Have the class introduce themselves.What is your name?What is your occupation?What is the most confusing thing about Facebook to you? OR Why are you here?
I wanted to teach this class after my parents decided to get on Facebook and I found them using it really badly. BASICSCreating an accountPutting up a profile pictureFinding FriendsSearchingNetworksNotificationsPrivacyPrivacy settingsBasic informationSharingSHARINGStatus UpdatesPosting on other people’s wallsSending private messagesMEDIAViewing photos and videosUploading PhotosEXTRASInterest PagesChatEventsApplications
Understanding the basic features and good practices are universal(this is all new technology, so why not just play around with it?)
Create an Account StepsThings you need:An email address, photo of yourself on your computer Fill out the form. TIP: Pick a password with a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers. Enter the security checkClick Sign Up Import your friends from WebmailClick “Allow” in the pop-up windowIf you see any people you want to connect with on Facebook, click the check-box next to their name. Otherwise, click “Skip” and skip to step 5Click “Add as Friends”You should now be at Step 2: Profile Information. Fill out information about your High School, College, and Employer if you wish to connect with people from those places, and then click “Submit”Click “Add as friend” next to anyone you want to connect with. Otherwise, click “Skip”Click “Save & Continue”
Take the recommendations Facebook gives you with a grain of salt. (move this to a further page about best practices)Everytime you post a status update, this update goes to your Wall. Your Wall is PUBLIC to everyone you are friends with.If you’re scared of using Facebook, master the art of using these two pages first. Not so hard to get a grasp of!PLAY AROUND WITH THESE TWO PAGES FOR A FEW MINUTES??
Live Demo Time:Go to home page and my profile and describe each source of information that is presented. OR DO IT ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE?Talk about:the NOTIFICATION bar (have Wendy write something on my wall)The Search windowFriend Requests (have everyone friend request me)
Do live demo from my account. Reset configuration to standard and then adjust it.
Give a live demo of all these things to avoid – give examples
BASICSCreating an accountPutting up a profile pictureFinding FriendsSearchingNetworksNotificationsPrivacyPrivacy settingsBasic informationSharingSHARINGStatus UpdatesPosting on other people’s wallsSending private messagesMEDIAViewing photos and videosUploading PhotosEXTRASInterest PagesChatEvents
Facebook 101<br />
Introductions<br />Matt Huang<br />Founder of Matt Huang Consulting<br /><ul><li> social media for small businesses and individuals</li></ul>Student at Olin College of Engineering<br />Wendy Xu<br />Intern at Davis Museum And Cultural Center<br />Student at Wellesley College<br />
This class is all about YOU<br />Develop a fundamental understanding of basic features and good practices<br />This class is interactive, please ask LOTS of questions!<br />Note-taking not necessary, presentation available online for download at www.mtthg.com<br />
Everyone uses Facebook Differently<br />Games and Applications<br />Socializing<br />Mobile<br /> Try Facebook’s different features to see what you like!<br />Keeping in touch<br />
Create an Account!<br />Things you need: a photo of yourself and an e-mail address<br />If you already have an account, feel free to skip this step: make a list of things you want to learn more about<br />GOOD profile picture<br />BAD profile picture<br />
Facebook Fundamentals (the 101)<br />+<br />Home Page – “the water cooler”<br /><ul><li> News Feed
Photos of you</li></ul>Users spend a majority of their time on Facebook interacting with these TWO pages<br />
Other Parts of Facebook<br />Messages – Facebook version of e-mail<br />Other people’s profiles – Post to their walls and view their info and photos<br />Pages – Info on businesses, products, celebrities<br />Messages<br />Pages<br />
Notifications and Search<br />Notifications turn RED when something new occurs (settings for notifications can be modified)<br />Search – good way to find people or quickly go to a friend’s profile<br />
Privacy Demo<br />Understand and configure your privacy settings: Basic Directory Settings and Sharing on Facebook<br />Follow along on your laptops<br />
Best Practices<br />5 things NOT to do on Facebook:<br />Use a bad profile picture<br />Take “Recommendations” seriously<br />Add people you don’t know in real life as Friends<br />Beware of applications; they can collect personal data<br />Put up anything you wouldn’t want your employers or future employers to see<br />
Best Practices - Useful Tips<br />Untagyourself from photos you don’t want people to associate you with <br />Tag people in photos even if they are not in them to get them to look at them<br />Mention friends in Wall posts by using the “@” symbol<br />“Like” content that you find interesting<br />Use Wall-to-Wall to view past conversations <br />
Possible Additional Topics<br />Uploading photos<br />Using the Photos page<br />Creating an Event<br />Create a Page for your business<br />
Free Time for Questions & Individual Work on Tutorials<br />Questions?<br />Complete a tutorial or try one of the following more advanced tasks:<br />Write a Note and tag friends to read the note<br />Send your friend a message<br />Post a link in your status update of an interesting article<br />
Thanks for Coming!<br />E-mail me at email@example.com if you have further questions<br />Private technology consulting available:<br />Twitter<br />Flickr<br />Yelp<br />Blogging<br />Photo Editing <br />