Facebook is a popular social networking website that is increasingly being used by academics to share research, engage in conversations and publicise events to new audiences.
- Create a Facebook ‘page’ to engage audiences with your research.
- Share text, images, videos and web links from a post.
- Engage with your audience by liking or responding to their comments.
- Posts made to your group or page will appear in your newsfeed.
- Download the Facebook app or log in through a web browser.
- Get a personal Facebook profile, as you can't create a page without one.
- Create a Facebook page to share your research.
- You’ll need a page name, two photos and a call to action to get started: what you need to create a Facebook page.
- Set your page up by selecting a category, so your research has an identity.
Start sharing your research
- Use the Share… option to share a post to a group, on an event, or on a page that you manage
- Use Share to your page to select what you want to share the content to, add commentary and share the link.
- Share images and videos from your Gallery, take a new one to upload, or update your story.
- Members of your page get an alert when you add a new post, so they never miss a thing.
Consent, copyright, data protection and privacy
- Photographs of people can be considered personal data. Ask for written consent to use photographs and archive this information for the future.
- Different types of material have their own copyright frameworks. Read the University’s copyright policy and guidelines and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
- Find out how to adjust your privacy settings.
Start a poll
- Click the 'Questions' tab and then write the question you want to ask. Leave the answer open or add options to choose from.
- Use the Facebook Poll app to get answers to your questions.
Promote an event
- Tell your followers about talks, conferences or other events where they can find out about your research.
- Open events can be seen by anyone, and anyone can send an invitation.
- Closed events are visible to anyone but only those invited can see the details.
- Secret events can be seen only those who are invited.
If you have any queries, email email@example.com