What is it?
- Facebook is a social networking service that allows users to communicate with all of their “friends”
- Chat: Instant messaging
- Comment: Share comments on anything – pictures, videos, statuses, etc.
- Events: Organize gatherings, respond to invites, and keep track of what and where events are going on
- Groups: Join or create groups for you and your friends to stay in touch and participate in group discussions
- Pages: Connect with fans of your business, organization, club, etc.
- Pictures & Videos: Upload pictures and videos directly to Facebook and tag friends to share
- Polling: Generate polls on pages, groups, and profiles to get feedback from your friends
- Video Chat: Facebook’s newest feature allows users to video chat with their friends
- Wall: Where you and your friends can write “posts” in order to communicate
- News Feed: Continuous stream of updates about your friends’ activities on Facebook (appears on your Home page)
- Profile: Your customizable page; contains photos and videos, a list of your friends, your recent activities, and anything else you add to it
- Status: A user-posted message for friends to view and reply to
- Like: acknowledge a user’s news feed item in a positive way without needing to add actual commentary
- Tag: Marking what friend(s) is / are in a photo or video
- Notifications: Alerts when people are interacting with you
- Sign up on the home page to get started with your Facebook account
- Personalize your profile to figure out just what you want to tell your friends about who you are; reveal only certain information and be wary of what you share online
- To add friends, look up friends in the main search bar on top of the page and click the Add Friend button on their pages
- Your friend will be notified of the request and has the ability to “confirm” or “deny” your friend request