Introduction to Facebook

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  • 2. Learning Objectives
    • A brief introduction to the social networking site Facebook.
    • Instructions to create an account.
    • How to personalize your account.
      • Account settings – including privacy
    • Learn about friend requests and group invites.
    • Learn about Facebook’s internal messaging and chat systems.
  • 3. What is Facebook?
    • Facebook is a social networking site that was first started for the college crowd.
    • Originally created by Mark Zuckerberg while at Harvard.
    • Other social site competitors are: Bebo, MySpace, Xanga, Friendster, etc.
  • 4. Facebook Today
    • More than 400 million active users.
    • More than 60 million status updates posted each day.
    • Average user spends more than 55 minutes a day on site.
    • More than 100 million active users currently accessing the site on their mobile devices.
    • About 70% of Facebook users are outside the U.S.
    • Taking the leap
  • 6. Account creation: Filling out the form
    • Visit
    • What you will need:
    • - Personal email address
    • - You can set up a personal email account with Gmail , Hotmail , Yahoo! Mail , etc.
    • - Password
    • Make sure to review the confirmation email that will be sent to your email address.
  • 7. Account Creation: Figuring out the captcha
    • Once you filled out the form, you will be provided with a captcha image as a security check.
      • Captcha images are meant to stop automated programs from creating multiple accounts.
    • Enter the text in the box and click the Sign Up button.
  • 8. Account Creation: Finding friends
    • You can find friends already on Facebook by going through your email contacts list.
    • - You can bypass this and the other steps by choosing Skip this step in the lower right hand corner.
  • 9. Account Creation: Profile information
    • The second step will ask you to fill out your school information and the company you are affiliated with.
    • - You can choose to skip this step and add the information you want later. If you choose to add now, be sure to click on Save & Continue.
  • 10. Account Creation: Profile picture
    • The third step will ask you to upload a photo from your computer or take a photo with your webcam.
    • - If you don’t have a photo, you can choose to skip this step. If you do upload, make sure to click Save & Continue .
  • 11. Account Creation: Adding a photo from your computer.
    • If you choose to add a photo from your computer, this is what the screen looks like.
    • - Photo must be no more than 4MB max.
    • - If too large, try editing the image with your computer’s image editing software.
    • Be Facebook smart
  • 13. Building your profile – A 6-step process
  • 14. Building your profile
    • You again have the option to:
      • search your email contacts to look for friends already on the site (optional).
      • Upload a profile picture (optional).
      • Fill in your profile information.
      • New Options:
      • Link your mobile phone with your account (optional).
      • Search for people you know.
      • Set privacy options.
  • 15. Profile Privacy
    • Take a look at the privacy explanation and the privacy policy .
  • 16. Profile Privacy: Do’s and don’ts
    • Do’s
    • Post information that you are comfortable with sharing.
    • Remain professional with information/images shared.
    • Build an online reputation that you would want others to see.
    • Don’ts
    • Post information that can help others identify your particular location.
    • Write comments on Facebook walls that are inappropriate or abusive.
    • Assume that your profile won’t come up on a Google search (depending on privacy settings).
  • 17. Privacy Settings – Option
    • At the top left of your profile, click on Account .
    • - Select the Privacy Settings option in the drop down menu.
  • 18. Privacy Settings - Menu
    • Use the five options to choose:
    • Who can see your profile
    • Set your contact information
    • Control search results in Facebook and search engines
    • Block those who can interact with you
    • Control what information is available to Facebook apps.
    • Creativity using a blank canvas
  • 20. A new profile
    • This is what a new profile looks like (without information loaded).
    • There is a box for you to share recent updates
      • You can attach photos, video, events, or a link with your profile updates.
  • 21. What does a profile usually have?
    • Profile photo/ other photos
    • Status updates/wall comments from friends
    • Friends list
    • Group information – that which you are a member of in Facebook
    • Fan pages
    • Applications that have been added.
  • 22. A note about photos
    • Photos on Facebook can be those you post or those others have posted that you’ve been identified in.
    • - Photos others post up can be tagged with your name. (You can choose to remove the tag).
  • 24. Friend requests
    • You can find friend requests at the top right hand corner of your Facebook home screen.
    • - When a request comes through, you’ll see it in the requests section of the page.
  • 25. Friend request – accept or ignore?
    • Not all the requests you receive may be people you know.
    • - This friend request is an example of that.
    • - You can confirm the friend request to accept or choose to ignore.