Facebook

Facebook is a social networking website that connects people with others. Users must register to use the site (no charge), after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, pictures, and other notifications. As of February 2012, Facebook has more than 845 million active users.

The user’s public information (name, profile picture, gender, username, user ID, and networks) are visible to all Facebook users. Only the user and friends can post to a Wall (timeline). Access to profile and posted information is controlled by using the audience selector. Visibility when friends post is determined by Wall (timeline) privacy setting selection.

Training:

CIT provides one-on-one training, group workshops, and training designed to meet specific needs of different departments to help faculty and staff integrate technology into their teaching and working environments. For training on Facebook, please contact CIT at 572-8130 or cit@westfield.ma.edu.

Resources:

Facebook: www.facebook.com

Social Network in Plain English – good background info

Tutorials:

Video – What is Facebook?

Video – How to use Facebook

Additional Resources:

HigherEd Hero – Facebook on campus
How Stuff Works – How Facebook Works