UNDERSTANDING FACEBOOK PT. 1
May 21, 2011
I’m amazed that I reconnected with over 750 people that I knew in the music business in less than a year, and made friends with over 200 others. I jumped into using the social network so quickly that I don’t what some of the basic features of the service are, so I asked some friends of mine, who explained them and gave me some tips on UNDERSTANDING FACEBOOK.
At first I considered FACEBOOK a place where you could delude yourself into thinking that you’re popular, now I think of it as my number one source for sending and receiving information!
I asked photographer/ blogger, Sally Stevens, who answered questions I always wanted to ask, but was afraid that I would appear stupid if I did.
AW – Can you explain the bar below each post
·Like/Unlike · comment · Share
SS – Like/Unlike – you give a thumb’s up to a post in the newsfeed or most recent. Among others, I wish they would create an ‘unlike’ which is simply a retraction of ‘like’ at this point, as opposed to expressing disapproval.
Comment – on the post you’re reading.
Share – one of your friends posts something you want your other friends to see. You can either a) post it on your wall, b) specifically post it on the wall of a friend who you know would like it or, c) send the link as a private message to whoever you want.
AW – How can you remove a comment ?
SS – An x will show to the right of the post. Click on it and follow instructions!
AW – When you write on somebody’s wall who sees it?
SS – Whoever they designate to see their wall. Friends only, friends of friends…
AW – When you post on your wall who sees that?
SS – Presumably, whoever you designate. Friends only usually.
AW – If you want your message to be private what do you do?
SS – Go to your friend’s wall and send them a message.
AW – What happens to all the posts that crawl down our screens…are they cataloged somewhere or just disappear into cyberspace?
SS – Nothing disappears into cyberspace.
Thank you Sally for the information. you can reach her at.
Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne
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