How to use social networking sites for beginners

What is social media
1. Social Media! Whether you are new to social media or just looking to close a few knowledge gaps, we are glad you stopped by.By now, we have all heard how valuable even essential social media can be. Whether your current sentiment leans more toward enthusiasm or trepidation, theres no way around the fact that social media is a far more complex field than it first seems.

Diving in without a sense for what its like can be overwhelming, and building a network that provides real value takes both savvy and hard work, but fear not we are here to help! We hope youll find this to be one of the most comprehensive social media resources available, and that no matter what your skill level is, theres plenty in here to help you improve your social presence.

Social media is a way for people to communicate and interact online. While it has been around since the dawn of the World Wide Web, in the last 10 years or so we've seen a surge in both the number and popularity of social media sites. Its called social media because users engage with (and around) it in a social context, which can include conversations, commentary, and other user-generated annotations and engagement interactions.

Publishing content has become exponentially simpler over the last several years, which has helped skyrocket the use of social media. Non technical web users are now able to easily create content on a rapidly growing number of platforms, including those that are owned (hosted communities, blogs, etc.), rented (social networks or third party communities), and occupied (commenting, contributing, etc.). Today's web has shifted from a one to many to a many to many method of engagement, and we're loving it.

For businesses, the shift in web consumerism and accompanying rise in social media brings both opportunity and responsibility. The sheer amount of data that customers make available through social media alone has web marketers jumping for joy. The real magic, however, lies in the opportunity to grow lasting and scalable relationships with your organization's customer base through social media. This is also where your online responsibility to your customers begins to take shape. Just as your customers' behavior has shifted, so have their expectations for yours. Whether your business is listening and engaging or not, customers are having conversations relevant to your operations. Its better to be part of the conversation, right? We sure think so! .....
How to Use fb
2. Some parents use Facebook to keep an eye on their children. There are dangers on a big social site like Facebook, but your children also need their freedom to express themselves as well. Another fantastic reason to use Facebook is what it is used for the most, socialization. You can search for old friends from high school, old jobs, or just someone you lost contact with. Facebook has groups that you can join and view which friends might be involved in. Once you have started to gain some old friends, Facebook will give you suggestions for people you might know. Before you know it you can have all your old and new friends on update. There are so many different things that you can use to see what your family and friends are up too. You can see photos that they have posted, their interests, basic info, and videos. You can play some games as Sudoku or Farmville, where your friends are your neighbors and you help each other out. They will come in handy when you need a break from something or to just simply, pass the time. It is huge for businesses too, which means that you can find great deals right on Facebook. There are coupons you can get, or you can even become a fan of your favorite business and sign up for giveaways. You can see the latest events going on by friends, family, communities or businesses. Someone who does not have your number or address can easily invite you to their party. Youre having a party but you dont have all your invitees addresses? You can post your own event and send out invites with people on Facebook instead. .....
Open up your browser and type full url
3. Look down you will see the words Sign Up , it is free and always will be. Under it will be where you need to start. You are asked for your email this can be any email you want it to be, where you will want updates and such sent to. Go ahead and re enter your email, just to verify this email account. You will need a password, create one which is not your emails password. Fill everything and click the green sign up button at the bottom. .....
A security check will load
4. To complete this you will have to enter the words provided in the text in the box option, once this is done you once again click the green sign up button. .....
The next page will bring three steps the first one is Find friends
5. Searching your email account is the fastest way to find your friends on Facebook. You will see four options, or different email accounts. You can use this to search on Gmail, Windows live, Hotmail, Yahoo, or other email services. Click on the type of email you would like to use to search for your friend, once you do, there will be a box saying your email , type your email address and click find friends. When a screen with the options Allow or No thanks pop up, click the allow . .....
Now youll enter your profile information
6. Fill out your Profile Info , this will be in bold print that you will see on this page. Under that you will be told This information will help you find your friends on Facebook. Once this page has been filled out, you can hit the Save & Continue button to move to the next page. Once again, you will see the Skip option on this page to move on without filling it out. .....
This will be where you add a photo to your profile
7. The words Set your profile picture will be the first words you see on this page. There will be the options of Upload a Photo and under in gray font you will see From your computer . This option will allow you to pick a photo that you have saved to your computer as the profile picture. Divided by a line with the word OR in the middle, will be the second option. This option is Take a Photo and in gray font under it is With your webcam this allows you to take a picture from your computer and put on your Facebook account with a webcam if you have one. Once the picture is uploaded you can now click the Save & Continue button. The skip button right next to the Save & Continue button will now allow you proceed without uploading a picture. Once you click the button or the skip option you can move on to see your profile. .....
This video basically explains the basic layouts for Facebook
8. This will explain things such as, how to create a Facebook profile and how to navigate the various tabs and menus on a users profile. The first part of the video explains how to accept and deny friend requests, also it explains how to view your Facebook notifications and how to send and receive personal messages. Towards the middle part of the video, it starts explaining how to find and edit friends. It also will explain how to change your account settings and how to delete your Facebook profile. The closing part of the video starts with, how to post on a friends Facebook wall and also show, how to chat with friends on the Facebook instant messenger. To see this instructional video on the Facebook .....
