Figuring out facebook_workshopPresentation Transcript
“Figuring Out Facebook” Tuesday March 19 th , 7pm Maynard Public Library Created by Jeremy Robichaud
Why use Facebook?Plan an eventGarner support for a causeCheck out what your friends are up to todayFind the phone number of an old friendRemember everyone’s birthdayLearn more about an organization or business. ◦ Can also get coupons and special offers!Show off pictures from your latest vacationCan be linked to a smartphonePlus much more!
Getting Started (login or sign up)
Glossary of Facebook TermsProfile- YOUR page with your info, photos, videos, list of friends, and whatever else you want to include.Post- message of 420 characters or lessWall- where you and your friends post to your profile“like”- Button used to indicate appreciation without having to add a comment.News feed- A collection of stories by or about your friends. continuous stream of updates from other people’s “walls.”
Setting up your profile
Editing your Profile
Some Items You Can Put in YourProfile Profile picture Education (High School/College) Employers Hometown / Current Town Relationships / Family Languages spoken Religion Political views Contact info (e-mail address, phone number, website, Twitter handle, etc) Favorite quotations A short blurb about yourself (no more than 1-2 paragraphs)
Connecting with Friends and Family3 Tools to find them… 1.) Facebook Friend Finder- scans your e-mail address book for people that are already on Facebook 2.) People You May Know- shows names of people you likely know. Selected based on where you live/work/friends in common, etc. 3.) Search - this is used if you already have a name in mind to look for
Where to look…
Adding or Messaging a Friend
Your NewsfeedA collection of stories by or about your friends.Common story types: ◦ Status updates ◦ Links ◦ Photos ◦ Videos ◦ Check-ins ◦ Likes ◦ Friendships ◦ Events
Getting to your Newsfeed
# of likes / comments / shares
Your ProfileOnly shows information about you along with the posts that YOU have made, pictures YOU have posted, events YOU have created, etc.
Getting to Your Profile
PhotosClick on “Photos” on the left side.Click “Add Photos”Locate the photo on your hard drive.Give the photo a name and/or put it in an album of photos.Add a date that the photo was taken.
Click on “Add Photos.” Selectphotos from your computer.
Account Settings vs. Privacy Settings Change your Facebook Privacy Settings username Limit who can look Add/change networks you up (friends, friends you belong to of friends, anyone, only Change your certain people) password/ add a Limit what content security question certain people can see Change your primary on your account e-mail for messages Block certain users related to Facebook from seeing anything account
Changing your Account Settings
Changing your Privacy Settings
EventsEvents are simply online invitations to things such as parties, games, fundraisers, etc.You can either create an event or attend an event.
Creating an Event
Click on “Create Event”
Stuck on something we didn’t go over?
Staying Safe on FacebookBe careful what you post on Facebook. Depending on your security settings, ANYONE might be able to see what you post.Be cautious about sharing personal info.Adjust security settings to a level you feel comfortable with.Block and report anyone who sends you unwanted or inappropriate communication.