How to Use Facebook

By Techwalla Contributor

Facebook is a social networking website that is gaining more popularity each day. It enables users to download applications that make life easier and more fun. It also helps people connect with long-lost family members, friends and coworkers. The best thing about Facebook is that it's free.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Facebook

Step 1

Log on to www.facebook.com and set up an account. If you already have an account, click on "login" after you enter your email address and password. If not, click "sign up for facebook."

Step 2

Login to Facebook using your username (email address) and password. Begin to look for people you know and send them "friend requests". This can be family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, groups, or business associates.

Step 3

Look for "Status Updates" for your online friends and feel free to update your own status at any time. If you are using this for business, keep the status business-like and leave the personal details or questionable humor out of it.

Step 4

Search for and download applications as necessary. There are quite a number to choose from. You can also type products or items in the search box and become fans of them. This includes services, TV shows, movies, hobbies, shopping, websites, foods, restaurants and more.

Step 5

Add your links to Facebook from your business, school, website or service and product samples. You will want to use this to direct others to what you have to offer on other websites.

Step 6

Upload videos and images of your choice. You can also tie a blog to this website to further inform others of what you are up to in the business world, school or social circles.

Step 7

Use the search box to join groups that will further benefit your career, hobby, social network or group.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not connect with people you do not know or feel uncomfortable with.
  • Kids, always ask your parents for permission before creating an account.
  • Utilize the privacy features to keep your information private to people who are not listed as "friends."