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How to Update Your Facebook Status

The most common type of post that you see people make from the Facebook Share box is a basic text update that answers the question, “What’s on your mind?” People refer to this type of post as a [more…]

How to Sign Up for Facebook

Officially, all you need in order to join Facebook is a valid e-mail address. Valid means that you need to be able to easily access the messages in that account because Facebook e-mails you a registration [more…]

How to Use the Facebook Friend Finder

The Find Your Friends step is important to enjoying Facebook. Without friends, Facebook can feel a little bit like going to an amusement park alone. Sure, the rides were fun, and the food was greasy, but [more…]

How to Get Confirmed and Verified on Facebook

Facebook is a website for real identity and real people. To protect this fact, Facebook has systems in place to detect any fake accounts. Fake accounts may be jokes [more…]

What You Can Do on Facebook

Facebook is a means by which you can connect with people who matter to you. Your next question may be, “How?” Here’s an overview of what you can do on Facebook. [more…]

What You Can’t Do on Facebook

Facebook is meant to represent real people and real associations; it’s also meant to be safe. Many of the rules of participation on Facebook exist to uphold those two goals. [more…]

Navigating the Blue Bar at the Top of Facebook

Most people can tell at a glance when someone is browsing Facebook by the big blue bar across the top of the page. The blue bar is home to many of the important navigational links on Facebook. And anytime [more…]

How to Navigate the Left Side of Facebook’s Home Page

The left side of any screen on Facebook is taken up by what Facebook calls the sidebar. The sidebar is the menu on the left side of the page that provides links to frequently used areas of the site, as [more…]

How to Navigate the Bottom Links on Facebook

In blue type at the very bottom of every Facebook page, you see a set of links collectively called the footer. The footer is the catch-all for important information about Facebook the social network, Facebook [more…]

How to Navigate Facebook’s News Feed

When navigating Facebook, the blue bar and the sidebar are very important. At the same time, they pale in comparison to the News Feed. They mainly serve as a bit of a background to the News Feed. This [more…]

10 Ways Facebook Uniquely Impacts Lives

Sometimes people are dismissive of Facebook, saying, “I keep up with friends by calling them and visiting them. I don’t need a website to do that for me.” And you don’t [more…]

How Facebook Is Different from Other Social Sites

Lots of social sites besides Facebook try to help people connect. Some popular sites are Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and many others. Here is the biggest reason Facebook is different [more…]

10 Tips for Parents of Teens on Facebook

It’s hard to put the word teenager together with the phrase social networking or Facebook and not get just the teensiest bit anxious. A lot of horror stories circle around out there. Any parent is likely [more…]

10 Facebook FAQs

Facebook is a complex tool with a ton of social nuances, many of which have yet to be standardized. There are a lot of different features, and Facebook changes a lot. To keep up with Facebook, like the [more…]

10 Great Facebook Games, Apps, and Websites

Apps use Facebook information to provide some sort of service to you. That might be the capability to battle your friends in a game of chess or poker or it might be the capability to vote up content on [more…]

Are You Too Old for Facebook?

No. Most emphatically, no. This is a common misconception, mainly because Facebook was originally exclusive to college students. Facebook’s origins, even its name, are rooted in college campuses, but its [more…]

How to Use Facebook’s Graph Search

Search has become an integral part of using the Internet. Facebook’s search is also important, though it works a bit differently from the way a search engine like Google or Bing does. Instead of just looking [more…]

How to Add a Profile Picture That's Already on Facebook

Facebook is the number-one photo-sharing site on the web, which means there’s a good chance someone has already added a photo of you to Facebook that you might like to use as a profile picture. [more…]

How to Take a Facebook Photo with Your Webcam

If you have a camera built into your computer or an external webcam, you can easily take a photo to be your Facebook profile picture by following these simple steps: [more…]

How to Add Links to a Facebook Post

Frequently, people use their Facebook status updates to bring attention to something else on the Internet. It may be an article they found interesting, or an event, a photo album, or anything else they [more…]

How to Add a Life Event to Facebook

What’s nice about Facebook is the way it lets you connect with friends over the small stuff. Facebook is also awesome for life events or letting you connect over the big stuff. Babies being born, houses [more…]

How to Add to Your Timeline Interest Sections on Facebook

Interest sections are a part of the Facebook Timeline that can be a really fun way to let your friends know the music, movies, television shows, books, and other things that really define you. Most of [more…]

How to Customize Your Facebook Timeline

Your Facebook Profile, or Timeline, is the online representation of who you are. Most likely, you have online profiles for various websites. Facebook Timelines tend to be a little more comprehensive and [more…]

How to Edit Your Facebook Timeline Sections

You can decide which compilation boxes appear on your Facebook Timeline as well as the order they appear as you scroll down. To edit which sections appear and how they show up, hover your mouse over any [more…]

What is the Facebook Timeline?

Your Facebook Timeline is what your friends look at to get a sense of your life, and it’s also where they leave public messages for you. In this way, your friends’ posts become part of your history [more…]

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