How Does Facebook Work?
Facebook is designed for various purposes, including social networking, communications and gaming. This combination of functions makes Facebook popular with people of all ages. The target audience has shifted from college students to teenagers, middle aged and even elderly. The Facebook website concept was originally “FaceMash”. It started in 2003 and then evolved into “TheFacebook” which made a great success in a short period of time. It shortened the name to simply Facebook.com.
The Importance of Social Networking
The concept of Facebook was originally very simple. It was designed to allow people (mostly students) to see pictures of other people to get to know each other. This concept transformed into the Facebook website and social networking was integrated into the website. Currently, it has more than 350 million active users worldwide making it the largest social networking portal on the Internet.
How to Use Facebook
Clicking on www.Facebook.com takes the user to the Facebook website. A new user needs to create an account. The home page displays the preliminary process. Entering the First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and Confirming the Email Address and the Password is necessary. Selecting the Sex and Birthday from the drop down menus is the final step. Clicking the sign up button confirms the information and asks for a security check to ensure that the user is a real person.
Facebook sends a confirmation link to the email address that was given. Clicking the confirmation link in the email completes the sign up process. From this point, a new Facebook user can fill out their profile information which includes their interests, place of residence, hometown, etc. Privacy settings may (and should) be used to make the account private. This feature is very important.
Finding people who have Facebook profiles is very simple. You can find a person by entering the name into the search bar at the top of the page. Anyone who is a member and has that name will be listed. Narrowing the search is possible through a variety of different search options.
Facebook can be both entertaining and useful. Facebook is more than just a networking site. Numerous companies have found the way to use Facebook to promote their services and reach more potential clients.
Social Gaming - Facebook offers a variety of games that users can access. Many of these games are designed to offer a sharing experience/aspect to the game play. Fortunately, most software developers create games in Adobe Flash format, which makes it easier for different web browsers to load Facebook games.
Groups - Groups are much like networks that are designed to keep people with similar interests together. It is easy to create a group and it can be created based on any subject.
Photo and Video Sharing - Facebook allows users to upload photos and videos from a variety of sources. Shared photos and videos can also be tagged to other users. Tagging allows users to share photos and videos with anyone else who is interested in the content.
Note Creation - Note creation allows Facebook users to share more in their messages, as normal status updates have a limit of 420 characters per text. This allows texts that exceed thos limit to be posted while being more accessible under the Facebook notes application available at www.facebook.com/notes.php.
Facebook works by connecting people and allowing them to communicate easily. It is a huge social network that makes it possible for people to share stories, chat with each other and store images. With a great collection of applications, Facebook has become one of the top sites on the Internet.
How Facebook Works
Facebook is similar to other social networks. You are looking for information on other people and they are looking for information on you.
To begin with, Facebook works by connecting people who have similar interests. For example, two people like a certain book. Because of their common interest, they can become friends–and they can share stories on each other’s wall or page.
Facebook provides means of communication between people. It has both messaging and chat features and communication has become much easier than it used to be. Email massages are almost replaced by Facebook messages.
You can use Facebook to store images. Once you create a Facebook account, you can upload pictures and categorize them into different photo albums. Then, anyone who has added you as a friend can view these images. This makes sharing images much easier. With picture tagging software, you can label each person in a picture and have it link to their profiles.
Facebook allows you to get more information on a person. By accepting people as friends and allowing them to view your profile, you accept them into your circle. This can be fun, but it is very important to think about your own safety. Most people feel safe and comfortable when communicating with other people via Internet. However, this virtual environment is not threat-free. Never give your personal information (phone number, address, etc.) to people you don’t really know.