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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…]

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 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…]

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…]

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…]

How to Share Content on Facebook

You’ve probably noticed the word share being used a lot on Facebook. In addition to the Share box at the top of your News Feed and Timeline, Facebook has a specific Share feature, designed to make it easy [more…]

Navigating the Facebook Mobile Home Page

On your mobile phone, open your browser application and navigate to m.facebook.com — a site Facebook designed specifically to work on a teeny-tiny screen. The first time you arrive at [more…]

How to Use Apps on Facebook

Because there are so many different apps answering so many different needs, Facebook apps included, it’s difficult to tell you what to do next. However, there are some common prompts and onscreen actions [more…]

How to Check in to Facebook Places

These days, most mobile devices have some functionality built in. This means you, via your phone, can easily locate yourself on a map. Facebook Places is a way for you to connect to your friends who are [more…]

How to Log in to Websites with Facebook

The first way to improve your web experience is use Facebook to eliminate the need to create and register a brand new account for every single website. The web forms that ask for your name, your e-mail [more…]

How to Use Facebook’s Social Plugins

Social Plugin refers to websites that use Facebook information within their own websites. These plug-ins may or may not be similar to the applications you use within Facebook; however, you don’t need to [more…]

How to Manage Your Facebook Apps

Depending on how you wind up using Facebook apps and how you feel about the ones you’ve added, a time may come when you want to change some things. To do so, go to your App Settings page by following these [more…]

How to Use Facebook’s App Center

Most of the time when you start using an app, it will be in this context: You’ll go to sign up for a new website and realize you can log in with Facebook. Or a friend will invite you to play a game with [more…]

How to Upload Your Facebook Profile Picture

Uploading a Facebook Profile picture helps set you apart from other people with similar names. When you first sign up for Facebook, you have an opportunity to upload a picture to represent you. Make sure [more…]

How to Navigate the Right Side of Facebook's Home Page

The Facebook Home page is divided into three parts. On the right side of your Facebook Home page, next to the News Feed, you find a somewhat random smorgasbord of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s coming [more…]

5 Tips for Customizing Your Facebook Business Page

A Facebook business page is a central place for a business to connect with its customers and share its stories. Business pages also enable you to offer information with special access to followers and [more…]

Defining Facebook Words and Phrases

When you're new to Facebook, you may see unfamiliar terminology thrown around and wonder what it all means. Here are explanations of many commonly used Facebook words and phrases: [more…]

5 Ways to Customize Your Facebook Browsing

When you join Facebook, you can customize how you browse Facebook to help you keep your contacts, updates, and interactions organized. An efficient organization saves times by giving you more control of [more…]

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