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Description Facebook is a Web-based program allowing individuals to follow friends, brands, business, organizations, and groups they like.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 22 October, 2010

Contents

Description

Facebook is a Web-based application which allows participants to upload photos, videos, events, and status. Each of these items may be shared with friends, if personal, and fans, if supporting a brand, organization, or business.

Users have the opportunity to control privacy settings to prevent unauthorized users from seeing information.

Facebook fan pages can be used to support organizations and their followers.

Essential Requirements

Facebook will operate on most Web-browsers and requires little set up.

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.

Software

Access to Facebook is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

Facebook can be reached at the following Website:

Learning resources information

Reading List

Here are a couple books that will help you start you on your Facebook journey.

Key Web links

Guides

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Facebook and its capabilities.

Businesses

Here are a number of great ideas for using Facebook in a business environment.

Community Building

Cooperative Extension

Here are a number of great ideas for using Facebook in Cooperative Extension.

Custom landing Pages

One of the more important things to do when setting up a Facebook Fan Page is to establish a page for first time visitors. Here are instructions for doing this.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Facebook in a education environment.

Fan pages

Fan pages focus on promoting a brand, organization, or business. Here are some guidelines for creating and promoting fan pages.

Google Calendar

Marketing and Promotion

Networking

Non-profits

Here are a number of great ideas for using Facebook to support non-profits.

Places

Privacy

Here are instructions and tips for controlling privacy settings in Facebook.

Tips and Tricks

Twitter

Here are instructions for integrating Twitter into Facebook.

Unique URLs

WordPress

Here are instructions for integrating WordPress and Facebook together.

Video Tutorials

Known Wyoming Extension Facebook Fan Pages

Here is a list of known Wyoming Extension Facebook Fan Pages:

Agricultural & Applied Economics Animal Science Department Barnyards and Backyards
Barnyards and Backyards Property Improvement Project Consumer Issues Conference Department of Renewable Resources
Laramie County Extension Molecular Biology Rural Living in Central Wyoming
SAREC - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center University of Wyoming Extension Weston County Extension
"The West" University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Area Wind River Extension Wyoming Ag Publications
Wyoming Extension Nutrition Wyoming Saves Wyoming State Fair

Here is a list of known Wyoming 4-H Fan Pages:

Albany County 4-H Big Horn County 4-H Campbell County 4-H
Converse County 4-H Fremont County 4-H Johnson County 4-H
Platte County 4-H Lincoln County 4-H Sheridan County 4-H
Sublette County 4-H Sweetwater County 4-H Teton County 4-H
Uinta County 4-H Washakie County 4-H Wind River 4-H Community Club

References