Facebook applications can be anything from virtual pets
9. creating the best farm, playing slot machines, having the ability to turn your Facebook friends into Vampires and even fighting in zombie battles.You can add Facebook applications to let your friends leave you messages and others to help you organize your Facebook profile. If you re bored, need to pass the time, or you need some entertainment, here is a wonderful process called Facebook Applications, to access the application menu, you can easily follow these two steps. .....
First of all you need to be in your home page
10. once there, look on the right side and under your profile picture you will see the title Apps, click on it.In this title, this will bring up a list of applications for you to choose from; also you can see the applications that your friends might be using. To get to the selection of applications, go to Apps Directory, now you have the chance to find any applications that Facebook may have. Facebook has many different selections to choose from but if there is a specific topic that you may be looking for, you can easily browse topics like business, entertainment, games, education and even just for fun. The applications will have a picture with stars under it. The stars indicate the ratings of the applications, so the more stars highlighted, the better the ratings and more people who use the application. After you have found an application that you like, click on the picture, this will take you directly to the apps main page. In order to start using the app, you will have to click on go to app and especially do not forget to click the like button. The like button is the tally of how many people use that app. .....
The second way to locate and keep track of your applications is this easy step
11. Up in the top left corner in your home page, you will see Account. Click on this and scroll down to Privacy Settings. At the bottom page in privacy settings, you will find where it says Apps and Web, click this. The Apps and Web menu will show you exactly what applications you currently have; also it will tell you the last time that you were using that application. Let us just say by some chance, that you are tired of using that app and you want to get rid of it. You can either go to Edit Your Settings under the Apps or Web menu, find that application and click on the X button, or you can delete it by clicking on the application and click remove app. .....
Did you ever want to track what your Facebook apps are doing
12. you can. Create a tracker for each of your favorite Facebook apps. The trackers will let you know when the traffic changes on your Facebook apps. You set the criteria too by percentage of change; these trackers will be in your home page. .....
In closing just remember that everyday Facebook is creating new applications
13. If by some chance there is something that you might want created, then send Facebook an email, you never know, they just might come out with your idea.Since you are pretty familiar now with the whole application process in Facebook, get out there, start looking for games to play, have fun and enjoy the competitive side of challenging your friends. .....
Timeline
14. Before you begin searching for friends, it s important to complete yourTimeline(aka your personal profile), which includes everything from uploading a profile picture andcover phototo outlining your employment history to determining yourrelationship status(OK, that s optional). It s called a timeline because you can include information, important milestones and memories spanning your entire life. Timeline is incredibly nuanced, and encourages you to include as much detail as possible, and many, many people do so, don t be shy!Check out these additional resources for building the best Timeline: .....
Friends
15. Once you ve filled out a healthy portion of your Timeline, start searching for and adding friends. Trust us, you won t be at a loss. Chances are, many of your co workers, family members, classmates and neighbors are already on the network. Search for them in the search box that appears on the top of the site.As you accumulate friends, Facebook will be able to suggest additional contacts as its algorithm generates connections among your growing network. You ll see a list of suggested friends on Facebook s homepage, in the People You May Know sidebar. .....
News Feed
16. Finding friends on Facebook is incredibly important, not simply to connect for connection s sake, but to stay up to date on their latest news, thoughts, activities, whereabouts and tastes. And the place to access that information is the News Feed.Once you ve logged into Facebook, the first thing youll see is the News Feed. There you ll view friends status updates, new photos, links to articles, etc. One of the most recent changes Facebook made to its News Feed is the order in which updates appear. Facebook s algorithm and your own activity determine what news is most important, and thus, whether it makes the top of your News Feed. Think of it like the front page of a newspaper, determined by an algorithm rather than an editor. Therefore, you won t necessarily see updates in the order they re posted, but in order of timeliness and importance. If you prefer to see things in chronological order, simply click the Sort option at the top of your feed and select Most Recent. .....
The Status Update
17. A status update is anything important to you at a particular moment in time that you deem shareable with Facebook friends. Through a status update, you can communicate your present activity or whereabouts (via a check in ), post a link to an interesting article or site, share photos and videos, and even create a poll.Create a status update either from the News Feed or from the top of your Timeline.However, I recommend first taking a look at many of your friends status updates before launching into your own. Each person has his or her own style and frequency, but many newbies aren t aware of typical Facebook etiquette when it comes to updates. In general, Facebook users resent spammy updates in other words, sharing every single activity on your schedule and thought in your brain ( I just boarded the 6:05 train ). Boring. These days, Facebook is a space for sharing valuable information and fostering conversation. Its not a platform for minutiae.Check out these additional resources on statuses and status etiquette: .....
Brands
18. Although a major part of Facebook, friends are not the only entities with whom you can interact. Mostmajor brandsand a growing number ofsmall businessesuse Facebook to engage with, share deals and seek feedback from consumers and fans. Companies like Coca Cola and Disney have tens of millions of fans interested in the latest company news and culture.Take stock of the brands you d like to follow, search for their timelines and like them on Facebook. You ll start seeing their updates appear in the News Feed right alongside those of your friends. Feel free to interact with brand updates.For more on how brands use Facebook, see these resources: .....
The Like Button
19. One of the most powerful tools on Facebook, the like button not only communicates your support of activities, brands, articles and products to fellow users, but also to Facebook and third parties. The like button lives on nearly every piece of Facebook content: status updates, photos, comments, brands timelines, apps and even ads.

