SET UP FACEBOOK. Facebook is the Internet’s most widely used social network with nearly one billion people using it to connect with old friends and meeting new ones. Its mission is to make the world more open and connected by connecting people and enhancing communication between them. People use Facebook to create personal profiles and add other users as Facebook friends.
After signing up and adding friends, people communicate by sending private, semi-private, or public messages to others. Messages can take the form of a “status update”, also known as a post, a private Facebook message, a comment about a friend’s post, or a quick click of the like button to show support for a friend’s update or a company’s Facebook page.
SETTING UP A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
Firstly, to set up an account, the first one has to go to www.facebook.com and fill up the “sign up” form on the right.
In filling out the form, it is best to give one’s real first and last names. After filling the form, you click on the green sign up button at the bottom.
Also, Facebook sends a message to the email address you provided with a link asking you to confirm your email address. One has to this to gain full access to Facebook’s features. For a Facebook business or product-related page, you click the link below the signup form that says “create a page for a celebrity, band or business” and fill it out.
FACEBOOK TIMELINE AND PROFILE
It is quite important you fill out your Facebook profile. The timeline is where you can upload basic biological information about yourself. Things like education, interests, work, hobbies, and others are listed here. You can also publicize your relationship status or not. Timeline is where other people get to check on you and you do likewise.
CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK
You can start adding friends after filling out your profile. To send a friend request, you click on “Add friend”. Facebook offers various ways to find friends including a scan of your existing email contact list if access to your email account was granted. You can also search for friends by their names.
As soon as you have a few friends and have liked or commented on some pages or posts, the Facebook automated find recommendation tool kicks in and starts showing you links to people you may know.
FACEBOOK NEWS FEED
A homepage containing a personalized stream of information called the news feed is displayed when a user signs in. This page is full of information posted by friends. It appears in the middle column of the homepage. Posts and status updates are found on the news feed. Each user sees a different news feed based on who their friends are and what these friends are posting. Generally, the feed contains posts, status, videos, text messages, and more.