FaceBook
Objectives <ul><li>This session will include an overview of Facebook and the options it provides. The following issues wil...
Objectives <ul><li>Gain a quick historical perspective of Facebook and why and how it's become so popular in a short amoun...
What is Facebook <ul><li>Facebook is the second largest social network on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily focused on ...
History <ul><li>Facebook was founded by former-Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (while at Harvard).  </li></ul><ul><li>Face...
Availability <ul><li>Unlike its competitors MySpace, Friendster, Xanga, hi5, Bebo and others, Facebook isn’t available to ...
Surveys <ul><li>2005 survey: approximately 85% of the students in colleges had a Facebook account, with 60% of them loggin...
Lawsuits & Concerns <ul><li>Facebook has been host to other issues and concerns, especially in the privacy sector where it...
Legal matters <ul><li>Students violating policy and posting information on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators and i...
<ul><li>Free speech and privacy matters </li></ul>
The Service Now, let’s look into Facebook - the service itself, and some of its features.
Facebook Profiles <ul><li>A typical Facebook profile consists of a number of different sections, including; </li></ul><ul>...
Facebook Photos <ul><li>Facebook’s most popular features has been the ability to upload photos.  </li></ul><ul><li>Faceboo...
Facebook Groups <ul><li>There are two kind of groups, a normal group and a secret group, which isn’t shown on the profile....
Facebook Events <ul><li>Another Facebook success is their ‘events’ feature, which provides the ability to organize, be par...
Facebook Notes <ul><li>Facebook Notes allows users to write a Facebook blog. All notes are displayed in the user’s profile...
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  • Facebook

    1. 1. FaceBook
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>This session will include an overview of Facebook and the options it provides. The following issues will be discussed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>students violating policy and posting information on the site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>administrators and institutions using Facebook to adjudicate incidents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff using the site to advertise or learn more about their students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free speech and privacy matters. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participants will gain a better understanding of Facebook's components and learn how students are using Facebook--in both positive and negative ways. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Gain a quick historical perspective of Facebook and why and how it's become so popular in a short amount of time </li></ul><ul><li>Gain a better understanding of Facebook's components </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how students are using Facebook--in both positive and negative ways </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how staff/faculty are responding to student use </li></ul><ul><li>Learn specific skills related to the site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creating a profile, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>posting messages, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>searching for other students, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tagging, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and more </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What is Facebook <ul><li>Facebook is the second largest social network on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily focused on high school to college students. </li></ul><ul><li>Since their launch in February 2004, they’ve been able to obtain over 8 million users in the U.S. alone. </li></ul>
    5. 5. History <ul><li>Facebook was founded by former-Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (while at Harvard). </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and its core idea spread across the dorm rooms of Harvard where it was very well received. </li></ul><ul><li>It was extended to Stanford and Yale where, like Harvard, it was widely endorsed. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Availability <ul><li>Unlike its competitors MySpace, Friendster, Xanga, hi5, Bebo and others, Facebook isn’t available to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>This generally involves having a valid e-mail ID with the associated institution. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Surveys <ul><li>2005 survey: approximately 85% of the students in colleges had a Facebook account, with 60% of them logging in daily. </li></ul><ul><li>A survey conducted Student Monitor revealed Facebook was the most “in” thing after the iPod and tying with beer. </li></ul><ul><li>Another 2005 survey said 90% of all undergraduates in the U.S. use either Facebook or MySpace regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>A questionnaire by Chris Roberts revealed that 76.2% never click on its ads. Perhaps the most amazing statistic of all may be that Facebook is the 7 th most trafficked site in the U.S. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Lawsuits & Concerns <ul><li>Facebook has been host to other issues and concerns, especially in the privacy sector where its privacy policy states: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Facebook also collects information about you from other sources, such as newspapers and instant messaging services. This information is gathered regardless of your use of the Web Site. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Another theory is that Facebook could also be a data-gathering project or if not, used extensively for these purposes. Facebook’s policy also states that it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ may share your information with third parties, including responsible companies with which we have a relationship.” </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Legal matters <ul><li>Students violating policy and posting information on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators and institutions using Facebook to adjudicate incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Staff using the site to advertise or learn more about their students </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Free speech and privacy matters </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Service Now, let’s look into Facebook - the service itself, and some of its features.
    12. 12. Facebook Profiles <ul><li>A typical Facebook profile consists of a number of different sections, including; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends in Other Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and The Wall </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Facebook Photos <ul><li>Facebook’s most popular features has been the ability to upload photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook is one of the few services to offer an unlimited quota with their only restriction being a 60-photos-per-album limit demographic. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Facebook Groups <ul><li>There are two kind of groups, a normal group and a secret group, which isn’t shown on the profile. </li></ul><ul><li>A normal group is just like any other, but users can also create and invite others into secret groups. These can be used for collaborating on university projects, and provide a way to have closed discussions. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Facebook Events <ul><li>Another Facebook success is their ‘events’ feature, which provides the ability to organize, be part of, and plan for events. </li></ul><ul><li>This feature has been extremely successful when it comes to organizing parties. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with organizing and joining events, users can also invite and recommend others to an event. </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges and universities use the feature to catch planning of such events before hand and investigate those that are over. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Facebook Notes <ul><li>Facebook Notes allows users to write a Facebook blog. All notes are displayed in the user’s profile, and other members can add comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes possesses an important feature, which is the ability to import and syndicate an external blog. </li></ul><ul><li>You can attach photos and also post via cell phone by sending your notes to notes@facebook.com. </li></ul><ul><li>Another interesting feature is tagging - tagging a post with a username will automatically send it to that specific user. </li></ul>

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