Homeschooling and Facebook – WHS 3

In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I discuss the social media websiteFacebook.

Facebook is another social media website homeschoolers can utilize to connect with like-minded home educators.

What is Facebook?

Unlike Twitter, Facebook let’s you interact more with others through chatting and applications. Facebook is all about sharing your information and interests with the world. Security can be applied so that only friends or certain groups of people can see specific information.

How will Facebook benefit my homeschool?

Besides allowing you as a parent to connect with fellow homeschoolers around the world, Facebook will allow your children to connect with other homeschoolers. Your homeschool group could even host their “website” on Facebook. Access can be controlled so that only people in the group can see specific information and limited information is provided to the rest of the Internet.

Is it right for me and my family?

Just like Twitter and any social media or technology that is a decision you will ultimately have to make on your own. Don’t let it intimidate you. However, if you have any doubts, it’s always best to err on the side of caution.

How do I get started using Facebook?

I used Jeff Roney‘s free e-book, Marketing with Twitter and Facebook as a guideline for these instructions. If you have a homeschooling product you’re trying to get people excited about then check out Jeff’s tips in this book.

  1. Go to Facebook.com and sign-up
  2. Fill out your profile information
  3. Find friends by searching for their names or email address
  4. Let people know you have a Facebook account so they can connect with you

Where can I get more information about Facebook

Tips and tutorials about Facebook are all over the internet. Here are a few links to get you started:

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