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THAT STRANGER IS NOT YOUR FRIEND Facebook 101:
Housekeeping This presentation is not exhaustive It is just enough information to get you started; making an account and beginning to add friends Presentation Overview Facebook History Signing up Layout Basic Navigation Safety/Privacy
WHAT IS FACEBOOK? Facebook History
Facebook is a type of social networking: Make connections with friends, family, and sometimes business associates Be mindful of what you are saying on Facebook and adding bosses and colleagues as “friends” You can also make pages for your own business- small or large Organize events like birthday parties, church functions, fundraises, etc. Create pages for your organization: business, nonprofit, even special interests.
History & Statistics Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard student, as a means for college students to network 800 million active users worldwide 50% of these users log-on daily
GETTING STARTED ON FACEBOOK Creating an Account
Step 1 Type www.facebook.com into your web browser.www.facebook.com This page should pop up:
Step 2 Fill out the required information: Name Email Password Gender Birthday Click “Sign Up”
Step 3: Enter the Captcha Captchas are programs that websites and systems use to make sure automated robots and virulent programs cannot make accounts on their sites. Usually letters or numbers that you must read and type in a box. Example:
Step 4 This page will pop-up. Notice that small link on the bottom right which says skip this step. Click this instead of “finding friends.” Click me!!!
Step 5 Check your Email to Complete the sign-up process Open the Email from Facebook Click link to verify your account
Step 6 Sign-in with the email address and password you used. Click log-in. EMAIL PASSWORD
WALKING AROUND FACEBOOK CITY POPULATION 800 MILLION EST. 2004 MAYOR MARK ZUCKERBERG Basic Navigation
Status Updates Used when you want to post a single picture, anecdote, or even a video Example: “My daughter is getting married today and I am so excited!” Note the lock on the lower right. This sets you audience. Most posts SHOULD NOT be public
Search Bar Find products you like, friends, family, pages, groups, etc. This is the easiest way to go to a friend’s profile!
Profile Picture This is usually a picture of yourself. You will see the default placeholder shown below when you first sign up for an account.
You Can Also... Comment on people’s posts. “Like” posts. Create Photo Albums Write on someone else’s timeline Join groups for common interests Become a fan of something (like the musical artist Prince!)
KEEPING YOUR DATA, YOURSELF, AND YOUR LOVED ONES SAFE Safety and Privacy
9 Pieces of Information Never to Display (or share) on Facebook Vacation Plans Phone Number Address Birth Date (Day, Month, and Year- it’s ok to post the Day and the Month) Personal Finance Information SSN Your Password Something which might give away your password Anything you don’t want to become public knowledge
Tips for an Ironclad Password! Make it a combination of letters, symbols, and numbers User upper and lowercase letters Don’t necessarily use a real word Don’t include any information about yourself or past locations in your password If you must write it down, keep it somewhere smart like a safe or even your wallet Change your password at least once every three months!
Privacy Settings Facebook’s privacy settings allow the user to choose they audience for everything they post Public Friends Limited I would highly recommend only letting your friends see your posts, no public privacy at all.
Final Activity Change your privacy settings to ensure your Facebook account is secure. See handout for instructions. When finished, raise your hand so the instructor can review your work.
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