However, you ve probably also seen Facebook like and share buttons on external sites: shopping, news publications, mobile and social apps, and ads. These sites are utilizing Facebooks social plugins. When you like something outside of Facebook.com, it appears on your timeline, where friends can comment on the activity.

When Facebook expanded this functionality outside of Facebook.com, it opened up a rich social layer that most social networks had never before imagined. On the other hand, keep in mind that Facebook keeps track of your like activity and uses it to improve the quality of ads on the site. If sharing that kind of data makes you nervous, you re not alone. Just be mindful that Facebook can share this behavioral data with third parties. For more information, see Facebook s full data use policy. .....
Tagging
20. Facebook tagging means you can mention and directly link to another Facebook user, whether in photos, status updates, check ins or comments. For instance, when you tag someone in a photo, that user will receive a notification, and the tagged photo will appear on his timeline that is, unless he hasdisabled the tagging feature.The tagging tool fosters conversation and creates additional connections among users. If I want my mother to see an article I posted on Facebook, Ill tag her in the update by typing her name Facebook autofills with friend suggestions for easier tagging (see above). Hey Anne Warber (a.k.a. mom), I thought youd like this article about pandas!Check in and photo tagging work a little differently. When you check in at a location, you can add Facebook friends who are with you by searching for their names, and thus, tagging them. Tag friends in photos by selecting the tag photo option at the bottom of the selected image.

Its important to remember that everyone has a different preference when it comes to tagging. Some people will instantly view content theyve been tagged in and subsequently remove it, for any number of reasons: They dont like how they look in a photo, they dont like people knowing where they are, etc. Be aware of their concerns for privacy and your own.Head to Privacy Settings > Timeline and Tagging to adjust your own settings, should you wish to review tags before theyre posted or control who can see your tags.Facebook recently introduced a hashtag system similar to Twitter. A hashtag can be added to any post a status update, a photo, a link, etc. Just know that any status, photos or other Facebook updates with a hashtag will be visible in searches. You can search for posts with specific hashtags by typing the hashtag in the search bar at the top of the page. .....
Privacy
21. Frankly, we could write an entire book on Facebook privacy. But in the interest of time, we ll mention the major types of privacy you need to be aware of as a Facebook user.

