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1  Be Friends (?) With Facebook Jeremy Sarachan PETAL February 12, 2009

2 What is Facebook?  Who is on Facebook?  Started by a Harvard University student  Social Networking Site  A place to go within the web

3 Who uses Facebook?  Originally students…as it was limited to them.  Now… everyone.

4 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)

5 What are the features?  Profile Picture  Status Line  Information  Friends  Applications  My Feed  News Feed  Instant Messaging  Who’s Online  …and More

6 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”

7 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

8 Why It Matters for Academics  Where the students are  How they communicate  How they gather information  Useful for professors  Information Gatherers  Community of Scholars

9 Professional Contacts  My friends include :  Arthur Asa Berger  Mitch Resnick  Rafe Martin  Dale McAdam (or a memory)  Gerald Erion  

10 I’m in these Groups …  veryone#/profile.php?id= &v=info&viewas= veryone#/profile.php?id= &v=info&viewas=

11 Not the kind of “Pages” you’re used to…  Memorial Art Gallery  George Eastman House  University of Rochester  Xerox (sort of)

12 Departmental Communication a newsletter, sort of  English  Pharmacy  Communication/Journalism

13 Course Management: (Why You’re Here?)  Pages vs. Groups book_groups_vs_pages.shtml  Let’s look /Web-Design-COMM369/ ?ref=ts

14 The Creepy Tree House Effect  Do students resent the intrusion?  Do students have accounts?  Will non-traditional students go along with this?

15 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

16 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

17 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.

18 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


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