The Wonderful World of Facebook<br />Presented by Cindy Dudenhoffer & Co.<br />Or, How I stopped worrying and learned to love this inevitable, inescapable phenomenon. <br />
Today is Archer’s first Birthday, so here is an obligatory picture!! <br />But First!!!<br />
What is Facebook? A Quick and Dirty Overview<br />The most popular social networking sight!<br />Myspace is dead! Or at least dying. . . <br />Over 100 million users (back in July)<br />Started as a site for educational networks, but now open to anyone<br />CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in America. <br />One stop shop: combines IM, photosharing, email, blogging, Twitter, all in one.<br />Unlimited space for unlimited content, absolutely free!<br />
Why do we need Facebook?<br />Well, you don’t really, but its fun!<br />Present a different face to your students<br />Schedule events, start a group, hold a lecture, share content at a location where students congregate 24/7.<br />Connect with colleagues, professional groups, old friends, family.<br />One site for information/content that used to be spread over multiple services.<br />
What do I need to know?<br />All content can be made private, available only to friends, etc.<br />But, most people don’t! <br />You don’t have to friend anyone or share your profile with anyone you don’t want to see it. <br />You don’t have to add every app that comes your way (i.e. Lil Green Patch, Cute Catz, Vampires vs. Slayers, etc.)<br />Anyone can make a profile, you don’t have to be invited. <br />You control all information associated with your profile!<br />Facebook is meant to be fun!<br />
What is all this stuff? And why do I want it again? <br />Facebook has 5 main parts<br />Main Navigation<br />All of your important links are at the top of the screen.<br />Profile Tabs<br />Tabs to simplify and organize your profile<br />The Publisher<br />Publish content like your status, photos, videos, and items from applications directly from your profile. You can also leave content on your friends’ pages<br />The Wall<br />Content from your friends, as well as posts and stories that you create. Posts can be about content you add, or about actions that you take on and off Facebook. <br />Applications Menu<br />Easily get to your applications from the menu at the bottom of every page. You choose which 8 applications have quick links.<br />
Friending, what’s that? <br />Friends are anyone you’ve okay’d to be part of your network.<br />Friends have access to your profile <br />Anyone can “friend” you, or send you an email invitation to become his or her friend, giving you access to all their content. <br />You DO NOT have to accept them if you don’t want, and you can block friends if they become a problem.<br />Should you friend your students? Hmmm. . . <br />
What about CMU?<br />Official Central page (become a fan!)<br />Links & Events<br />This is when Jenny will talk . . . <br />Humanities Division<br />This is when Jason will talk . . . <br />Campus Groups<br />Twilight Book Club<br />Career Center groups<br />Anything to add?<br />
Other cool stuff(at least to geeky librarian people like me) <br />Facebook’sfacebook page<br />The Lexicon<br />Online Friends Chat<br />Birthdays<br />Creating Events<br />Get out the Vote<br />Flair<br />Sharing Links<br />
Questions? Comments?<br />Thanks for coming! <br />
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