  • Inter user privacy: Friends with your boss on Facebook? Consider adding him or her to a list. Then you can choose what updates they can view. You may also choose to limit certain lists from viewing posts other people tag you in by visiting the basic privacy Settings.


  • Public profile: You can control the information non friends can see on your public profile. Almost every feature of your profile has an edit option, which allows you to select who can view that information (public, friends only, only you, etc.). Learn more here.

    Third party access: In order to use Facebook Open Graph apps like Spotify and Pinterest, those companies need to access certain information on your profile. They ll ask for permissions before you begin using the app. Be aware that each app has different privacy risks. If you don t want that information to be accessible through Facebook s APIs, learn how to turn off access. Similarly, you can also opt out of Facebook social ads the ads that appear to you based on brands your friends like.Facebook privacy can be complicated. See our additional privacy guides for more detailed information: .....
    Facebook Apps
    22. Built on the social networks Open Graph (a collection of your preferences, likes, interests and activity on Facebook and from around the web), Facebook apps allow you to personalize and enhance your participation on the social network. They can add anything from games (FarmVille) to photo albums to quizzes to music (Spotify). Most of Facebook s apps come from outside developers that use Facebook s API. Many represent strong partnerships and add additional social layers, like Washington Post Social Reader and Foursquare.

    Enabling each Facebook app means granting that app permission to access data on your profile and post on your behalf. This often means sharing on your Timeline how you interact with that app. For example, when you use the Spotify app, the company will share songs you listen to on your Timeline for your friends to see and interact with unless you choose to hide that activity. (Keep in mind many of these sharing options can be customized.)

    A word of caution: Well made apps can add a fun and engaging layer to your Facebook experience, but using too many of them or requesting others to join might annoy your friends (and in the worst cases, compromise their privacy). You should only use apps recommended by friends you trust, or provided by reputable companies. .....
    Subscribe
    23. When enabled, Facebook Subscribe reveals certain features and updates on your Timeline to the public. (Don t worry, you can control what information people see.)

    The feature is especially useful for celebrities and journalists and other public figures who wish to interact with fans or followers without granting them access to their private profiles. Its similar to Twitter s very public and transparent nature. If a person has enabled Subscribe, youll see the button on the top right of his or her Timeline.

    Many users opt out of Subscribe, choosing simply to interact with approved friends. But keep in mind that the tool may be useful for specific cases, such as making yourself a little more transparent when applying for a job (assuming everything is appropriate). You re automatically subscribed to all your friends, but try searching for celebs or personalities who have enabled the feature more are participating every day.

    For more tips of getting the most out of Subscribe, check out these resources: .....
    Facebook Mobile
    24. Facebook created a mobile app to supplement your desktop browsing. The app presents a scaled down News Feed and simplified Timeline, but still offers a surprising amount of features. You can chat, use Facebook apps, add photos, view activity by list and, of course, post status updates.

    The major distinguishing feature of Facebook mobile is the check in. While you still have the capability to check in via desktop, mobile users use Facebook s location feature far more frequently, for obvious reasons. Visiting your favorite restaurant or taking your kids to a theme park? Let everyone know your whereabouts, and even tag friends who are with you.

    This guide really just scratches the surface of Facebooks core features and culture. Theres a lot more to explore, but this primer should get any Facebook newbie up to speed. .....
    How are people using Facebook
    25. Since its inception, Facebook has become an integral component of peoples online social presence. For many, Facebook is the only online social network in which they participate, though the level of engagement varies across the user spectrum. From those that check the network periodically throughout the week to those who are almost compulsively active, the core driving force to participation is connection: connecting with colleagues, friends old and new, alumni networks, and for an increasing percentage of users, even professional connections.

    The network itself has transformed into one with highly customizable privacy and visibility settings. Users can dial down their visibility to the point where they are nearly invisible on the platform. They can choose which posts or updates are visible and to whom. Conversely, those users who have chosen a more all in approach can leave everything completely public, from the images theyre tagged in to their active stream on Spotify.Features go beyond the individual users page to brand pages, events, groups, and now a pseudo standalone messenger service.

    1. Groups are user created and have varying levels of privacy and security, much like individual profiles. Users can organize groups around any topic or event they like. From professionally relevant groups to those organized around special interests, such as nutrition, the variety is limited only by interest of the users. These groups have undoubtedly been a welcome and sticky addition to the platform over time.

