What we hope you’ll learn from this module:
- What is Facebook?
- How does Facebook work?
- What can I use Facebook for?
What is Facebook?Facebook is a social media website and it is used by a lot of people. Chances are you want to have an account so you can easily share pictures, videos, and play games with your friends and family! Before we begin, there are a few words to be familiar with! The basics:
Things you might hear from time to time: Like A Facebook “Like” means just that! When you click the thumbs up on a picture, or post, or video: it means that you like it! Remember that others can see what you like, just as you can see what others like! News Feed The News Feed is the place on Facebook where you will see all the updates, pictures, and activities that your friends have been doing lately. It is the very center of your main account page (the dashboard). Social Media You might hear the words Social Media a lot when people talk about Facebook, or Pinterest and Tumblr. This just means that a lot of people use it to get together and talk with one another. Wall Your Facebook “Wall” is where you and your friends can post pictures, videos, and other links for everyone to see. Do not use the Wall if you don’t want anyone else to see the thing you’re posting! We’ll talk about privacy later in the Tutorial!
Timeline – This is the place where your friends can talk to you publicly. It is also sometimes called your “wall.”
Profile – This is where you’ll see your stuff: picture albums, videos, and fun links your friends have shared with you!
Post – A Facebook “Post” is a message you can either write on your own wall, or someone else’s wall!
Facebook Friend – A Facebook Friend is someone who you can share pictures, post on each others “wall,” and chat!
Let’s get started! Activity #1: Sign-up an account.account. You must enter your real name, email, and a password. Facebook also requires a birth date. I want you to skip to the final steps, we can add friends and other information later! Skip directly to adding a picture.
How to Use Facebook:
Adding a Friend: Activity #3
After you search your friend’s name, click on your friend’s profile, and click “add friend.” Now wait until your friend accepts your request!
Make sure to only add friends you actually know!Privacy is important!
- Make sure you regularly check your security settings – perhaps once a month.
- Make sure you have your settings set to Friends Only, so that your pictures and posts cannot be seen by the public.
- Make sure that you report anyone that might be bothering you!