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How can FACEBOOK be used constructively ? any new ideas?I've used facebook for...

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priyasays | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted November 28, 2011 at 2:43 AM via web

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How can FACEBOOK be used constructively ? any new ideas?

I've used facebook for connecting with people, and for getting latest updates from things which really interests me.

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 28, 2011 at 3:11 AM (Answer #2)

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Another way that people consider facebook to be useful is in connecting groups of people with similar interests or advertising activities to a wide audience in a very inexpensive way.  By using facebook, an advertiser or an event organizer can send invites to a huge group of people without spending any money on postage or a mass emailing service.

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 28, 2011 at 4:50 AM (Answer #3)

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On the theme of people with similar interests, I am a member of a couple of facebook groups that work with animal welfare. One group helps spread the word and pictures when someone loses a pet, and the group is used to help track the animal via reports of sightings, to help the family know where to look for it. People who find a pet can also post pictures to help locate the owners.

The other group helps arrange transport for animals that are being adopted or moved to a different animal shelter - truck drivers, people who are traveling, and volunteer drivers can confer online, break up the trip into units, and coordinate moving an animal a long distance to get it to a new home.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 28, 2011 at 6:10 AM (Answer #4)

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Another use might be to connect with others for support. I know many pages that offer help and advice for new/young parents. It's helpful to be able to ask a question about something. For instance, last night there was a post about when to go to the ER for stiches and when to just use a bandage from home. I've also seen this type of connection with other groups as well. I've even seen businesses use this type of instance answer format. Our insurance agent has a page and will answer generic questions quickly over facebook. It can be a great tool.
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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM (Answer #5)

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I feel like I must take the negative road here. To answer the question, many adults use FaceBook to connect, find other people in similar situations, and keep up on the latest babies, marriages, and etc. Unfortunately, many youths simply use the site in the wrong way. At my high school, social networks are used to harass and bully. It seems that a certain amount of courage is built up when sitting behind a computer screen. While I think, like many things, FaceBook has its place in society, it also has its downfalls.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 28, 2011 at 3:59 PM (Answer #6)

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Facebook is a wonderful way to stay in touch with people, especially with "old" students. Colleges and universities are now increasingly using Facebook as a way of staying in touch with alumni, and I, as an alum, always look forward to the Facebook postings of my old schools. I feel more connected with those schools now than I ever did before.

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priyasays | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted November 28, 2011 at 5:20 PM (Answer #7)

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On the theme of people with similar interests, I am a member of a couple of facebook groups that work with animal welfare. One group helps spread the word and pictures when someone loses a pet, and the group is used to help track the animal via reports of sightings, to help the family know where to look for it. People who find a pet can also post pictures to help locate the owners.

The other group helps arrange transport for animals that are being adopted or moved to a different animal shelter - truck drivers, people who are traveling, and volunteer drivers can confer online, break up the trip into units, and coordinate moving an animal a long distance to get it to a new home.

this is excellent

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priyasays | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted November 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM (Answer #8)

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Facebook is a wonderful way to stay in touch with people, especially with "old" students. Colleges and universities are now increasingly using Facebook as a way of staying in touch with alumni, and I, as an alum, always look forward to the Facebook postings of my old schools. I feel more connected with those schools now than I ever did before.

I do this and have got connected with a lot of my primary and highschool friends. Facebook can be very helpful if have to move in to a new place, through which we can get connected to people in that locality. We can know stuff like the location of stores, banks etc.

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senioreeto | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted November 28, 2011 at 9:54 PM (Answer #9)

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facebook can be used constructively if it is used as a source of spreading knowledge and group discussions,just like this 'enotes'.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 20, 2012 at 7:17 AM (Answer #10)

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A friend convinced me to join Facebook in order to get updates on my high school reunion. I ended up keeping up with it more because I got a new job, and my boss and coworkers were heavily involved with Facebook. Then my best friend from childhood, whom I had lost touch with long ago, contacted me. I had been looking for her for years. A few months after she used Facebook to find me, she died. I was grateful for the opportunity to have reconnected with her.

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