This morning I spent some time with our E-Resources Manager to discuss the value of a facebook account. We customised our profile information settings, avoiding policitcal views, sharing personal infomrtation, and access to our wall. We customisedthe contact info, as we didnt wanted this as a two-way commuinication tool but ratehr a billboard. Applications and websites were restricted almost completely with the exception of contact details and status. Yet still we are unsure how much information can be shared between users and this concerned us.
We think that our first steps into facebook will have to be postponed until more research has been undertaken. We need to know exactly how much information can be seen between our ‘friends’ (staff facebook users, parents and students) before we move forward. For now, we have secured the HambleCommunity SportsCollege name. Any other schools sharing information via facebook?