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Be Friends (?) With Facebook Jeremy Sarachan PETAL February 12, 2009
What is Facebook? Who is on Facebook? Started by a Harvard University student Social Networking Site A place to go within the web
Who uses Facebook? Originally students…as it was limited to them. Now… everyone.
What does Facebook offer? It “collapses time”. Share observations/comments with your “ friends ” and friends. Ways to keep in touch without doing anything. Ways to maintain connections. Have fun! (Gifts, Quizzes)
What are the features? Profile Picture Status Line Information Friends Applications My Feed News Feed Instant Messaging Who’s Online …and More
The One With The Friends (are they like the Others?) Who you know Who you’ve known Who you want to know Professional Contacts “Famous People”
The Elephant in the Room (6 slides too late) Do I friend students? Absolutely ? Never ? With rules? You don’t have to. Privacy settings exist, but don’t complain or reveal
Why It Matters for Academics Where the students are How they communicate How they gather information Useful for professors Information Gatherers Community of Scholars
Professional Contacts My friends include : Arthur Asa Berger Mitch Resnick Rafe Martin Dale McAdam (or a memory) Gerald Erion
I’m in these Groups … veryone#/profile.php?id= &v=info&viewas= veryone#/profile.php?id= &v=info&viewas=
Not the kind of “Pages” you’re used to… Memorial Art Gallery George Eastman House University of Rochester Xerox (sort of)
Departmental Communication a newsletter, sort of English Pharmacy Communication/Journalism
Course Management: (Why You’re Here?) Pages vs. Groups book_groups_vs_pages.shtml Let’s look /Web-Design-COMM369/ ?ref=ts
The Creepy Tree House Effect Do students resent the intrusion? Do students have accounts? Will non-traditional students go along with this?
Blackboard vs. Facebook: The Battle for Our Minds Facebook BenefitsBlackboard Benefits Easier-to-Use Easy-to-access More fun More convenient (for everyone) Open to Everyone More Features Better for Content- Intensive Courses Easier to Organize More Familiar to faculty Closed to Everyone
Some HTML: Links (I wish the Apps were better) Posting: Go into P: drive. Find the public_html folder. Inside that folder, create a folder named facebook. Put in your documents. URL: COMM 260 syllabus: OR COMM 260 syllabus
Some HTML: Formatting I’m bold I’m bold I’m italic I’m italic I’m a big headline I’m a big headline I’m a slightly smaller headline I’m a slightly smaller headline You can do lists, too.
Why Facebook is Great. Period. 25 Things About Me. 25 Things About You. What is Facebook ? Asked and answered. We (you and I) have a Group