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  1. 1. FacebookContents • Creating an Account • Basic Privacy Controls • Account settings • Creating your society • Sharing information with others • Facebook Timeline • Other Features in FacebookTechnology for Teaching English LabEng. Tahani Z. Fourah 1
  2. 2. • Creating an Account It is the first step to join Facebook social network. Creating an account is considered as creating an unique identity for you on the network including your name, birthday, password, email..ect. These information should help others to find and identify you on the network. To create your own account, follow the instructions in the link below: Lab Task: Create a new account on Facebook if you dont have an account. • Basic Privacy Controls After creating your account, you should adjust your privacy on the network. Otherwise, the network should assign a public privacy policy for you by default. This means that your account will be visible and searchable for everyone on the network. Leaving your account as is indicates that you are not realizing the natural of social network environment. To set your privacy controls, follow the instructions in the link below: Lab Task: Set your privacy controls to hide your basic info such as your email, birthday,…ect, except for your friends. • Account settings After creating your account, you may need to adjust your account settings such as changing your Name, Username, Email, Password, and Language. Also you can edit Security, Notifications, Mobile, Apps and Payments settings. To set your account settings, follow the instructions in the link below: Lab Task: Set your Facebook account language to Arabic and switch it back to your preferable language.Technology for Teaching English LabEng. Tahani Z. Fourah 2
  3. 3. • Creating your society The main idea behind any social network is building up relationships between people. These could be identical reflection of the real relationships, or just electronic online relationships. To build up your own society by finding your friends, adding them, or deleting/blocking them, follow the instructions in the link below: Lab Task: Find and add me (Tahani Fourah) on Facebook. • Sharing information with others It is not just about creating a society; Social Networking is about sharing knowledge with others. Facebook invents a new term to represent sharing knowledge through the network. This term is called a wall. To know more about wall, visit the link below: To help users sharing knowledge among each others, Facebook social network provides them with four communication and sharing tools: o Post Posting on the wall is the only way to create a new material on Facebook. You may add the following information on the post: Who are with you? Where are you? Audience who will see the post o Share If you want to share others posts, click share which is found below the post. o Comment If you want to comment on others posts, click comment which is found below the post. o Like If you want to express your admiration on a post, click like which is found below the post. Lab Task: In cooperation with one of your friends, Post a proverb on your wall, and set the audience to Friends of Friends.Technology for Teaching English LabEng. Tahani Z. Fourah 3
  4. 4. • Facebook Timeline One of the recent features added to Facebook, The Timeline is considered one of the greatest tools to update your status, view and add photos, Jump to stories from your past, and View a log of your Facebook activity. By the time, your timeline represents your historical activities on the network. To learn how to use your timeline, follow the instructions in the link below: Lab Task: Change your cover photo to represent something related to Technology for Teaching English course. • Explore other Features by yourself o News Feed and Home: For more information, o Chat: For more information, o Messages For more information, o Groups: For more information, o Pages For more information, o Events: For more information, o Photos: For more information, o Videos: For more information, o Tagging For more information, o Links: For more information, o Questions: For more information, questionsTechnology for Teaching English LabEng. Tahani Z. Fourah 4