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What is Facebook?                                                                           

With more than 200 million active users, Facebook is the #1 social networking site in the world. It allows people to connect and reconnect with family, friends, colleagues, and common interest groups.  People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

  

History 

Created and launched in February 2004 by two Harvard students, the site began as a network strictly for Harvard University. Two months later, the site expanded to include other Ivy League schools. After that, the college network slowly grew and by the end of 2004, Facebook had registered more than one million users.  It is now open to anyone with a valid email address. 

 

 

The Basics

If you want to learn the basics of Facebook, Goodwill Community Foundation International has a great tutorial.  You can explore as many topics as  you wish including the basics, setting up your account, getting started, using facebook, and what else you can do.  This tutorial is self paced and very helpful.  You will have to sign up for a free account with your email address.  You can access their website by clicking on the icon below.  The tutorial is available through the hyperlink below the icon. 

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computer/topic.aspx?id=154

 

Another great resource is the TechSoup.org archive of their talk, Getting Started with Facebook, which includes the presentation, links, and resources.   This webinar is for people who are beginning to explore Facebook and have questions on how to get started.

https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=7agvxoh4hyqz

 

Free EBook

Facebook for Businesses by HubSpot.com  - if you prefer to download or print a User's Guide, this tutorial is easy to follow and contains lots of illustrations.  The 22 page ebook has 3 parts: An Introduction to Facebook, Setting Up your Facebook Profile, and Using Facebook for Business.

http://blog.hubspot.com/Portals/249/docs/facebook_for_business_ebook_hubspot.pdf

 

Beyond

Once you have mastered the basics, you may want to explore one of the following topics in more detail.

 

For More Information on a Specific Topic

Check out one of these pages for lots more resources, tutorials, and links!

Facebook for Individuals

Facebook for Organizations

 

If you don't find what you're looking for, contact me at sbaschieri@alliancelibrarysystem.com and I will be happy to add it!

 

 

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