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What? Facebook and AmeriCorps Alums?!

August 14, 2009

Hip, hip hooray! You asked for it and we got it! A way for you to use www.americorpsalums.org in conjunction with Facebook.  Without having to go back and forth!

americorpsalums.org now uses Facebook Connect technology, allowing you to sign-in to our online community using your Facebook credentials (username/password). Once signed in, you have the option to post updates to your  Facebook wall when you…

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  • Post or comment on community blogs
  • Post or comment on group blogs
  • Post or comment on personal blogs
  • Upload photos to a group gallery
  • Upload photos to their personal galleries
  • Promote an event they see on your website
  • Promote a donation fund they see on your website
  • Update their personal profiles
  • Post personal files or links
  • Post job openings within your career center
  • Update their resumés/CVs within their personal profiles
  • Comment on news they have read on your website
  • Post to a community forum
  • Post to a group forum

Nice, huh?  You can also invite Friends! See the link in the light blue box on the right hand side of your profile info.

FAQs
How would you sign-in to http://www.americorpsalums.org using your Facebook username/password?

It’s simple. Here is an example (jpg screenshot) of what your login process would look like. You click on the Facebook Connect icon in blue instead of using your standard and a small pop-up appears to allow you to login using Facebook credentials.

How do you post content on http://www.americorpsalums.org that would appear on your Facebook wall?
Here is an example (jpg screenshot) of a member posting a photo within a group on your website. You would be presented with the option of posting a link to the photo on the wall of his or her Facebook profile. Once posted, here is an example (jpg screenshot) of how the link to the photo will appear on the your wall and thus your friends’ Facebook homepage feeds.

Is my content still secure within http://www.americorpsalums.org if I am using SocialConnect?
Yes, though your Facebook wall may feature links to content on http://www.americorpsalums.org, access to private content is controlled by security settings. To access private content, individuals must be registered and approved members. Therefore, the posting of this content by your members may help entice people to join your community but will not expose secure content.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2009 10:23 pm

    This is fantastic! We’ve posted a link to this on the Atlanta Chapter’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17988017275). I hope in time we’ll see more traffic flowing from Facebook to the ACAlums website!

  2. August 31, 2009 8:07 pm

    I like that you can log into americorpsalums.org from facebook. It makes it so much easier to take care of so many things especially being a Chapter Leader. I think this is great. However, I hope this will inspire more Alumni to get involved ,make comments, and come to the website more.

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