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1 Facebooking for the Future Karen Huseman, Cathy Passananti, Tim Schmidt, and Travis Smith

2 Overview of Facebook History What it is What it is not Presently popular uses Potential Future uses

3 Reasons for use of Facebook Popular Voyeurism Contact in the virtual age Easy to connect with those with similar interests (Groups) Similar to rise in online dating phenomenon

4 Popularity

5 Issues to for Students (Values Based) Privacy Security Monetary Physical Emotional Passwords and personal info Legality Respect (for self and others) Control over Access

6 Issues Cont… Review of Judicial and legal processes associated with facebook

7 Tutorial Creating a Profile What is appropriate? Who is looking at your profile? Judicial Consequences Job Privacy Uploading of photos/tagged or untagged Removal

8 Implementation Linked as part of student registration website Required to complete tutorial prior to the start of each semester

9 Evaluation in Tutorial Joining groups/parties Questions Is your address in profile, cell phone Are you tagged? Have you tagged others What groups did you join What privacy option did you choose What is on your wall Do you check/remove items Do you know the 1 st and last names of all your friends?

10 Reasoning for question Allow students to make informed decisions without encouraging/discouraging use of facebook.com and similar sites.

11 Privacy Logged in from Personal info Phone (cell and home) Location (where from, where you live now) Pictures Tagged and Untagged

12 Two Path Tutorial Users vs. Non-users Users Questions about their personal settings Non-Users Straight Tutorial on aspects and possible uses (+ and -) of facebook

13 Issues Make people more aware of positive and negative uses and consequences of Facebook use Students/Professors can be sued for libel for postings if pervasive and inflammatory Wagner v. Miskin, 2003 ND 69, 660 N.W.2d 593 Need to be aware of who has access Judicial Affairs, Campus Police, Possible Employers

14 Reasoning To explain all of the features and real life consequences of peoples choices when creating a profile To inform people about signing up for Facebook (not encourage or discourage)

15 Online Safety Tutorial

16 Introduction This tutorial will introduce you to some key concepts about online security with a focus on Facebook.com There will be a short quiz at the end, so please read carefully.

17 Access If you have access to a school alumni address, then you can easily register for and use Facebook. To access Facebook you must have a valid school account (or a college affiliated alumni account). This is both to direct your login and to confirm your affiliation with the community that you are trying to join.

18 The edu account must also be supported by Facebook. To accommodate alumni, Facebook also accepts alumni forwarding accounts. Facebook is currently looking into other methods for confirming school alumni status.

19 Facebook also has a new high school network. The high school and college networks are completely separate. This means that features like searching, messaging, poking, and inviting people to be friends are restricted to the network you use. This is primarily for security reasons, but also because many people prefer it this way.

20 Privacy Facebook has several privacy settings that allow you to restrict access to your profile. These settings are: Normal- Everyone can search for you. Your friends and everyone at your school can see your profile Reserved- Everyone can search for you. Only your friends and friends of your friends at your school can see your profile. Paranoid- Only people at your school can search for you. Only your friends can see your profile. Your wall is turned off.

21 It is important to note that while Facebook gives negative connotations to the paranoid security setting, it is the most secure and will hide your information from anyone you do not know personally. Putting a Facebook link in your AIM profile, signature, or blog will allow anyone who clicks the link to will be able to see your profile even if they don't have a Facebook account.

22 The Advanced Tab You can also customize your security settings via the advanced tab. This will allow you to share only the details you wish to only those you wish to see them.

23 Features People can divulge as little or as much information about themselves as they would like. Facebook provides any person with an.edu address access to a network of people. People are able to create a profile, list friends, post pictures, events, messages, and the opportunity to search for others.

24 Facebook provides the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and maintain relationships over long distances. However, Facebook and the information it provides can be abused if a user does not carefully maintain their privacy on their profile.

25 Facebook Profile: Possible information name sex high school year city you live in state and zip code cell phone number looking for loction on campus status (alumnus, faculty, staff, grad student) political affiliation address academic concentration relationship status instant message name interests

26 Facebook allows you to customize your profile to include as much or as little as possible. You can search others by using and information you know of that person. Dependent on a person's privacy setting you will be able to view a good amount of their information.

27 Pictures The space given to each person to put photos up is unlimited. Pictures are posted by anyone that has a Facebook account. When posting pictures they have the option to tag names to faces. If a picture is tagged, then from a persons profile you can see that picture of them. When uploading pictures to your page, you have the option of who can see them, ranging from everyone to just your friends. Once someone has access to your profile, they can also see any pictures of you that have been tagged

28 Removing Pictures You can however remove the tag while viewing the picture. This will remove the photo link from your profile. Only people that are listed as friends can be tagged in ones photo album. If there is an embarrassing or humiliating picture that you do not wish to have up, you need to ask the person that has it posted to take it down.

29 Offensive Photos Facebook.com does not have the privilege to remove or make anybody remove pictures. However, there is a link for photos that are found to be offensive and facebook.com will then monitor it.

