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As most people already know, Facebook is an extremely popular social networking site that is changing the way people stay in touch with one another.“Social media is a vital part of communication today. Many are turning away from traditional channels such as email and phone and instead are relying on tools such as Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family,” said Yuma Sun assignments editor Roxanne Molenar. “It’s a great tool to see what old friends — and new ones — are up to, and to see what’s happening around you.”But Facebook is not only transforming personal relationships, it is rapidly affecting the ways individuals receive and react to news. It removes the barrier between reporter and reader by placing them in direct contact with one another through their computer or phone so information can be shared in real time.“It’s exciting that social media is shaping news. we get great story ideas from people who are interacting with us on Facebook and via Twitter,” said Yuma Sun Publisher Joni Brooks. “Social media is allowing us to report instantaneously; we don’t wait for the presses to run, we don’t have to wait for people to log into their computers. … With their phones, they’ve got the news in their hands at all hours of the day, and we can be first to tell the stories.”Even though there are currently 800 million Facebook users worldwide, some people are still reluctant to register with the social media site because of privacy concerns or just general reticence toward new technologies.whatever the reasons may be, people should know that social media sites are not all or nothing propositions where the user is at the mercy of the website. Instead, users control what they want or do not want other people to see through a wide variety of customizable options so they can manage their social media experience in their own way.“I think the most important thing to remember when starting out in social media, be it Facebook or Twitter, is to be patient,” Molenar said. “take Facebook, for example. It’s OK to start out by friending a few people, liking a few pages, and just watching from there. Friends will find you, and conversations will start to happen, but the beauty is, you can go at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with — it’s OK to just dip your toes in the social stream, so to speak, and watch for a little while. The more you watch, the more tempted you’ll be to participate, and it grows organically from there.” So if you are one of the people still on the fence over joining Facebook, the following information is intended to help you become familiar with the basic functions and terminology of Facebook so you can get connected and join your friends and family on the world’s largest social media site.Twitter lets social media users share their thoughts (plus articles, photos, and videos) with the world through free service that is pretty basic and easy-to-use.To learn all about using Twitter, check out this tutorial from Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/6dlzpc7
Getting Started: How to Register with FacebookBefore you can connect with your friends and family, you first have to create a Facebook account. creating a Facebook account is free and only takes a few minutes to complete.while Facebook has many different options, the following is a basic step-by-step approach to setting up your account and finding your friends on Facebook.Step 1. Using your browser, visit www.facebook.com.Step 2. under the words “Sign up,” enter your personal information and your preferred password. When you are finished with your information, click “Sign up.”Step 3. Complete the security check by typing in the words you see in the image into the box below it. if you have trouble viewing the words, you can try different words or receive an audio security check. After entering the security words, click “Sign up.”Step 4. Facebook will now ask you if you want to search for friends. To find friends, enter your email address and click “Find Friends.” You can skip this step and find friends later if you prefer.Step 5. if you want to, you may enter additional personal information about your high school, college and occupation. Enter whatever information you are comfortable with and when you are finished, click “Save & Continue.”Step 6. if you entered information in the previous step, Facebook will recommend a list of friends for you. You may click on anyone you want to add as a friend, then click “Save & Continue” or click “Skip” if you do not wish to add friends at this time.Step 7. You will now be asked to add a picture of yourself. To do this, click “Upload a Photo” to select a picture from your computer. After choosing a photo for your profile, click “Save & Continue.” if you are not ready to add a photo, just click “Skip.”Step 8. In the final step, you must confirm the email address you used to set up the account is valid. Simply go to your email and open the message Facebook sent you. Click on the link and the sign up process is complete. Your Facebook account is now ready for you to use.What’s the difference between a Profile Page and a Home Page? Your Facebook account is basically divided into two pages: your profile page and your home page.These are the two places where you and your friends will share the bulk of information among yourselves.The home page is where you see all of your friends’ recent posts, thoughts and uploaded photos in your news feed. It is also the place where you receive personal messages, search for friends, and manage photos, lists and updates. only you can see your home page.However, your profile page is how Facebook friends and users see you.Everything you post about yourself, including photos and personal information, can be seen by your friends or whoever else you give access to. To post a comment or an update to your profile page, simply type your message in the “What’s on your mind” box at the top of your home page and click “Post” and it will instantly appear on your profile page. It will also appear on your friends’ home pages as well so be sure it is something that you are comfortable sharing with a wide variety of people.Likewise, if one of your friends posts a message or a photo it will automatically appear in the news feed or your home page. Once you receive a friend’s post you can comment on it, “like” it, or share it with other friends.as friends post throughout the day, your news feed will update with the most recent posts listed at the top of the page and the older posts will be listed beneath them in the order they were posted.although this is Facebook’s present configuration, the site is constantly evolving, so users need to be prepared for the frequent appearance of new features or designs. Facebook has spawned a nomenclature all its own over the past five years. So in order to successfully navigate the social media site, you should familiarize yourself with some basic terms.• Wall: The space on every user’s profile where user’s and friends can post messages and share information.• Profile: Is a Facebook site that displays an individual user’s information and interactions with friends. It is created solely for personal use and for socializing with others. A profile is not the same thing as a page. • Page: Is a Facebook site created by businesses, artists, musicians and other brands in order to promote themselves, their products or their issues. Individual users may “like” a particular page to show they support the product or issue, but only official representatives with the business or group may make changes to the page.• Like: A link next to something you see on Facebook letting others know how you feel about the comment, video, link or photo.• Friend: A person who has joined your profile, typically by invitation.• Friend Finder: A utility to help people find friends, family members, co-workers or any one else they wish to contact via Facebook.• News Feed: Shows what your friends are doing on Facebook and are posted on profiles for everyone to see.• Tabs: mark the different sections of a profile.
• Poke: A way to interact with friends on Facebook. Some consider it a way of flirting
Even though Facebook promotes sharing a large volume of personal information, the choice to share is entirely at the user’s discretion, and it is a decision that should be made carefully.everyone has heard the stories about the employees who were fired for inappropriate posts or the people who were embarrassed when a photo they thought was sent to an individual friend, was actually posted to their profile page. Fortunately, Facebook offers multiple privacy levels so you can avoid these problems by taking some time to customize your privacy settings after you open your Facebook account.The following is a basic step-by-step guide to help you get started protecting your information on Facebook.Step 1. From your home page, click on your name at the top tool bar to go to your profile page.Step 2. At your profile page, click on “Edit Profile.”Step 3. Find the information you want to restrict and click on the drop-down visibility selector next to it. You will have three privacy settings to choose from: Public, Friends or only me.if you select Public, everyone with a Facebook account will have access to everything on your profile page. This is the default setting and offers the least amount of privacy.if you select Friends, only your friends will be able to view your profile page and if you select only me, no one but yourself will see it. Step 4. Change the privacy settings for your other pieces of information and when you are finished, click “Save Changes” before navigating to another page.Step 5. Check your changes to ensure you are not unwittingly revealing any information you want kept private.How to Check Your Privacy changes:Step 1. In the upper right hand corner of your profile page, click on “View as.”Step 2. A box will open at the top of your profile page. To see what your profile looks like to a friend, type a friend’s name in the white box. To see what your profile looks like to people who are not your friend, click on the word “public.”Step 3. Review your profile page to make sure that you are comfortable with the information that appears. When you are finished, click on “back to Profile.”
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