“Facebook 101″ Guide…08.23.08

24 08 2008

The “What I Learned Today” blog’s post today [http://www.web2learning.net/facebook-101] is something I need to study since I don’t do Facebook yet.  I hope he doesn’t mind me copying it here for my future reference when I get around to taking the plunge.

Step by Step Guide to Getting Started with Facebook

  • Go to www.facebook.com
  • Enter your information and click ‘Sign Up’
  • Click the link in your email (confirming your membership)
  • Finish setting up your account
  • First search your address book to see which of your friends are already on Facebook.
  • Next choose friends that match those in your address book to connect to on Facebook
  • You can also find friends by entering your education and current employer
  • Based on the information you enter, Facebook will make friend suggestions for you
  • Next you will be brought to your new Facebook homepage
  • By using the search box on the left you can find people you may know as well as groups and pages of interest
  • From the search results you can send a message to your friend or click ‘Add as Friend’
  • Clicking ‘Add as Friend’ will notify the person that you want to be friends
  • Next, you’ll want to update your profile
  • Click ‘edit’ to the right of ‘Profile’ on the top of the screen
  • By clicking from tab to tab across the top you can enter as much or as little information about yourself as you’d like
  • By entering multiple email addresses, it will make it easier for people to find you
  • Relationship information will appear on your main profile page
  • Personal information will just give people a feel for who you are
  • By entering your education, fellow alumni will be able to find you
  • Work information can be used by potential employers and by colleagues who are looking to find you on Facebook
  • While it’s not required to enter a picture, adding one  to your profile helps people identify you (especially if your name has changed)
  • Once your account is set up, you can keep up with updates from your friends, groups, applications and pages by looking to the right of your homepage
  • You can also find updates by clicking on Inbox on the top of the screen.
  • At the bottom right of your screen you’ll see the Facebook Chat
  • By clicking on ‘Online Friends’ you’ll see your friends who are on Facebook right now.  Double clicking on your friend’s name will open a chat window.
  • Type your message and hit enter to send it to your friend instantly.
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