Facebook is an online social network. It was originally used for high school, college and university communities, but has spread to the internet community as a whole. Founded by Mark Zuckerburg of Harvard University in February 2004, this online community has the largest number of registered users among college-focused sites.
Relationship to Gustavus
While multiple groups related to Gustavus may exist on Facebook's website, Facebook is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the College.
While Facebook's privacy controls have been improved since its creation, it is important to remember that information one posts on social network sites like Facebook are potentially public to the entire world.
For students, privacy may not seem like a big concern now, but inappropriate pictures or information about yourself could come back to haunt you in the future, especially when searching for employment.
Calendaring and Facebook
Events is a popular Facebook application which allows users to create calendar events and share them with other Facebook users.
A link to an iCalendar resource for all of a user's events can be found by going to their events page, and clicking the "Export Events" link at the top.
It's important not to share this link, as it contains a secret key which anyone could use to view a user's calendar event information.