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The Main Meeting will also be a presentation by me. The title is “Intro to Facebook Presentation – Facebook, How to Get Started Safely”

The slides from that presentation are below.

Many people do not use Facebook for several reasons. Many are extremely concerned about their privacy and fearful of sharing information with the wrong people. Most of these people are not aware of how they can enjoy Facebook and limit their vulnerabilities and exposure. Hewie Poplock will present a program “Facebook, How to Get Started Safely” to CFCS on March 16.

He will show the many favorable uses of Facebook, and how you can connect easily to many old & new friends and places. He will also show how to use Facebook’s settings to protect your information, while enjoying the service. He will show you how you can be a “lurker” or be active and yet be safe.

There are more than 1.23 billion of Facebook active users. Of those 250 million play Facebook games. Over last 3 years, the number who are 55+ has exploded with +80.4% growth. As of Jan 2014, 32% of online seniors over 65 are using social networking sites and that number is about 15.6% of the Facebook users.

This presentation is aimed at those not using Facebook. However, those who do use it will gain some insights and will update their settings knowledge, as well as be helpful to those around them who have been hesitant to join Facebook.

The presentation will be at the General Meeting of The Central Florida Computer Society on Sunday March 16, 2014 at the Orlando Day Nursery. It is free and open to the public. However, dues to belong to CFCS are only $25 per year. Directions can be found at http://cfcs.org/events/OrlandoDayNur13-14.php . The meeting will be preceded by the Windows Special Interest Group, which begins at 12:30pm.