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A Beginner̢۪s Guide to Facebook

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#1 Introduction:
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Facebook is the world's most popular social networking website. It makes it easy for you to connect and share with your family and friends by posting status updates and sharing photos, videos and links.

There are currently over 900 million people joined with Facebook. Over one billion people like and comment an average of 3.2 billion times every day.

Letâs get started to join the Facebook community!!

#2 How to reach Facebook :

  • First you should open any one web browser ( Internet explorer , Google Chrome , Mozila Firefox etc )
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  • Click window start button
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  • Choose Internet explorer
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  • Using your browser, navigate to www.facebook.com.
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  • The Facebook home page looks like this:
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#3 Creating a Facebook Account:

Before you can use Facebook, you must create an account. Creating a Facebook account is free.

  • Under the words Sign Up, enter your personal information and desired password.
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    • Fill out all the fields on the form
    • Click Sign Up
    • Step 1: You will be able to find your Facebook Friends. To find Friends, enter your email address and click Find Friends. You can also skip this step.
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    • Step 2:
      • If you want, you can add information about your high school, college, employer, city and hometown. Click Save & Continue
      • If you donât want, you can also skip this step.
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    • Step 3:
      • Add a picture of yourself to your Profile. Click Upload a Photo to select a file from your computer, or Take a Photo to take a new photo with your webcam. If you're not ready to add a profile photo, click Skip.
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    • The Welcome to Facebook page will appear.

#4 Facebookâs Interface:
    • Facebook Home Page:
The Home page displays all of your friendsâ recent posts and activities. Whenever your friends update their status, it appears in the News Feed of your Home page.
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#5 Friend Requests: Any request or invitation that you receive from friends. Clicking on an invitation gives you the option to Accept or Ignore.

#6 Messages: When someone sends you a private message

#7 Notifications: When a Friend interacts with you on Facebook, like commenting on your status, tagging you in a picture, or inviting you to an event

#8 Search bar: You can use the Search bar to search for Friends, Fan Pages, Apps, and more.
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#9 News Feeds:
  • The News Feed is a stream of updates from your friends and the fan pages that you have followed

#10 Bottom set of menu options (Like, Comment, Share):

    "Like" is a way to appreciate a post.
    "Comment" is a way to reply or acknowledge peopleâs post.
    "Share" is a way to âredistributeâ peopleâs post within your network, while still crediting the original user who posted.
              At this point, you are already equipped with the basic usage of Facebook. To learn more, please continue readingâ¦

              #11 To Start a Facebook Chat:
                • From the Facebook Home page, locate the Chat box at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
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                • The Online Friends window will appear with a list of Friends who are currently online and available for Facebook Chat.
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                • Check your Friend's Chat status.
                  • A green circle indicates that a Friend is active and available to chat.
                  • A grey circle indicates that a Friend is idle and may not respond to a chat.
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                • A Chat window will appear. Type a message and then press Enter. Your conversation will be recorded and appear in the Chat window. \

                #12 Facebook Profile Page (Timeline)

                Profile page is where you'll share information about yourself. Whenever you post an update, it appears right at your Timeline. Your friends can also share posts on your Timeline.

                There are many things that you can share with your Facebook friends: personal updates, photos, links, and more. The things you share will appear on your Timeline and on your Friends' News Feeds.
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                #13 Add Profile Picture:

                Your Profile picture represents you across Facebook.
                You can change your Profile picture by placing your cursor over the photo and then click on âAdd Profile Pictureâ.
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                #14 Add Cover Photo:

                Your Cover Photo is a large picture that is visible only on your Profile page. Unlike your Profile picture, your Cover Photo doesn't have to be a picture of yourself. Instead, you might choose something that expresses your personality or interests.

                If you'd like to change your Cover Photo, place your cursor over the bottom-right corner of the current Cover Photo and then click Change Cover.
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                #15 To Post a Status Update:
                  • Click âStatusâ button
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                  • Click âPostâ to publish

                #16 Uploading Pictures to your Facebook page:

                  • Click âPhotoâ button
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                  • Navigate to the folder containing the photos you want to upload
                  • Click the photo one time (hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple photos)
                  • Click Open
                  • Fill out the little form that appears asking you if you want to create a new album (group) for the photos or add to an existing album, change who gets to see the photo, etc.
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                #17 Conclusion:

                Congratulations! You have now learnt how to create a Facebook account and familiarize yourself with the interface. Add more friends to your Facebook account to expand your network. Facebook is a great tool to keep in contact with friends and families, especially distant or long-lost ones.




































                #1 Introduction:

                A Beginnerâ

                Facebook is the world's most popular social networking website. It makes it easy for you to connect and share with your family and friends by posting status updates and sharing photos, videos and links.

                There are currently over 900 million people joined with Facebook. Over one billion people like and comment an average of 3.2 billion times every day.