    2. Events allow users to organize around a point in time. Security here is fairly customizable, allowing for public, private, and somewhere in between events. A key feature here is the baked in ability to export your Facebook events to other calendars, no doubt increasing usage and reliance on this feature that blends users personal and professional lives.

    3. Business pages have been an evolutionary product for Facebook. Over the years, they have taken several different shapes, though they are fairly stable today. Like other types of pages, the feature set is ever evolving as they add more to meet the needs of the marketers behind the brands efforts. Facebook has recently added more features in terms of analytics, reporting, security, and access, as well as increased the richness available to those wishing to dive into Facebook advertising.

    4. Facebook Messenger is a new way to combine email, instant messenger, and Facebook messages. As new stand alone group message services popped up throughout 2010 and 2011, Facebook clearly saw an opportunity and acquired one of the more popular group messaging apps known as Beluga. They have since re branded this app as Facebook Messenger. On iOS, Blackberry, and Android devices, this is a stand alone app, but it also integrates across the Facebook app and web experiences.

    As users increasingly rely on social platforms, these social networks will grow and respond as Facebook has. While theres still a great deal of opportunity in this space, Facebook offers users the most choice for the many facets of their lives while enabling flexibility for privacy and visibility. As users continue to adopt new behaviors and ultimately expectations, Facebook will need to continue to adapt to stay at the top of the social pile, so expect continued change and evolution. This change is necessary and beneficial, but can be frustrating from a marketing perspective. .....
    Facebook Overview
    26. But first, a thumbnail: Facebook is the Internets most widely used social network, with nearly 1 billion people using it to connect with old friends and meet new ones. Its stated mission is to make the world more open and connected by connecting people and facilitating communication between them.People use Facebook to create personal profiles, add other users as Facebook friends and share information with them in myriad ways. How Facebook works can be a bit mysterious to new users, but its all about communication, so learning the networks core communication tools is essential.After signing up and adding friends, people communicate with some or all of their Facebook friends by sending private, semi private or public messages. Messages can take the form of a status update (also called a post), a private Facebook message, a comment about a friends post or status, or a quick click of the like button to show support for a friends update or a companys Facebook page.Once they learn Facebook, most users share all kinds of content photos, videos, music, jokes, and more. They also join Facebook interest groups to communicate with like minded people whom they might not otherwise know. After growing familiar with how Facebook works, most people also use special Facebook applications that are available to plan events, play games and engage in other activities. .....
    New Facebook Account Set Up
    27. The first step in using Facebook is to sign up and get a new Facebook account. Go to www.facebook.com and fill out the Sign Up form on the right. You should give your real first and last name along with your email address and the rest of the form. Click the green sign up button at the bottom when youre done.Facebook will send a message to the email address you provided with a link asking you to confirm your email address.Youll need to do this if you want full access to Facebooks features. If youre signing up to create a business or product related page on Facebook, click the link below the sign up form that says create a page for a celebrity, band, or business .....
    How Facebook Timeline Profile Works
    28. After signing up for Facebook, skip the next part where it asks to import your email contacts to help build your friend list. You can do that later. First you should fill out your Facebook profile before you start connecting with many friends, so theyll have something to see when you send them a friend request.Facebook calls its profile area your Timeline because it arranges your life in chronological order and displays a running list of your activities on Facebook.At the top of the Timeline is a large horizontal banner image which Facebook calls your cover photo. Inset below it is an area reserved for a smaller, square profile picture of you. You can upload the image of your choice; until you do, a shadowy avatar will appear.Your Timeline page is also where you can upload basic biographical information about yourself education, work, hobbies, interests. Relationship status is a big deal on Facebook, too, though you dont have to publicize your relationship status if you dont feel like it. This Timeline/profile area is where other people will go to check you out on Facebook, its also where you can go to check out your friends because each of them has a Timeline/profile page.Our Facebook Timeline Tutorial explains much more about how to fill out your profile and use the Timeline interface to edit what people will see when they visit your Facebook profile. .....
    Find and Connect with Friends on Facebook
