorite library, actor, movie, hobby…you name it and become their fan. Becoming a fan allows you to receive periodic updates from their page and a chance to meet new people with similar interests.