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  1. 1. Facebook Presentation Created by: Tamás Kerekes
  2. 2. What is Facebook?• A portal for social networking• Interact with friends• Share photos and/or videos• Community organizing• Email and instant messaging• Various forms of interpersonal communication• Operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.
  3. 3. Who Created Facebook?• Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook while at Harvard University in 2004 with roommate Dustin Moskovitz and fellow Computer Science major Chris Hughes.• Initially created for college students• Then moved to include high school students• Now open to anyone over the age of 13
  4. 4. Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes
  5. 5. Users
  6. 6. Earnings• Though Facebook is privately held and doesn’t publicly disclose its earnings, various press and analysts’ estimates of its 2008 revenues span from $250 million to $400 million.• Facebook generates revenue through display advertising• New York Times,March 2009
  7. 7. Features• News Feed – highlights profile changes, birthdays and upcoming events• Wall – space on profile page to post messages• Photos – upload albums, tag friends and comment on photos• Videos – share videos; maximum length is twenty minutes and maximum size is 1GB• Notes – blogging feature• Gifts – send friends a small icon such as smiley face or little green patch• Status – users update what they are currently doing, thinking or planning• Events – a way to let people know about upcoming events
  8. 8. Example of Wall posting
  9. 9. Pros• Keep in touch with friends and family• Share photos and videos• Connect with classmates• Stay informed on community events• Select your own level of privacy• Ability to reject friend requests• A tool to be used in teaching students cyber ethics
  10. 10. Cons• Information and pictures may be used against a person• Cyber bullying• Students under 18 providing too much information (full name, address, birthday, school, etc.)
  11. 11. How can Teachers and Parents Help?• Talk to our students• Discuss online safety• Check privacy settings• Explain ethical behavior and cyber bullying• Share how certain pictures and words can damage a persons future• Keep computers in an openly accessible room in the house• Ask questions
  12. 12. How to select privacy settings on your Facebook account• Privacy• Profile• Control who can see your profile and personal information.• Search• Control who can search for you, and how you can be contacted.• News Feed and Wall• Control what Recent Activity is visible on your profile and in your friends home pages.• Applications• Control what information is available to applications you use on Facebook.• Block People• If you block someone, they will not be able to find you in a Facebook search, see your profile, or interact with you through Facebook channels (such as Wall posts, Poke, etc.). Any Facebook ties you currently have with a person you block will be broken (for example, friendship connections, Relationship Status, etc.). Note that blocking someone may not prevent all communications and interactions in third-party applications, and does not extend to elsewhere on the Internet.• Person