Using Social Media

FACEBOOK

Registration

  • Visit www.facebook.com
  • Immediately you will see “create an account” and a list of boxes

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  • Fill out your details in the boxes next to each heading use the drop down menus for “I am” and “Birthday”
  • click the green sign up box
  • You will now see a find your friends screen
  • You can now either input your email to find friends or skip this page
  • If you want to find your friends put in your email address and click the find friends button

  • This will bring up the sign in window input your email address and password
  • click the blue sign in box
  • this will start to find your friends and import contacts
  • You will then need to click the tick box for each person you would like to add
  • after you have chosen the friends you would like to add click add friends or skip
  • You will then see the Invite friends and family to Facebook screen, if your friends are not currently on facebook you can send them an email to invite them here or you can skip this step
  • This will now take you to the profile information screen
  • You can enter your school or employment information
  • click save and continue
  • You will now see the “Add People You Know” page
  • you can choose to add a friend by clicking the add friend button
  • When you are finished click save and continue
  • Now you will see the page that allows you to add a profile picture (you can skip)
  • To add a profile picture
    • click upload a photo
    • Click choose file button
    • locate the file on the computer or on your usb stick
    • Double click the file or click file and then click open
    • This will begin uploading your picture
    • Once finished, click save and continue
  • Now you will need to login to your emails (refer to stage 6) and you should have 2 new emails from facebook
  • click on the e-mail with the subject “Just one more step to get started on facebook” click on the green box that says “complete sign-up”
  • you will now be on the facebook login screen
  • input your email address and password
  • click login to verify your email
  • You are now ready to begin using Facebook


Using Facebook

Newsfeed

This is the main feature of facebook, as this is where all your friends posts and updates are displayed. From here you can comment or “like” their post/activity.

 

Upload Pictures

  • while on the news feed click on pictures on the left hand side
  • click add photos
  • locate your file in the pop up navigation window
  • double click on the file or single click on the file and then click open
  • You may now give your album a name in the top left hand corner
  • you may also leave a comment on the album underneath the title
  • You may also leave a comment on the photo and set privacy settings, tag friend, set location and date/time.
  • You may also set the date, time and location for the entire album in the top right hand corner
  • If you would like this to upload in higher quality, tick the box next to higher quality
  • In the bottom right of the window you can set your privacy for the entire album by clicking on the box displayed to the right
  • Now you have the choice to post your pictures or to cancel the process.
  • To cancel the pictures you can simply click the cancel button located at the bottom of the window next to the blue bar
  • You may also add more photos to this album by clicking add more photos in the bottom left corner

Finding people to connect with

  • Type their name or E-mail address into the search bar at the top of the page
  • this can be friends, stalkers, colleagues, a favourite celebrity or to join a cause or page.
  • If the result you are looking for comes up as you type you can click on that directly
  • If your desired result doesn’t show simply click the magnifying glass to search
  • This will give you a list of results for you to look through and choose which you would like to add
  • To add a friend or join a group click on the box that says “Add friend” or “join group”
  • You can also choose to simply subscribe to the person or “like” a page
  • when you subscribe or like the page/person’s updates will be seen on your newsfeed

Post a status update

  • While on your newsfeed you should see a big box at the top of the feed that allows you to type inside, it will have “what’s on your mind” already in the box; however you can type over this text.
  • Here you can tell your friends about your day, post pictures or post links etc.
  • Once you have type what you would like your friends to know, simply click “post” and it will be posted onto their newsfeeds for them to read


Notifications Area

This is where you will see all your friend requests, message notifications and notifications of updates, comments and likes on your posts or whatever you have commented on and liked.

Settings/Profile Area

Here you can chose to go to your own profile with a single click or go “home” (this will take you to the newsfeed page). You can also click the cog symbol to see a list of management settings, apps, pages and advert management, You can also log out at the bottom of the list. Next to the cog symbol you will see a padlock with 3 lines next to it, this is your privacy settings area.

  • put your email address and password
  • click the blue sign in box
  • this will start to find your friends and import contacts
  • You will then need to click the tick box for each person you would like to add
  • after you have chosen the friends you would like to add click add friends or skip
  • You will then see the Invite friends and family to Facebook screen, if your friends are not currently on facebook you can send them an email to invite them here or you can skip this step
  • This will now take you to the profile information screen
  • You can enter your school or employment information
  • click save and continue
  • You will now see the “Add People You Know” page
  • you can choose to add a friend by clicking the add friend button
  • When you are finished click save and continue
  • Now you will see the page that allows you to add a profile picture (you can skip)
  • To add a profile picture 
    • Click upload a photo
    • Click choose file button
    • locate the file on the computer or on your usb stick
    • Double click the file or click file and then click open
    • This will begin uploading your picture
    • Once finished, click save and continue
  • Now you will need to login to your emails (refer to stage 6) and you should have 2 new emails from facebook
  • click on the e-mail with the subject “Just one more step to get started on facebook” click on the green box that says “complete sign-up”
  • you will now be on the facebook login screen
  • input your email address and password
  • click login to verify your email
  • You are now ready to begin using Facebook