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Facebook 101

  1. 1. Facebook 101 Grandma’s scrapbook will never be the same... By Nick Armstrong - @ImNickArmstrong http://www.IAmNickArmstrong.com
  2. 2. What Is Facebook? Personal Profile Friends Wall, Status, Pictures Groups, Pages, Events Notes, Applications Pokes
  3. 3. Why Use Facebook? Facebook is the most popular social network For both Personal and Business use Easily share pictures, videos, and notes Easy integration with other social media tools
  4. 4. Sign Up Create a personal profile using the form on Facebook.com You can also create a page for your business here - click on that link, you will not need a profile.
  5. 5. Privacy Safest: set everything to “Friends Only” Set up Friend Lists and revoke privileges as needed Set Privacy settings now, before they become an issue
  6. 6. Privacy - Part 2 Any application your friends add can also see your information Revoke application privileges before you add friends
  7. 7. Privacy - Let’s Do It Now Click on Settings -> Privacy Settings. Click through each of Profile, Search, News Feed and Wall, and Applications, turning the settings to “Friends Only”. Uncheck any option that you don’t understand. You can also block people here - if you block someone, you disappear to them entirely. Make sure you block them first!
  8. 8. Finding Friends 5,000 friend limit. Use the Friends menu to invite or find new friends. Only friend people you know in person. It’s considered rude to friend people you barely know.
  9. 9. Adding Friends to Lists Use the Friends page to create a new list. Enter the names of people you want to add to the list and click on them to add. Some lists are automatically created for you. No one can see which list you’ve added them to, but can probably guess.
  10. 10. Personal Profile Add a personal picture - try to stay consistent or at least recognizable. Post your first status update. Add as much info as you can. Add any e-mail address you might use or have ever used. Edit quickly by using the pen buttons.
  11. 11. The Wall The Wall can accept photos, links, videos, events, and application-specific items (Flair, etc.) A wall post with no extra content becomes a “status update”. Liking and commenting are key to building good community. You can delete wall posts, comments and clear your status easily! It’s not considered rude to “like” a negative status update. Hide updates you don’t want.
  12. 12. Photos and Albums Create a new photo album, then use Facebook’s uploader It is considered rude to tag to upload pictures. someone in a photo they might find objectionable. Tag your friends. Photos appear in the public Share to non-Facebook timeline. friends with public link at bottom of page.
  13. 13. Groups Groups allow you to interact with people you are not friends with. Anyone can create a group - for free. Groups can send messages.
  14. 14. Events Anyone can create an event - for free. You RSVP - this can be seen by organizers and others. RSVPs appear in the public timeline.
  15. 15. Pages Fan pages. Pages have updates. Pages count as “friends” and toward your 5,000 friend limit. You can restrict what Pages can see about you by adding them to lists.
  16. 16. Credits All images used with Creative Commons Licensing. Thanks goes to: This presentation is licensed under Creative Commons “Facebook” Scott Beale / Laughing Squid - http:// laughingsquid.com/ “Facebook Model” Bryan Veloso - http:// www.flickr.com/photos/avalonstar/104526583/ “Halloween Parade 2007” LarimdaMe - http:// www.flickr.com/photos/larimdame/2055808110/ “The Key is a Question of Control” Luna Di Rimmel - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunadirimmel/ 2574800579/ Feel free to use and share for non-commercial purposes. All you need to do is give credit and link back to IAmNickArmstrong.com