Privacy: Signing Up Many websites don’t ask for more than your email address and a password. Other times you may be asked to create a username, verify location or provide other information.
Privacy: Passwords Choosing a password can be hard. Best Practices: 8 characters long At least one capital letter At least one number Use a symbol (&) if the website will allow it Change every three months Avoid using personal information like birthdays or addresses
Privacy: Passwords Use substitution to help create a password Start: potatosalad (11 characters) Next: p0tatosa1ad (2 numbers) Next: p0t@to$a1ad (2 symbols) Next: p0T@to$a1aD (2 capitals) To store hard to remember passwords write them down rather than saving them to your computer.
Privacy: Signing Up Facebook: There are many levels of privacy settings in Facebook, and you have to decide what information that you want public. Article: http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/faceb
Privacy: Signing Up Always read the Terms of Service when signing up for an account online.
Protect Yourself Always sign out of public computers Read the Use Agreements Check the Default Settings
Peer Pressure Who is using Social Networking Sites anyway? Everyone. Well, not everyone, but 56% of Canadians have an account with a social networking website. Statistic from “Social Networking: 2009” Ipsos-Reid poll.
Peer Pressure cont. “Social networking sites have become increasingly popular among Canadian Internet users. According to a poll by TNS Canadian Facts, a Canadian marketing and social research firm, online teens and young adults are the heaviest users of social networking sites, with 83% of 13-17 year olds and 74% of 18-29 year olds having visited at least one such site. Six in 10 people in their 30s have visited at least one social networking site and 45% of those in their 40s have done so. “ From:http:// www.privcom.gc.ca/information/social/index_e.cfm
LinkedIn This site is aimed at business professionals and in addition to connecting people it also answers questions and finds jobs.
Twitter Twitter is a way to update people in 140 characters or less. Examples: @WestVanLibrary: http://twitter.com/WestVanLibrary @Kobo https://twitter.com/kobo @VancouverSun https://twitter.com/vancouversun Two West Vancouver Political Candidates @JohnWestonCPC http://twitter.com/JohnWestonCPC @danveniez http://twitter.com/danveniez
Facebook Facebook is website that allows you to communicate with your “friends” or people you know. You only interact with people that you have added as a friend. Privacy settings vary.
Facebook How an organization uses facebook:http://www.facebook.com/westvancouvermemoriallibrary
Share Pictures One fun activity is sharing your pictures with family and friends.
Sharing Pictures Using a photo-sharing site you upload your photos onto the website. Make sure to set your privacy settings to reflect who you want to see it.
Sharing Pictures Two major picture sharing sites are: Picasa: picasaweb.google.com Flickr: www.flickr.com
Talk to Friends Chat: is a term used to describe sending instant messages to your friends online. You need an email account to register You also need the email address of any you wish to ‘chat’ with.
Talk to Friends Chat Services: Some you might already have access to! Gmail comes with its own chat function A hotmail or live address lets you use MSN messenger. Yahoo has Yahoo! Messenger as well.
Talk to Friends Downloading Chat Services Sometimes, like with MSN Messenger, you need to download a program in order to use it.
Talk to Friends Some other services to look into: Skype: www.skype.com This service lets you speak with other Skype users for free!