Beginner's Guide to Facebook

There are many facets to Facebook which are fun, social and actually somewhat addictive. It is a very entertaining way to keep in contact with friends and family, and with this simple guide, we will show you how. The creators of Facebook have spawned a language of their own. In order for you to understand most of this guide, you will first need to understand the online lingo.

There are many facets to Facebook which are fun, social and actually somewhat addictive. It is a very entertaining way to keep in contact with friends and family, and with this simple guide, YourLifeChoices will show you how.

The creators of Facebook have spawned a language of their own. In order for you to understand most of this guide, you will first need to understand the online lingo.

Profile – Your profile is your homepage. It is made up of all your information, your profile picture, and of course your timeline. It is basically a mini webpage which you control.
Timeline
 – The timeline is the area on your profile page where your status updates are posted and friends' messages appear. Depending on your security settings, anything you post on your status or a friend's timeline can be seen by your entire network of friends. 
Status Update – A personal message from you, posted on your own profile.
Comment – When a friend posts a status or posts on your timeline, you can simply comment directly on their action by clicking a button and typing your text in the drop down box below.
Like – When someone comments, or posts on your timeline, or uploads a funny picture, Facebook gives you the option of ‘liking’ their action with the simple press of a button.
Post – A public message which you post on your friends' timeline to start a conversation. 
News Feed – ‘Pictures’, ‘Status Updates’, ‘Posts’ and ‘Videos’ which are posted by you or your friends appear in the News Feed, to ensure that you are kept informed of the current goings on of all your Facebook friends. 
Message Inbox – You also have an inbox, a somewhat reduced version of an email inbox whereby you can communicate with your Facebook friends away from the prying eyes of the larger Facebook community.
Private Message – You create private messages in your Message inbox. These can be between two people, or you can create ‘threads’ of many people having private discussions. 
Tagging – When uploading pictures on the site, a huge part of Facebook is ‘tagging’ yourself in the picture, so the picture is then connected to your profile. 
Poke – Somewhat of a silly part of Facebook, you can ‘poke’ a friend, which sends them an online greeting. Has been the subject of online derision, and creator Mark Zuckerberg has slowly tried to phase out the action.

Click 'Next' for a step-by-step walk through of signing up to Facebook

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    18th Jul 2013
    5:01pm
    Quickly looked at all your facebook guides, info, etc and must say that Your Life Choices have excelled. I haven't got into facebook as I don't trust where all this information actually goes (this has been confirmed by the recent whistleblower accounts of the American NSA's illegal and criminal subterfuge and acquisition of everyones information).

    I have saved the articles for 'proper' reading when I have time.

    Great newsletter, thank you very much.
    Nightshade
    8th May 2014
    3:50pm
    I have so many places to go & read & comment all around this big bad world.
    I could actually do with staff -
    I don't have time for facebook
    shele
    3rd Dec 2013
    6:31pm
    I have no worries with facebook having been using it for a year now. It is great quick way in having contact with friends - not my friends - but I am catching up with my three adult childrens' old childhood friends (Primary/High School). I am getting great news about their parenting, what kids they have and their childrens' individual achievements. Also with my church. And a few laughs also. I go into it about 3 to 4 times a week.I also get travel feedback from couple Travel Companies. I have had no trouble with it at all...And we don't put too much info on it and it can be private......if desired..
    Franky
    25th Jul 2014
    2:52pm
    Be careful what you put on facebook. Once you are on it is out there! You can't cancel your FB page again, at least I have not heard of anyone succeeding to do so. I nowadays use FB sparingly, sticking rather to emails or sms.
    hely
    7th Apr 2015
    12:41pm
    this was helpfull but i have one question still unanswered.
    Can anyone tell me how i can turn off the notifications? my email account gets full of them and often the same notification of a friend posting a new photo is repeated several times.
    Nan Norma
    20th Apr 2015
    3:52pm
    I recieved your alert three times
    BB1
    4th Jun 2015
    12:09pm
    Thanks Ryan for all the instructions. Have copied and pasted into a Word Document for reading later on when I have time.
    BB1
    4th Jun 2015
    12:10pm
    Thanks Ryan for all the instructions. Have copied and pasted into a Word Document for reading later on when I have time.


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