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What is facebook

  1. 1. By: Nicole Savanello
  2. 2. What is it? Facebook is a social networking site. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Users can create profiles with photos, lists of personal interests, contact information and other personal information. Facebook currently has 500 million active members from several countries all over the world.
  3. 3. History The social networking website was launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students but has expanded to anyone over thirteen years old.
  4. 4. Features  Chat- users can chat with friends one on one in real time.  Facebook live- video channel created to keep users update on the latest facebook news.  Messages- capability to send messages to other facebook users.  Status updates- users can post messages about themselves and other users can comment on it.  Networks and Groups- groups can be created and users can sign on to get updates on a particular event
  5. 5. Features Cont.  Notifications- users are notified when someone writes on their wall so they stay update at all times.  Wall- a place on the users profile page where friends can post comments to that person and others can read it.  Events- allows users to let friends know about upcoming events in their community.  Photos- allows users to add photographs to their wall for others to seen and comment on.  Videos- videos can be added from facebook mobile or webcam to be posted on the users wall for others to see.
  6. 6. Pro’s of Facebook The instant capabilities to send information to family and friends. It has become easier to keep in touch with family and friends who live large distances away. It allows you to connect with old friends you grew up with. Facebook is users friendly in its easiness to use. Businesses can place adds for there company on the site and instantly millions of viewers see you business.
  7. 7. Controversies of Facebook  Facebook has been banned at many places of work to discourage employees from wasting time using the service for social use and not work.  Privacy has also been an issue, and the safety of their users has been compromised several times, but these issues have been resolved.  There have been complaints of user accounts easily being mistakenly disabled for violating the sites statement of rights and responsibilities.  Facebook has received complaints for its lack of live support.
  8. 8. Facebook Basic’s  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUnmowztKMQ  This is a you tube video giving step by step instructions for basic use and maneuverability through facebook. It includes topics such as set up, and adding pictures to your profile.
  9. 9. For additional questions please contact Nicole Savanello via email: Nikkimc1@bellsouth.net