The Two Faces of Facebook Jenica Rogers-Urbanek, College Libraries Family Weekend 2007 SUNY Potsdam Presentation online at: http://rogersurbanek.wordpress.com/presentations/. What is Facebook?. An online social networking site Facebook says:
The Two Faces of FacebookJenica Rogers-Urbanek, College LibrariesFamily Weekend 2007SUNY PotsdamPresentation online at: http://rogersurbanek.wordpress.com/presentations/
And when Facebook works, it works really, really well…
But… how it’s working depends on what people are posting…
So… what ARE they posting?
Do most students understand who their audience is? Or the consequences of this public face?
Anyone who joins a network can see at least a portion of every network profile. This view is not limited to just a person’s friends, or their campus, or even just college students.
AND: people contributing stuff all the time
Facebook has just made it possible to search user profiles in Google, unless you specifically tell Facebook to keep yours private.
The default is to have your information be wide-open, and these are ‘opt-in’ privacy measures.
Users must take the initiative!
We encourage students to use Facebook. It’s great. Really!
But use it wisely. Present yourself well. Be careful, and be smart while you have fun.