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Introductory Seminar Discussion Page

Michal Denny 21st February

Hi everyone, and welcome to the introductory seminar discussion page.

Guide to discussion

-Be polite
-Assume good faith
-No personal attacks
-Be welcoming

How to edit a wiki movie or if you are in a rush, there is the quick-edit movie. These show you how to contribute to this discussion page. If you cannot open the movie,here are the instructions as a pdf file

Here is an example of how to write in this page:

SouthCity High School: Student BC -  25th April 2pm

Make sure that you put your school name and some kind of personal ID (your initials are a good idea). 

It is helpful if you state whether you are a student, teacher or scientist  -e.g this person is Student BC from Southcity High School.

Also write the date and the time.

Then just start typing your question or comment...............................

When you've finished add a line (there's a button on the top row to do this, fourth from the right)

Remember to scroll down and save the page at the end.

1. Below is a description of how to set up a Facebook account. Turn this into an explanation and post your answers below. Use appropriate words from the table in the Pre-seminar paper in your explanation.

Go to, On the right you will a heading "Sign Up" and below it a form. Fill this out. It asks for your full name, your email address, which you have to enter twice, a password and your birth date. Click the "Sign up now!" button when you have completed the form. You'll then have to type in a series of letters and numbers for a security check as well as check a box saying that you understand and agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.

Step 1 prompts you to search for friends and coworkers. When you first set up a Facebook account, you have the opportunity to search your email address book for possible friends and contacts. Type in your email address and password to do a search, or try searching by school or company. You can skip this step by clicking on 'Skip' at the bottom.

Step 2 is where you create your profile. The first page asks you to give the name of your school, university and employer.  You can leave these blank. Press 'Save and Continue' at the bottom. On the next page, Facebook takes a guess at people you might know based on what you answered on the previous page. if you know any of them click on 'Add as a friend' under the picture.

Step 3 allows you to upload a picture of yourself or even take one with a web cam if you computer is so equipped. You can even upload a picture of your family or even a business logo if you prefer. This picture will appear beside your name when you communicate with others on Facebook. Press 'Save and Continue' at the bottom and you've created your Facebook account.

MR-Havelock North High School- 28/02

You should type into the search bar on your computer and press search. The result of this brings you to a page asking you to sign up. You can enter your email address, a password, your name and birth date, and then go through a number of security checks, so the site can create a personal, private account for you. The next step allows you to search for people you know on facebook by using your email address book. However, this step is not compulsory. Now you can enter in information about yourself, including school and work information, which then leads to facebook listing other people with similar information, as you may know them as a result. After this you may wish to upload a picture of yourself, via webcam or from another source. As well as this, there is an option of also uploading a picture of your family or workplace. This picture will appear for other friends to see, at times such as when you are communicating with them via chat or posts. After these steps are completed, you can press 'save and continue' to save your account.

Student MH-Otago Girls' High School- 1/03

To make an account on Facebook, you first need to enter into the Facbook website by going to On the right side of the main page under the heading Sign Up, it requires you to enter your name, email, conformation email, password and to select your gender and your birth date. Including your real name and birth date is to ensure that all users are genuine and provides only age appropriate content to younger users. Once all this has been completed, click on sign up and then a series of numbers and letters will appear in a box which you have to type in for security check, this is to ensure that spammers do not create fake accounts to spam other users. The following 3 steps allow you to find other people on facebook and to personalise your account, this is however, not nessesary for creating an account and can be skipped by clicking on the 'skip'. However if you wish to edit your profile at a later date, you can just go onto your facebook page and click 'edit profile'. You can also upload a photo or even take one with a webcam for your account which will appear beside your name when you communicate with others which allows others to easily identify you.

Student LT-Otago Girls High School- 2/03

The first step to getting a Facebook account is to start by entering the Facebook web address, into the address bar. Then on the right under the heading “Sign Up” there is a form. Complete this by filling in your name, your email address, a password and your date of birth. Once you have completed this press “Sign up now!”. This will lead to a page where you will type in a series of letters and numbers for a security check. Also check that you have understood the terms of use and privacy policy.
The initial step allows you to search your email address book to find your peers. This step is optional. The second step is where you create your profile. You are able to give your name of your school, university, or workplace. This is also optional. To continue to the next page press ‘Save and Continue’. On the following page there is a list of people that Facebook thinks you may know click ‘Add as a friend ‘ under the picture if you know them.
The last step lets you load a profile picture of yourself or family or even your business logo. This picture will appear beside your name. Press ‘Save and Continue’ and you have finally created your Facebook account

2. Read the two scenarios below. Choose one and explain how it could have been prevented and discuss the possible consequences if other people make the same mistakes.

Scenario 1
Scenario 2

Someone hacked into my account and sent a message to all of my friends telling them I no longer wanted to be friends with them. He also tagged my friends' photos with obscene comments.

When I tried to log into Facebook it said my account was disabled. I had to create a new account and re-add all my friends. I don't trust Facebook anymore because of this.

'Teen's murder sparks Facebook privacy plea'
Police are urging teenagers to remove their profile pictures and personal details from Facebook after a man was charged with the murder of a young Belfast woman.
It is alleged that the man had befriended Norma through her Facebook page and was able to work out where she went to school, how old she was and what she did each day after school. Police believe that her murderer was able to use this information to track her movements and attack her.
Her body was found in a creek bed in Belfast’s south-west on Friday and police have charged a 20-year-old man with her murder.

MR- Havelock North High School- 28/02

Scenario one: Releasing personal information onto the internet will always be a highly risky action. Many people are unaware of the consequences that giving out information can have. Even with high security, social network users can be vulnerable to hackers and other online dangers. I believe that the victim of scenario one was quite lucky, considering what could have happened. If the hacker had started to use their email to hack into other sites, such as emails, then he could have found more important information such as bank details. Due to these risks, and as a result of what had happened, I think that the victim should not have created a new facebook account. If more people removed themselves from the sites, then hackers would be less likely to hack, since the sites are less popular and their is less information to gain. I believe social networking sites are too dangerous and therefore use should be avoided.