You’ve probably heard of social media, especially Facebook. This fall, Heights Libraries is devoting Fridays to unraveling the mysteries of Facebook and social media. Taken these classes before? All of them have been updated to give you more time to get your questions answered!

But what is social media, anyway?

Social media is a way of communicating with other people that can be accessed through an app or website. That means an Internet connection is required. Users create profiles and contribute textpictureslinks and more. Social media sites can appeal to a wide range of people, such as Facebook or Twitter, or center on a single interest, such as the knitting and crocheting site Ravelry.com. The idea of social media to be share!

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerburg in 2004. Originally just for college students, now anyone over 13 can have a Facebook account – and over 1.5 billion people do! Facebook is primarily used to connect with friends and family. Facebook users are able to choose who can see what they post. Friends must be approved, so not just anyone can see pictures of your kids or where you went to high school.

Social Media Friday classes include:

I’m Not on Facebook: In this class, you will create a Facebook account and learn some Facebook basics. This class is intended for those without Facebook accounts. Email address required. Friday, September 1 at 11am.

Facebook Q & A: This class includes a short overview of Facebook basics. Then ask us your Facebook questions! Having a Facebook account is strongly encouraged. Friday, September 8 at 11am.

Facebook: Posts & Photos: Learn about status posts, profile pictures, albums, and more! Having a Facebook account is strongly encouraged. Friday, September 22 at 11am.

Facebook: Security & Privacy: Who can see your Facebook posts? Learn about practices and settings to keep your personal information safe on Facebook. Friday, September 29 at 11am.

Facebook: Business Pages: Learn how to set up a page and use Facebook to market your small business for free, including tips and hints for success. Must have an active personal Facebook profile account prior to setting up a business page. FridayOctober at 11am.

Social Media Q & A: Not sure about the difference between Instagram and Snapchat? This class includes a short overview of social media and some popular social media sites. Then ask us your social media questions! Friday, October 13 at 11am.

Twitter Q & A: Get breaking news and connect with friends, family, colleagues, and even celebrities worldwide with Twitter! Must have a working email account and familiarity with Internet basics. Friday, October 20 at 11am.

Pinterest Q & A: Learn the basics of setting up a Pinterest account, including browsing pinboards, re-pinning items, and adding new pins. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Internet basics. Friday, October 27 at 11am.

Registration opens two weeks before the date of the class. Sign-up for these and any other computer classes at heightslibrary.org or by calling (216) 932-3600.

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