University of Missouri-St. Louis

Social Networking 101: The Fundamentals of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter


  • User Guides
    . Newbie's Guide to Facebook
    . help page
    . Important Privacy Settings
    . YouTube Getting Started and Signup Tutorial
  • Facebook
    . Wikipedia: Facebook
    . YouTube: The Truth about Facebook
  • Additional Facebook Resources
       . Official Facebook Blog
       . Inside Facebook Blog
       . Facebook Code of Conduct
       . YouTube: Facebook Documentary
       . YouTube: Facebook on 60 Minutes
       . YouTube: Facebook on 60 Minutes - 2
       . YouTube: The Facebook Skit
  • UMSL on Facebook
    . UM St. Louis Fan Page
    . I love UMSL Group Page
    . UMSL Career Services
    . Information Systems at UMSL Fan Page
    . UMSL IS Alumni
    . UMSL -- IS Mentoring Program Group
    . UMSL Athletics Fan Page
    . Support UMSL Athletics Group Page
    . UMSL Campus Recreation Group Page
    . UMSL Student Groups
    . UMSL Greek Alumni
    . Greek Life and Athletics
  • Advice about Facebook
       . Facebook Features
       . Criticisms of Facebook
       . Business Friendly Profile
       . Business Applications
       . Image
       . 32 Ways to Use Facebook for Business
       . 12 Ways to Use Facebook Professionally
  • How many users of Facebook?
    . WSJ says: As of December 2009, there were over 350 million users
    . Official Statistics
    . Facebook which grabbed its 300 millionth user in September, 2009. It has captured 58.59% of all U.S. social network visits in October 2009, compared to 19.94% the year before.
    . In early in October, a study commissioned by Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing firm found 54% of U.S. companies say that they have banned workers from using social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace while on the job. The study also found that 19% of companies allow social networking use only for business purposes, while 16% allow limited personal use.
  • Example Uses
    . Daughter of ousted GM CEO takes revenge online
    . Facebook employed in search for missing Rockefeller
    . Auschwitz Museum embraces Facebook
    . Facebook and the 2008 Election
       ABC News Joins Forces With Facebook
    . Phishing Scam Targeting Facebook Users
  • More than half of UK employers research job candidates online

  • How to decline Facebook friends without offence  



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