Create a Facebook Account

Edited by Pia Marie Villamante, Eng, Lynn, Alma

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Want to join the social networking media? One of the best social networking sites is Facebook. It is one of the leading online social networking sites today. It was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow schoolmates Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, Eduardo Saverin and Andrew McCollum. Mark Zuckerberg is an American programmer and entrepreneur who studied at Harvard University. He is the CEO and chairman of Facebook. Facebook offers a lot of things, like playing games, messaging other people, sharing photographs, groups, mood faces, adding different people from all over the world and even video chatting. In this HowTo, the applications, steps for using, and different features of Facebook will be discussed.

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Facebook Structure

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    News feed
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    This is the first thing you will see once you've logged in. This is also where you will see different posts, updates, statuses, and some comments.
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    Wall
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    This is the primary profile space of a Facebook user. You can see your name, address, birthday, etc.
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    Timeline
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    This is a more categorized view of your pictures, videos and posts.
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  4. 4
    Friend
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    You may accept and add friends on Facebook. You may also remove or block a person or even report him.
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    Inbox and messages
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    Facebook allows or permits users to message or contact other users.
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    Notifications
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    A notification updates a user when something has been added on his profile or page.
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    Like
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    This is a way of showing positive response or feedback on something that has been posted, like a status, picture etc.
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    Groups
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    These are made by individual users who can select the members they choose. They cannot be viewed by other users except the members.
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Facebook Applications

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    Photos
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    This is the most loved application on Facebook. You can upload and share different pictures of you and your friends or family, or whatever else you choose.
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    Videos
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    Same as with photos, Facebook users can share and upload different videos.
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    Events
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    This application lets users know the latest events within their area and to form a special gathering.
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    Marketplace
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    If you are into business, this is the best application for you. This permits users to post different ads.
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    Places
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    This helps users know where other users are.
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Steps

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    The first thing to do is go to the official Facebook homepage, which is www.facebook.com, and sign up
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    Fill in your first name, last name, email address, password, gender, and birthday
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    Then click sign up.
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    After that, type in the words or captcha for security reasons
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    On this page, you can search for your friends who are also registered
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    On this page, you can type in your information or just click on "Skip"
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    Check your email, as you will be receiving a confirmation about your password and email address for Facebook
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    Upload your profile picture so that your friends will recognize you
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    Fill up and complete the profile information
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    Now you're good to go!
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Facebook Features

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    Facebook Live
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    This is a streaming video channel that plans to keep users updated on what's happening on Facebook.
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    Poke
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    This is proposed as a poke or push sign to get the interest or to be noticed by another user.
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    Credits
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    Credits are used by players to buy specific items for their played games. These are like computer-generated currencies.
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    Ticker
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    This goes to your notifications. You can instantly view your friends' posts, comments or status updates once they have posted them.
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    Subscribe
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    This feature permits other users to follow public updates, especially celebrities.
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    Hashtags
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    These helps users to find the topics being conversed about on the internet easily.
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    Verified accounts
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    Verified accounts will get more importance in the Subscription Suggestions of Facebook.
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    Mood faces
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    These are the best feature of Facebook, as they help you to express yourself freely. Facebook has many different kinds of emoticons you can use. Here are some examples:
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smile
:D grin
;) wink
^_^ happy eyes
>:o laughing eyes
:3 cat smile
>:( grumpy
:( sad
:'( crying
:o shocked
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glasses

cool
:p

tongue out
O.o

woot
-_-

eyes closed
3:)

devil
O:)

angel
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kiss
<3

heart
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pac man
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robot
:putnam:

face
(^^^)

shark
<(")

penguin
:42:

number 42
(y)

thumbs up

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Categories : Social Network

Recent edits by: Lynn, Eng, Pia Marie Villamante

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