Section 7: Facebook
Step 1: Introduction
Click on the Privacy link. You’ll come to a page that looks like this:
The blue title that states, “Sharing and finding you on Facebook” is a link you can click on to read all about the privacy settings on Facebook. Read all about these privacy settings. It will only take you about 5 minutes but you will learn some useful information about how to control your privacy settings and control how you share your information.
To begin, we need to set up your profile. There are a few small but important pointers for setting up a strong Facebook profile.
1. Do upload a profile photo -- and not one of scenery or flowers, unless you're a landscape or nature photographer! Use a headshot.
2. Use the same profile photo across all social networks.
3. Make sure it's a current one -- preferably a head shot with no distractions in the background
Step 1: Introduction
Now that we've broadened our understanding of the psychology behind social networks, it's time to start zeroing in on the Big Five... starting with Facebook.
It's a rare person who doesn't already have a Facebook account. If you're one of the few, there’s no shame in that. You actually may have an advantage because you’ll be able to strategically plan your Facebook page with a fresh start.
4. Make sure what you're wearing in your profile photo reflects the image you want to portray. (For example, if you are marketing yourself as a business person, you wouldn't want to show a photo of you goofing around at a party in your "70's Blast from the Past" afro wig and tie-dyed t-shirt.)
On the other hand, if your business consists solely of selling hand-painted beach flip-flops, you could get away with a photo of yourself in a Hawaiian shirt on a beach, flip-flopped feet pointed towards the camera as you lie on a deck chair with a big grin on your face.)
5. Have your photo ready to upload before you set up your profile. It doesn't really matter what size it is, as you'll be able to drag the your thumbnail around to select the portion you want, but 367 pixels by 327 pixels is the size you need, if you have photo editing software.
Don't take these for granted. Make sure you configure your privacy settings to your liking. Go through each step individually. Here is how you access the privacy settings:
When you initially come to Facebook, you’ll see a screen like this:
I would like you to read or view the entire Facebook lesson before you create (or update) your Facebook page. There are so many elements to consider that it is difficult to create a step-by-step template with all the “remember this tip” advice inserted at the right place. We have come close to that goal, but I think if you go through the lesson one time, you’ll be in a much better position to ensure that all the key points are implemented.