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ITI Crosslinks: Facebook 101—Ten Things You Need to Know About Facebook

Posted Mar 7, 2008
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Facebook is getting increasing recognition, and use, in the education community. Thomas Krivak, writing for our sister publication Information Today, has put an excellent primer together for you on this important social networking site.


From the top of the article:


When Mark Zuckerberg was 19 and a student at Harvard University, he wanted to find a way for his fellow Harvard colleagues to connect with each other. So in February 2004, Zuckerberg introduced Facebook ( and a new era of networking began.

Today, the social networking site has more than 60 million active members, roughly the same population as the U.K. These users can now upload photos, have group discussions, and even play games on their individual profiles; they can also add one another as "friends" and connect with users who share sim­ilar interests, regardless of where they are in the world. Nowadays, more businesses and corporate folks are joining Facebook too, adding their pages to the Facebook network. Advertisers are even turning their attention to this growing market for good reason—there is strength in numbers. So what should you know about Facebook? Here are 10 things for starters. …


Click HERE to read the article in Information Today online.

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