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Facebook is a hugely popular free social networking site that that enables registered users to create profiles, send and receive messages to keep in touch with friends, family and business colleagues, upload photos and video and much more.

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.

Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

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    Community Social and Economic Development Worker Louise Barbé has been part of the team at West Harton Churches Action Station for just over two years. As a ‘late starter’ with technology herself, she knows just how frustrating learning to use a computers and the internet can be. It’s her job to make things as easy as possible for the learners of West Harton!


  • Easy to use and get started
  • Easy to connect with other people and start sharing information.
  • Other users can 'Like' your page and will then be kept up to date with your latest posts on your page.
  • A great way of organising and inviting other people to events.


  • Can sometimes be confusing to keep track of conversations.
  • There can be issues around privacy and who can view your content.


suepilling2 I use facebook to promote the Sunflower Project, we are able to make changes straight away. It is a good forum for getting messages out and getting feed back from the community. If we have to change or cancel a session we can notify people on Facebook
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 14:20