Introduction to Facebook


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  • Introduction to Facebook

    2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>A brief introduction to the social networking site Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions to create an account. </li></ul><ul><li>How to personalize your account. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Account settings – including privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn about friend requests and group invites. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about Facebook’s internal messaging and chat systems. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking site that was first started for the college crowd. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally created by Mark Zuckerberg while at Harvard. </li></ul><ul><li>Other social site competitors are: Bebo, MySpace, Xanga, Friendster, etc. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Facebook Today <ul><li>More than 400 million active users. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60 million status updates posted each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Average user spends more than 55 minutes a day on site. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100 million active users currently accessing the site on their mobile devices. </li></ul><ul><li>About 70% of Facebook users are outside the U.S. </li></ul>Source:
    5. 5. CREATING YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT <ul><li>Taking the leap </li></ul>
    6. 6. Account creation: Filling out the form <ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>What you will need: </li></ul><ul><li>- Personal email address </li></ul><ul><li> - You can set up a personal email account with Gmail , Hotmail , Yahoo! Mail , etc. </li></ul><ul><li>- Password </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to review the confirmation email that will be sent to your email address. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Account Creation: Figuring out the captcha <ul><li>Once you filled out the form, you will be provided with a captcha image as a security check. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captcha images are meant to stop automated programs from creating multiple accounts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enter the text in the box and click the Sign Up button. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Account Creation: Finding friends <ul><li>You can find friends already on Facebook by going through your email contacts list. </li></ul><ul><li>- You can bypass this and the other steps by choosing Skip this step in the lower right hand corner. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Account Creation: Profile information <ul><li>The second step will ask you to fill out your school information and the company you are affiliated with. </li></ul><ul><li>- You can choose to skip this step and add the information you want later. If you choose to add now, be sure to click on Save & Continue. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Account Creation: Profile picture <ul><li>The third step will ask you to upload a photo from your computer or take a photo with your webcam. </li></ul><ul><li>- If you don’t have a photo, you can choose to skip this step. If you do upload, make sure to click Save & Continue . </li></ul>
    11. 11. Account Creation: Adding a photo from your computer. <ul><li>If you choose to add a photo from your computer, this is what the screen looks like. </li></ul><ul><li>- Photo must be no more than 4MB max. </li></ul><ul><li>- If too large, try editing the image with your computer’s image editing software. </li></ul>
    12. 12. BUILDING YOUR PROFILE <ul><li>Be Facebook smart </li></ul>
    13. 13. Building your profile – A 6-step process
    14. 14. Building your profile <ul><li>You again have the option to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search your email contacts to look for friends already on the site (optional). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload a profile picture (optional). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill in your profile information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Options: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link your mobile phone with your account (optional). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for people you know. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set privacy options. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Profile Privacy <ul><li>Take a look at the privacy explanation and the privacy policy . </li></ul>
    16. 16. Profile Privacy: Do’s and don’ts <ul><li>Do’s </li></ul><ul><li>Post information that you are comfortable with sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Remain professional with information/images shared. </li></ul><ul><li>Build an online reputation that you would want others to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Post information that can help others identify your particular location. </li></ul><ul><li>Write comments on Facebook walls that are inappropriate or abusive. </li></ul><ul><li>Assume that your profile won’t come up on a Google search (depending on privacy settings). </li></ul>
    17. 17. Privacy Settings – Option <ul><li>At the top left of your profile, click on Account . </li></ul><ul><li>- Select the Privacy Settings option in the drop down menu. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Privacy Settings - Menu <ul><li>Use the five options to choose: </li></ul><ul><li>Who can see your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Set your contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Control search results in Facebook and search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Block those who can interact with you </li></ul><ul><li>Control what information is available to Facebook apps. </li></ul>
    19. 19. PERSONALIZING YOUR PROFILE <ul><li>Creativity using a blank canvas </li></ul>
    20. 20. A new profile <ul><li>This is what a new profile looks like (without information loaded). </li></ul><ul><li>There is a box for you to share recent updates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can attach photos, video, events, or a link with your profile updates. </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. What does a profile usually have? <ul><li>Profile photo/ other photos </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates/wall comments from friends </li></ul><ul><li>Friends list </li></ul><ul><li>Group information – that which you are a member of in Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Fan pages </li></ul><ul><li>Applications that have been added. </li></ul>
    22. 22. A note about photos <ul><li>Photos on Facebook can be those you post or those others have posted that you’ve been identified in. </li></ul><ul><li>- Photos others post up can be tagged with your name. (You can choose to remove the tag). </li></ul>
    24. 24. Friend requests <ul><li>You can find friend requests at the top right hand corner of your Facebook home screen. </li></ul><ul><li>- When a request comes through, you’ll see it in the requests section of the page. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Friend request – accept or ignore? <ul><li>Not all the requests you receive may be people you know. </li></ul><ul><li>- This friend request is an example of that. </li></ul><ul><li>- You can confirm the friend request to accept or choose to ignore. </li></ul>
    26. 26. CONCLUSION