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 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=64802090&ref=profile
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 • http://www.facebook.com/home.php
I’m in these Groups… • http://www.facebook.com/friends/?id=64802090&view=everyone#/profile.php?id=64802090&v=info&viewas=64802090
Not the kind of “Pages”you’re used to… • Memorial Art Gallery • George Eastman House • University of Rochester • Xerox (sort of)
Departmental Communicationa newsletter, sort of • English • Pharmacy • Communication/Journalism
Course Management:(Why You’re Here?) • Pages vs. Groups http://www.thegogglesdonothing.com/archives/2008/01/facebook_groups_vs_pages.shtml • Let’s look http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668716965#/pages/Web-Design-COMM369/45561207117?ref=ts
The Creepy Tree House Effect • Do students resent the intrusion? • Do students have accounts? • Will non-traditional students go along with this?
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: http://keep2.sjfc.edu/faculty/username/facebook/syllabus_260.doc • COMM 260 syllabus: http://keep2.sjfc.edu/faculty/username/facebook/syllabus_260.doc • OR <a href=http://keep2.sjfc.edu/faculty/username/facebook/syllabus_260.doc>COMM 260 syllabus</a>
Some HTML: Formatting • <b>I’m bold</b> I’m bold • <i>I’m italic</i> I’m italic • <h1>I’m a big headline</h1> I’m a big headline • <h2>I’m a slightly smaller headline</h2> 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