Two Faces Of Facebook DRAFT


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Two Faces Of Facebook DRAFT

  1. 1. Two Faces of Facebook
  2. 2. Facebook is a great way to: <ul><li>See what’s going on with friends on and off campus </li></ul><ul><li>Find out interesting things about new people </li></ul><ul><li>Network and plan within campus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that everyone stays connected to what’s happening on campus. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Facebook is a fantastic way for students to stay connected <ul><li>Networks, groups, friends, photo albums, notes, gifts, bulletins, wall posts, personal profiles and contact information, all searchable, edit-able, and customized to each user. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the best of the social web, being used by innumerable students to manage their social and academic lives. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Create a Profile <ul><li>Facebook’s customizable profiles let students decide who they’re going to be today – are they going to focus on sports, and join team groups? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they going to zero in on people who share their politics, or their hobbies, or both? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they want to learn more about new friends who are in their student groups, Greek organizations, or honor societies? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Get Connected <ul><li>Do they want to find new campus-sponsored groups to join, new people to meet? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they want to find interesting faculty and staff who share their interests? </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook can help students do all those things. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facebook works because it’s a social site, with lots of people contributing stuff all the time <ul><li>And when Facebook works, it works really, really well. </li></ul><ul><li>But… how it’s working depends on what you’re posting. </li></ul><ul><li>So… what ARE you posting? </li></ul>
  7. 7. What personal information are you putting on the internet? <ul><li>Anyone who joins a network you’re a part of can see your profile, not just your friends, or your campus, or even just college students. </li></ul><ul><li>ANYONE </li></ul>
  8. 8. So, if anyone can get into Facebook, do you really want to post: <ul><li>Your name and phone number? </li></ul><ul><li>How about your entire class and work schedule? </li></ul><ul><li>Your address or dorm room number? </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures of yourself doing fun (but possibly indiscreet) things? </li></ul><ul><li>On line chatter with friends about personal things? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Also, you don’t have as much control as you think you do, because: <ul><li>The Internet NEVER Forgets. </li></ul><ul><li>Content from your profile could end up on some other site, even after you delete your account. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What kind of photos are you posting? <ul><li>So, in those photos you posted… Are you drinking beer or smoking a bong? </li></ul><ul><li>Your parents can use Facebook to check out your friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Prospective employers routinely search Facebook for information on newly-graduated job applicants. </li></ul><ul><li>Authorities looking for a character reference can check your Facebook photos to see what kind of ‘interests’ you have </li></ul><ul><li>A professor writing you a letter of recommendation for graduate school or a great new job can check Facebook, too. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Is your profile image positive and wholesome?
  12. 12. Is this the image you want your parents, professors and prospective employers to see?
  13. 13. Read the “Terms of Use” <ul><li>Facebook owns what you post… </li></ul><ul><li>“ By posting information to your user profile, you automatically grant Facebook, the rights to use, publicly display, reformat etc. your content” </li></ul><ul><li>… and they can reuse it without your permission. </li></ul>