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What students at Diversity College need to know
What is Facebook?
According to Facebook.com: ³Facebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at schools.´ Facebook is a way for students to connect with people they know, go to school with, share interests with and more There are two versions of Facebook currently, the original version designed for colleges and universities and a newer version targeted for high school students
Facebook: Founders: a brief and tumultuous history Founded in February 2004 Mark Zuckerberg Eduardo Saverin Dustin Moskovitz Chris Hughes All were students at Harvard College at the time Lawsuit from website ConnectU Alleged that Zuckerberg had stolen the idea while employed by their company .
wikipedia.000 high schools More than 6 million college student accounts already exist and it is projected that 20.Facebook Today All four of the original founders left Harvard to pursue Facebook.com full-time in Palo Alto It is estimated that over 2.000 profiles are added each day (Statistics retrieved from http://en.org/wiki/Facebook_(website) on February 17.000 colleges and universities are supported by Facebook and more than 25. 2006) .
What current college students are saying about Facebook: Our team conducted a survey and found: 81% said they use Facebook at least once a day 77% had been contacted by someone they did not know through Facebook 44% felt that Facebook has a negative impact on their academic work The most common advice these students provided for students new to Facebook was: To be cautious about what information is posted on your profile .
Components of Facebook Personal Profile: Personal Information Photo Groups Class Schedule Wall .
etc Anyone who has a abcde@diversity. alumni/ea. from OTHER schools Current students.edu e-mail address can register for Facebook How do you become friends? Request an acknowledgment of ³friend´ status . staff. faculty.Components of Facebook ³Friends´ Who can be friends? From YOUR school.
grad school). met randomly. high school. summer/study abroad program. worked together. through a friend. middle school. elementary school. through Facebook. took a course together. friends and more that the user was connected to through Facebook by year . college. dated Social Timeline Uses friend details to construct a timeline for the user Displays groups. organizations/teams. went to school together (preschool. ³hooked up´. family.Components of Facebook Details and Social Timeline Friend Details How you ³know´ this person Lived together.
Components of Facebook Groups and Groupies Thousands of groups can be joined by members of Facebook: ³I love Harry Potter´ ³Procrastinators Unite«Tomorrow!!´ ³Student Government Association @ Diversity College´ You can also become a ³groupie´ of a group if you know a certain amount of people with membership in that group The groupie feature can be turned off in the privacy settings .
Components of Facebook Events Groups and individual Facebook users can create. post and invite others to events: ³John¶s 20th Birthday Bash´ ³Sorority Recruitment Informational Meeting´ ³Fusion Hall Council Meeting´ Personal invitations can be sent or the event can be listed as open to anyone There is also and RSVP feature for Facebook events .
or simply a joke between friends . regardless of school or friend status ³Poke´ Feature This feature sends a message via Facebook to another user stating that he or she has been ³poked´ by that person.Components of Facebook Facebook Messages Internal e-mail-type component of Facebook Messages can be sent from any Facebook user to another. then the option to ³poke´ back is provided There is no specific purpose to the ³poke´ Considered flirting by some.
Components of Facebook The Facebook ³Wall´ Each individual and group profile can have a wall Essentially a message board where other users can post public messages on a user¶s profile Can be edited by the person whose profile the message is posted The message writer¶s Facebook picture appears next to their message .
Components of Facebook Photo Features: Profile Photo Appears on the user¶s profile page. which ties the image to that user¶s profile in an additional photo section . attached to messages and other things the user does on Facebook My Photo Page Allows the user to post ³albums´ of pictures The user can label the people in the pictures and provide descriptions of what is occurring in the picture The user can also ³tag´ the people in the picture.
Components of Facebook Other components: Advertisment: can be purchased by students or corporations Generates revenue for Facebook Pulse Page Has Top Ten lists generated from the Facebook community and other trend driven features .
hobbies. and other places who you have lost touch with . etc. high school. Academics Find students enrolled in your classes to form study groups Locate friends From home.Facebook: The Good It¶s FREE! Thousands of groups Can help you find others who share your interests. major.
Facebook: The Bad Procrastination Tool Most students who use Facebook state that it can serve as a distraction from school work and other responsibilities Feeling of ³safe´ and ³private´ playground for students In fact many people other than students can access Facebook profiles .
Facebook: The Ugly Internet Stalking Personal information such as address. phone number and class schedule can provide many tools to individuals interesting in keeping tabs on someone Incriminating and questionable photos tagged to your profile by you or others Schools and police may use as evidence Can be used by employers who are interested in background information .
right?µ Maybe«maybe not! There are companies that are collecting everything that is posted to the internet Companies could purchase access to such information. allowing pages that have since been removed to still be seen .´But no one will see it later.
Internet messaging programs . MSN Messenger. etc. Blog. Friendster. and many others Online journal pages WebCT. Blackboard Online component to academics. internet support for courses AIM. XuQa Similar to Facebook Livejournal.Other Internet Technologies to be aware of« MySpace.
or misinterpreted. your teachers. but could be seen as serious by others Don¶t be afraid to edit or delete things posted to your wall or photos tagged by others . etc to see Think about how something could be interpreted. by others It might seem like a joke to you and your friends. the police.What should I do? Be smart! Don¶t post information you would not be comfortable with strangers having access Don¶t post information that you would not want your mom.
such as the groupie feature and your wall .What should I do? Utilize Facebook¶s Privacy Settings 3 levels of privacy as well as a custom setting Blocking feature to keep individuals from being able to see your profile or contact you Allows you to control who can view your profile and what aspects of your profile those people can see Features can be turned off.
Diversity College wants you to be safe and have fun! Diversity College will not ³police´ your use of the internet But«if information is brought forth about activities in violation of school policy or state/federal law. Diversity College is obligated to act Diversity College asks that you use Facebook and other internet programs and resources for ³good´ and not ³evil´ .
Information for this presentation was found at the following sites: www.com http://en.org/wiki/Facebook_(website) Survey conducted by Diversity College¶s Facebook Taskforce Also check out Diversity College¶s student conduct code found at: www.myspace.wikipedia.com www.facebook.diversitycollege.edu .
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