Facebook Primer

Facebook is a free social networking service.

Because you are identified by your real name, you must be at least 13 years of age to register with facebook. Those aged 13 to 18 should consult with parents before registering with facebook.

Facebook, being a social networking service, is open and public. However, you have the ability to change your privacy settings to control how much access the world or your friends have in accessing your information. Before you post too much about yourself or your friends, make sure to read NY Times: The Web Means the End of Forgetting.

A few links about Facebook settings:

Facebook users connect to their friends and the organizations that interest them. This allows connected friends to share information, post status updates, see status updates of friends, etc. Some people enjoy the ability to remain connected with friends, both current and past (for example, high school or college buddies). Some find it all a bit creepy.

If you donít wish to participate in facebook directly, you can still view the bandís facebook page at: www.facebook.com/greatershoreconcertband. You just wonít have the ability to participate as a fan.

The focus of the bandís page is upon the band, not the fans. However, fans may post to the bandís wall, comment on existing postings, etc. Other fans will see this information, but they wonít be able to see the posterís more personal information.

Steps to become a fan of the bandís page (assuming youíre completely new to facebook):

Since your facebook presence represents you, you will only have one facebook account. This is different than email addresses, blogs or twitter, where you could have multiple accounts to represent the multiple aspects of your life. For example you may have a work email address and a personal email address. In facebook you wonít have a work facebook account and a personal facebook account.

Information about facebook can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook.

A description of features can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook_features.