Intermediate By Katheryn A. Woodworth http://www.facebook.com/katheryn.woodworthFacebook is a social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your friends and with your friends friends. Facebook allows you to make new connections who share a common interest, expanding your personal network. —hallman.nccommunities.org/glossary
Profile Pictures Your profile picture appears in the top left corner of your profile page. Profilepictures help potential Friends find the person they are looking for. A profile piccan also allow you to express yourself in a visual manner even if you choose to use a picture that doesn’t actually feature your face. There is no rule that says you HAVE to use a photo of yourself, but it’s helpful if you want to be found. You can hide all photos from the banner on your Profile You can change or delete your profile pic at any time. If you change yourphoto, it will automatically be added to the Profile Pictures album. Friends can view your old profile pictures if you do not delete them.
Photos Facebook allows you to easily save and share photos. To get started, click onthe “Profile” tab at the top right of the page. Click on the “Photos” tab under the Wall tab to the left of the page. Click on the “+Upload Photos” button to start uploading digital pictures from your computer. You can choose photos to upload more easily by switching to the Thumbnail view rather than the list view. This will let you see a small preview of your photos.
Albums When your photos are uploading, youwill be able to createa new album to store them in. You can add a caption for the whole album. Go back and edit albuminfo any time you need to. From “Edit Album Info” you can also change which photo appears asthe album cover by going to the “Edit Photos” tab.
Adding/Editing PhotosIn the “Edit Photos” tab you can tag, edit descriptions, move aphoto to another album, delete and make an album cover all in one place. You can easily add photos to an existing album. When you are inside the album, use the button to add more photos. You can edit individual photos by clicking on the one you want to change. From here you can add a description for the photo, share with friends, tag it, delete it or make it your new profile picture.
Tagging Photos Tagging allows photos to be easily shared. A tag will link a face or object in the photo with a person on Facebook. You may also use tags to label objects or people who don’t have Facebook accounts, but the label will not link to anything or anyone.1. 3. 2. 4.
Your Wall Your “Wall” is where you can post & read your own updates. This is the page that loads when you click the “Profile” link at the top right. If you allow them, Friends can make posts on your Wall as well. They will do this if they want to leave you a message that they want all your Friends to see too. Wall posts are public! They are not private.Updates can be a few words, a small paragraph, a web link, or even a photo or video.Friends can also comment on or “Like” what has been posted if you allow it.
Friends’ WallsYou can do the same on your Friends’ Walls if they allow it. Follow thenumbered instructions below to post a link on the Wall of one of your Friends.You can get to a Friend’s Wall by going to your list of Friends or bydoing a quick Search at the top of the page. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Notes & Links With Notes, you can share your life with your friends through written entries. You can tag your friends in notes, and they can leave comments. The Notes page displays notes recently written by your friends, notes in which your friends have been tagged, and links to your own notes. —Facebook You can see all thelinks you have postedand all the links yourFriends have posted inone convenient place.You can even Share a Link right on this page.
Groups & Chat Join a Group or start your own. Groups can be private or public. Chat with a Friend or with a Group you are a member of.
EventsYou will find events you have been invited to, Friends’ birthdays, your Friends’events and a record of past events in the Events section on the left side of your Home page. You can create your own Event or export an event to your own calendar program.
Creating EventsFill out the details of your event, add a photo and invite some Friends. You can also include email addresses for friends who might not be on Facebook. Check the boxes next to the Friends you want to invite.
For More Help Updated: 4/26/11Facebook for Dummiesby Abram, Carolyn & Leah Pearlman. 2010Non-fiction 006.7 AbrFacebook: The Missing Manualby Vander Veer, Emily A. 2008.Non-fiction 006.7 VanThe Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connectingthe Worldby Kirkpatrick, David. 2010.Non-fiction 338.761 KirThe Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex,Money, Genius and Betrayalby Mezrich, Ben. 2010.Non-fiction 006.7 MezA Guide to the New Facebook Home Pagehttp://www.facebook.com/sitetour/homepage.phpFacebook Resources for Beginnershttp://www.facebookforbeginners.com/10 Things You Shouldnt Do On Facebookhttp://techland.time.com/2011/01/10/10-things-you-shouldnt-do-on-facebook/Tip:For video tutorials, try going to www.youtube.com and searching for “Facebook”or “Facebook for beginners” or “introduction to Facebook”.You can also try these same searches in Google. Use the “Videos” selection thatappears on the left hand side of the page to narrow your results to just videos. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/