Monday, June 30, 2008

Week 7: Social Networking


7 Things You Should Know About Facebook (PDF), by Educause Learning Initiative

7 Things You Should Know About Facebook II (PDF)), by Educause Learning Initiative

Social Networking in Plain English, by Common Craft


  1. Use your browser to go to Either Internet Explorer or Firefox will work

  2. Create an account by filling out the 'Sign Up for Facebook' box

  3. Confirm your email address by clicking on the link in the confirmation email

  4. If you want to you can then:

    • See which of your email friends are already on Facebook

    • Start filling out your profile information with education and work

    • Join the Chicago, IL network

  5. Upload a profile photo

  6. Post your first status update

  7. Become a fan of the Ronald Williams Library

  8. Add the NEIU LibGuides application

Please note that you have the option of setting your privacy levels on Facebook for different types of friends. Just click the 'Privacy' link across the top of the page once you're logged in.


Facebook offers loads and loads of Applications -- some of which may be useful; many of which are simple time wasters. Try some of these to get started:

What about MySpace? Well, yes, Facebook is only one of many social networking sites. Perhaps more of your family and/or friends are on one of these:

...and more. New ones are being created all the time.

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