We are now on Social Media. Arggh! What’s that? Does it seem daunting?
“I don’t understand or know what to do with Social Media.”
Is this you? For those of you who don’t use Social Media (Face Book, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest) we are providing you information that we hope dispels any concerns, fears or discomfort you may have in using Social Media. We would like to help you feel more at ease with Social Media and encourage you having some fun with using some of it.
Social Media is beyond a fad and is much a part of the growing world of technology and becoming a common way of connecting with others. The more Social Media is used the more opportunities we have to build a larger community and connect with kindred spirits. We invite you to participate in Social Media. It is a way of sharing information, staying connected and making new friends. Following are are some often asked questions for those just starting out in Social Media which we hope will help you to get started.
For those of you who are familiar with and use Social Media, you are invited to participate in the conversation.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Social Media?
Social Media includes internet-based networks and websites in which individuals and communities share, co-create, and discuss content of interest among them, such as dowsing.
How does it work?
Social Media is generated by the content of users. A group of friends can create a virtual “club” by sharing information online, making it easy for them to meet even at great distances from one another. These virtual ¨clubs¨can be private or public.
How does it build Community?
Social media is used to document memories, learn about and explore things, advertise oneself and form friendships. By using social media it is possible to connect with wider audiences, allowing people to come together who might not have otherwise. For example, let´s say you want to document a special event or trip. Rather than sending out emails with attachments and/or photos, you can post what you have to say with your photos so everyone on your list can get the information and make comments about it. This can help prevent email overload!
What is Facebook?
Facebook is an online social networking service. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as “People From Work” or “Close Friends”. As of September 2012, Facebook has
over one billion active users.
How do I set up a Facebook profile? How do I use it?
Setting up a Facebook profile is easy. Anyone using a computer or internet-capable device can sign-up for free. Simply go to http://www.Facebook.com – you will need to enter your first and last name, email address, create a password, your birthday (to show you are over 13 years of age), gender – and click sign up.
How do I keep my privacy?
Privacy is important. While it is fun to share content online, it is important to keep your personal information private to prevent unwanted access to it. All social networking sites have varying levels of privacy settings depending on what you want to stay private, such as your pictures, your birthday, and even your entire profile – limiting access to it by only the people you choose. It´s probably a good idea NOT to include your home address (other than city) or phone number (unless you´re a business).
You can learn about and how to use Facebook’s privacy settings by going to this link –