                Letâs get started to join the Facebook community!!

                #2 How to reach Facebook :




                • First you should open any one web browser ( Internet explorer , Google Chrome , Mozila Firefox etc )


                A Beginnerâ

                • Click window start button


                A Beginnerâ

                • Choose Internet explorer


                A Beginnerâ

                • Using your browser, navigate to www.facebook.com.


                A Beginnerâ

                • The Facebook home page looks like this:


                A Beginnerâ




                #3 Creating a Facebook Account:

                Before you can use Facebook, you must create an account. Creating a Facebook account is free.

                • Under the words Sign Up, enter your personal information and desired password.


                A Beginnerâ

                  • Fill out all the fields on the form
                  • Click Sign Up
                  • Step 1: You will be able to find your Facebook Friends. To find Friends, enter your email address and click Find Friends. You can also skip this step.


                A Beginnerâ

                  • Step 2:
                    • If you want, you can add information about your high school, college, employer, city and hometown. Click Save & Continue
                    • If you donât want, you can also skip this step.


                A Beginnerâ

                  • Step 3:
                    • Add a picture of yourself to your Profile. Click Upload a Photo to select a file from your computer, or Take a Photo to take a new photo with your webcam. If you're not ready to add a profile photo, click Skip.


                A Beginnerâ

                  • The Welcome to Facebook page will appear.





                #4 Facebookâs Interface:
                  • Facebook Home Page:
                The Home page displays all of your friendsâ recent posts and activities. Whenever your friends update their status, it appears in the News Feed of your Home page.

                A Beginnerâ

                A Beginnerâ

                #5 Friend Requests: Any request or invitation that you receive from friends. Clicking on an invitation gives you the option to Accept or Ignore.
                #6 Messages: When someone sends you a private message
                #7 Notifications: When a Friend interacts with you on Facebook, like commenting on your status, tagging you in a picture, or inviting you to an event
                #8 Search bar: You can use the Search bar to search for Friends, Fan Pages, Apps, and more.

                A Beginnerâ




                #9 News Feeds:
                • The News Feed is a stream of updates from your friends and the fan pages that you have followed


                #10 Bottom set of menu options (Like, Comment, Share):
                  "Like" is a way to appreciate a post.
                  "Comment" is a way to reply or acknowledge peopleâs post.
                  "Share" is a way to âredistributeâ peopleâs post within your network, while still crediting the original user who posted.
                            At this point, you are already equipped with the basic usage of Facebook. To learn more, please continue readingâ¦

                            #11 To Start a Facebook Chat:
                              • From the Facebook Home page, locate the Chat box at the bottom-right corner of the screen.


                              A Beginnerâ

                              • The Online Friends window will appear with a list of Friends who are currently online and available for Facebook Chat.


                              A Beginnerâ

                              • Check your Friend's Chat status.
                                • A green circle indicates that a Friend is active and available to chat.
                                • A grey circle indicates that a Friend is idle and may not respond to a chat.


                              A Beginnerâ

                              • A Chat window will appear. Type a message and then press Enter. Your conversation will be recorded and appear in the Chat window. \


                              #12 Facebook Profile Page (Timeline)

                              Profile page is where you'll share information about yourself. Whenever you post an update, it appears right at your Timeline. Your friends can also share posts on your Timeline.

                              There are many things that you can share with your Facebook friends: personal updates, photos, links, and more. The things you share will appear on your Timeline and on your Friends' News Feeds.

                              A Beginnerâ




                              #13 Add Profile Picture:

                              Your Profile picture represents you across Facebook.

                              You can change your Profile picture by placing your cursor over the photo and then click on âAdd Profile Pictureâ.

                              A Beginnerâ




                              #14 Add Cover Photo:

                              Your Cover Photo is a large picture that is visible only on your Profile page. Unlike your Profile picture, your Cover Photo doesn't have to be a picture of yourself. Instead, you might choose something that expresses your personality or interests.

                              If you'd like to change your Cover Photo, place your cursor over the bottom-right corner of the current Cover Photo and then click Change Cover.

                              A Beginnerâ




                              #15 To Post a Status Update:

                                • Click âStatusâ button


                              A Beginnerâ

                                • Click âPostâ to publish





                              #16 Uploading Pictures to your Facebook page:

                                • Click âPhotoâ button


                              A Beginnerâ

                                • Navigate to the folder containing the photos you want to upload
                                • Click the photo one time (hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple photos)
                                • Click Open
                                • Fill out the little form that appears asking you if you want to create a new album (group) for the photos or add to an existing album, change who gets to see the photo, etc.


                              A Beginnerâ




                              #17 Conclusion:

                              Congratulations! You have now learnt how to create a Facebook account and familiarize yourself with the interface. Add more friends to your Facebook account to expand your network. Facebook is a great tool to keep in contact with friends and families, especially distant or long-lost ones.

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