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Internet technologies & hearing loss: Facebook

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    • Internet Technologies & Hearing Loss – Introduction to Facebook Heidi Walsh
      • Over the next few weeks, we will look at an Internet Technology per week including:
        • Forums  14-03-2011
        • Chatrooms  21-03-2011
        • Blogs  28-03-2011
        • Facebook
        • Twitter
        • Skype
      • And how these technologies can support people with hearing loss
    • What is Facebook?
      • Is a social networking site
      • Huh?
      • It is a way for people to communicate with other people
        • It enables you to communicate with people you know
        • And find new friends
      • Breaks down barriers due to hearing loss as it is text-based not verbal
      • You can share
      • Comments with your friends – regardless of where they are in the world
      • Photos
      • Videos
      • Links to things on the Internet
      • Much more …
    • www.facebook.com
      • You need to create a free account before you can use Facebook
      • Based on your homepage or ‘ newsfeed ’
      • This is a web page where you add ( post ) your comments ( status ) and where your friends’ status posts and replies appear
      • Your status is a comment about anything – it could be something you have been doing, or found funny, or useful …..
      • You also have an album – an area for sharing photos
      • Private messaging – so you can contact your friends ‘privately’
      • Chat – this tells you who is online and you can send instant messages to them
      • Your profile settings restrict who can and cannot see your information
    • Groups
      • You can also create pages on Facebook where you can share information
      • Or you can create a group where people can communicate for a specific purpose
        • Campaigning
        • Revolution
        • An online class
    • Information Source
      • You can also use Facebook to find and share information
      • Many organisations have Facebook pages:
        • RNID
      • There are campaigns run through Facebook
      • Even revolutions!
    • To find information/people
      • Use the search box on Facebook
    • LIKE
      • If you ‘ like ’ a Facebook user/page/group, then posts from that user will appear on your homepage and you become a friend
      • This is an easy way of keeping up-to-date with what is going on – following
      • Some companies post special offers for their Facebook ‘friends’ this way
    • Examples of Facebook pages
      • Some Facebook pages/groups have a discussion forum
    • Connevans – equipment supplier