    29. After filling out your profile, you can start adding friends by sending them a friend request via an internal Facebook message or to their email address if you know it. If they click to accept your friend request, their name and a link to their profile/Timeline page will automatically appear on your list of Facebook friends. Facebook offers various ways to find friends, including a scan of your existing email contact list if you grant access to your email account.Searching for individuals by name is another option. Our Facebook search tutorial explains how Facebook search works, so you can look for people you know on Facebook. As soon as you have a few friends and have liked some companies, comments or products, then Facebooks automated friend recommendation tool will kick in and start showing you links to people you may know. If you recognize their face when their profile image appears on your Facebook page, you can just click the link to send them a friend request. .....
    Organize your Facebook Friends
    30. Once you have a lot of friend connections, its a good idea to organize your Facebook friends into lists, so you can send different types of messages to different groups. TheFacebook friends listfeature is a great way to manage your friends to accomplish that.You can also choose tohide Facebook friendswhose messages you dont really want to see; the hide feature allows you to maintain yourFacebook friendshipwith someone while keeping their messages from cluttering up your daily stream of Facebook updates.Its really useful for dealing with friends who publish minutia of their lives. .....
    News Feed Ticker Wall Profile Timeline
    31. What trips up people new to social networking tends to be the Facebook interface; it can be hard to understand when you first join because its not immediately apparent what determines the material you see on your home page or profile page or even how to find those pages. .....
    News Feed Appears on your Home Page
    32. When each user signs in, they are shown a home page containing a personalized stream of information that Facebook calls the news feed or stream; its full of information posted by their friends.The news feed appears in the middle column of the home page. You can always return to your personal home page by clicking the Facebook icon at upper left on every Facebook page.In the news feed are posts or status updates that a users friends have posted to the network, typically shown only to their Facebook friends. Each user sees a different news feed based on who their friends are and what those friends are posting. The feed can include more than just text messages; it can also contain photos and videos. But the main point is that this stream of updates on your home page is all about your friends and what theyre posting. .....
    Ticker Appears on the Right
    33. On the right sidebar of the home page is the Ticker, Facebooks name for a different stream of information about your friends. Instead of status updates or posts, the Ticker announces each activity your friends take in real time, such as when someone makes a new friend connection, likes a page or comments on a friends post. .....
    Timeline and Profile All about You
    34. In addition to a home page featuring news from friends, each user has a separate page that is all about themselves.For years Facebook called this the profile or wall area. But Facebook redesigned and renamed the profile/wall area and started calling it Timeline in 2011. You can reach your Timeline page by clicking your name at the upper right on every Facebook page. .....
    Facebook Communication System Status Updates
    35. Communication is the heartbeat of Facebook and takes place in various forms, including three major ones .....
    Status Updates
    36. Status update is what Facebook calls a message that you post via the publishing box that says Whats on your mind? The publishing box (shown in the image above) appears at the top of both your home page and Timeline page. People use status updates to communicate their activities, post links to news stories, share photos and videos, and comment on life in general. .....
    Internal Messages
    37. Messages are private notes you can send any friend youre connected with on Facebook; theyre viewable only by the person to whom theyre sent and do not go into the news feed or ticker for viewing by your network of friends. Rather, each message goes into the recipients Facebook inbox which functions like a private email address. (Each user is actually assigned a username@facebook.com email address for this private inbox.) By default, messages also get forwarded to the external email address the user has provided to Facebook .....
    Live Chat
    38. Chat is Facebooks name for its instant messaging system. You can engage in real time conversation with any of your Facebook friends who happen to be online and signed in at the same time as you are. The Facebook Chat box is on the lower right side of the interface and contains a small green dot next to Chat. Clicking it will open the chat box and show a green dot next to the name of friends who happen to be signed into Facebook at that time.Facebook Chat has a gear icon with settings you can change to determine who can see that youre online and when. .....
    Control Who Sees What
    39. Facebook lets each user control who can see their personal information and each bit of content they post to the network. There are global settings that every user should tweak for their personal privacy comfort level when they first start using Facebook.There are also individual controls through the audience selector button below the publishing box, for example that you can apply to change the viewing permission for posts on a case by case basis.You might want to let only your closest friends see some of your wilder or ridiculous activities, for example, while keeping those hidden from your work colleagues or dear old Mom.Our Facebook privacy settings tutorial explains how to set your general privacy options on the network, and how to set privacy on a case by case basis too. For the short version, this article explains three quick steps you can take to make your Facebook private. .....
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