30 Groups Groups can be joined in three ways. The first is to simply click join group and you are in. The second requires an administrators approval before allowing you in. The final is by invitation only. Everyone is limited to 100 groups.

31 Only people of each school account can be members of the same group. There are chapters of similar groups started at other schools however. Being a groupie means that you have many friends in one particular group. You have no control of this other than in the advanced settings tab in the My Privacy Page.

32 Offensive Groups If you find a group that appears to be offensive, there is a link to click on that ask for a brief description of why the group is offensive and facebook.com again will monitor the group.

33 Quiz The quiz consists of 16 questions. A passing grade of 80% or 13 out of 16 questions is required to pass. There is no time limit. Please read the questions thoroughly and take your time.

34 Questions 1.What is the safest Privacy Option? A. Normal B. Paranoid C. Reserved D. None

35 A. Normal B. Paranoid C. Reserved D. None Though paranoid has a negative connotation, it provides users with the most security.

36 2.True/False: You can untag pictures.

37 True False You can untag pictures on your profile put there by other users.

38 3.True/False: You can remove pictures from Facebook.

39 True False however you can not have them removed without ing the facebook.com administrators directly

40 4.Who can search for your profile? A. Administrators B. Students C. Anyone with access to a.edu address D. Everyone

41 A. Administrators B. Students C. Anyone with access to a.edu address D. Everyone

42 5.Which of the following affects how people see your profile? A. How many groups you are in B. The number of friends you have C. Your firewall settings D. Your privacy options

43 A. How many groups you are in B. The number of friends you have C. Your firewall settings D. Your privacy options

44 6.What can people post on your wall? A. Pictures B. Advertisements C. Messages D. Homework Assignments

45 A. Pictures B. Advertisements C. Messages D. Homework Assignments

46 7.Where is a safe place to keep your password? A. Lock box or safe B. On your desk C. Sticky note D. As your screen saver

47 A. Lock box or safe B. On your desk C. Sticky note D. As your screen saver

48 8.What are possible consequences of joining a group? A. Become a groupie B. Become associated with negative groups C. Linked to undesirable people D. All of the above

49 A. Become a groupie B. Become associated with negative groups C. Linked to undesirable people D. All of the above

50 9.What types of events can you be invited to? A. Programs B. Campus Events C. Parties D. All of the above

51 A. Programs B. Campus Events C. Parties D. All of the above

52 Questions cont… 10.What is a pro to using facebook.com? A. To disclose your current computer location B. To expand your social network C. To find classmates D. Disclose personal information E. Both B and C

53 A. To disclose your current computer location B. To expand your social network C. To find classmates D. Disclose personal information E. Both B and C

54 11.What is a con to replying to a party? A. It will disclose your location at the time of the party B. Convenience of establishing social gatherings C. A way to plan car-pooling

55 A. It will disclose your location at the time of the party B. Convenience of establishing social gatherings C. A way to plan car-pooling

56 12.Your Facebook profile must display: A. Your cell phone number B. State C. High school D. None of the above

57 A. Your cell phone number B. State C. High school D. None of the above -you only include the information of your choice and only allow others to see it via privacy settings

58 13.True/False: Facebook.com can remove any picture from someones profile?

59 True False Facebook cannot remove information posted by someone, however you can report offensive material to them and they will monitor the situation

60 14.How many groups can you be a part of? A. 50 B. 75 C. 100 D. Unlimited

61 A. 50 B. 75 C. 100 D. Unlimited

62 15.Why is having a picture of you tagged a good thing? A. Because anyone can put your picture online B. Because only you can see tagged photos C. Because you will know about that picture of you being in someones photo album D. None of the above

63 A. Because anyone can put your picture online B. Because only you can see tagged photos C. Because you will know about that picture of you being in someones photo album D. None of the above

64 16.True/False: If you post your Facebook profile link in your AIM profile people who click on it can see all of the information on your page.

65 True False

66 Thank You Thank you for your participation in the online security tutorial. Your Score is: __/16

67 Measuring success Random sample from population before presentation and tutorial Intervention (Presentation/Tutorial) Post-test Has there been a change in: Access location posted? Phone # posted? Pictures posted and linked? Groups joined? Address listed?

68 Evaluation Will this change how you use Facebook? How? What did you find to be the most important aspect covered? What do you feel needs to be covered that was not part of the tutorial? List three key points you learned from the tutorial Do you have a facebook.com profile? If not, do you plan to create one? Were you able to easily understand the material? Why do you think this topic is important?

69 Feasibility Low Cost Presentation can be done each semester One time Setup Tutorial is web based and self administered. Once set up, little maintenance is required

70 Revisiting Tutorial The tutorial will be revisited each semester for evaluation and revisions.

71 Other issues to consider Review of Judicial process and sanctions Student who is suspended may be unlikely to do educational sanctions

72 What have we learned? We learned all of the options there are with regard to safety and security online We learned how to fully use Facebook.com (all of the features)

73 References = (retrieved Feb. 18 th, 2004)http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id = (retrieved Feb 15 th, 2004)www.facebook.com All pictures pulled from image search (retrieved Feb 15 th, 2004)


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