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.



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