Thanks to Facebook’s near-constant changes to their privacy settings, it’s tough to keep documentation on them up to date. In preparation for staff training here at TBD, I’ve completely overhauled these resources for anyone wishing to use Facebook for their professional journalism uses as well as their personal lives. I hope you’ll find these useful.
Intro to Facebook for journalists (and any professionals): A guide that explains the basics of Facebook with a glossary or terms and a look at demographics.
Sharing Your Content on Facebook: Using your newsfeed to promote content, blogs and social media accounts.
More resources on Facebook you should check out:
- Search Facebook status updates at Openbook or OpenFacebookSearch
- Mashable’s Facebook Guide for Journalists: An excellent look at using Facebook for finding leads, effective sourcing, ethical issues and more.
- Facebook Demographics and Statistics, 2009-2010 (iStrategy Labs)
- Ways to get Facebookers to Read Your Story