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									Hemali Patel                 How to set up the Facebook account



          Facebook is a social networking website owned and operated by Facebook Inc. It is free to

join and by having Facebook account you can keep contact with your friends, make new friends,

find life partners, etc. Users can join the network organized by school, college, work and certain

region to interact with people. Users can also upload picture albums, send messages, write graffiti

for friend, make friends circles, join groups, share some events and invite friends, etc. Facebook

was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, student from the Harvard University when he was a sophomore

on February 4, 2004. First, the website was available for Harvard students then further expanded to

other university students, later to high school students and now it is available to anyone who is

older than 13. Now, Facebook has become very popular social networking website. Facebook is

more famous in teenager and youth. However, anyone can use Faebook to keep in touch with their

friends.


          There have been some studies regarding Facebook privacy by Harvey Jones, Jose Hiram

Soltren in December 2005. He took a survey of many students and asked them several questions.

For example, He asked about if they read the privacy statement before opening their Facebook

account and most of students answered that they didn’t read the statement. However, most of them

are not worried about their privacy on Facebook data nor their Facebook security as some of them

just lied on their profile. They also believe that Facebook is doing adequate job in protecting their

privacy. Furthermore, all users share wide variety of information on Facebook, therefore my

suggestion is to share only information that you believe will not affect you from sharing with

others and even when uploading pictures, only share the pictures that are appropriate to share with

others.



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       It is very important that user knows the instructions before they start to create their very
own Facebook account. You can simply follow these instructions carefully while creating your
Facebook account. These instructions are intended for people who have no experience with
configuring their own Facebook account. Before you can move on with setting up your Facebook
account, the reader should have some experience with using computers as this is essential in
creating Facebook account.

       If the reader is experienced, please feel free to just look at the pictures as this might answer
any problems you may have quickly and efficiently. There will be a picture for every step by step
procedure. Since this guide is intended for beginner users, the instructions should be read carefully.

       There are few sections which will explain the step by step procedures for opening and
managing your Facebook account, which are:

             1. Setting up the Facebook account

             2. Adding friends

             3. Uploading picture albums

Section 1 & 2: Setting up the Facebook account and Adding Friends.

       Before you want to open the Facebook account, first follow the checklist below:

Checklist:

       √ Must have computer with Internet

       √ Must have web browser open

       √ Must be literature

   Once you think you have followed the checklist and are ready to open the account, follow the
below instructions:

   The picture below is a copy of the website where the user must go to open a Facebook account.
This picture of the webpage may change over time as Facebook does enhance their webpage’s
frequently to meet the users’ needs.
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    Figure 1: Facebook Home-page




                                                                                                   Step 1

                                                                                                   Step 2
                                                                                             Step 3


                                                                                                   Step 4



                www.facebook.com




The following are the directions:
(For steps 1-4, refer to figure 1)
      1. Go to http://www.facebook.com.
      2. Fill in your Full name in the blank text box in step 1.
      3. Fill in your E-mail address that you would like to use for this Facebook account in step 2.
          You will be using this e-mail address each time you log in to your account.
      4. Fill in the Password that you would like to have for your Facebook account in step 3.
          Make sure you make this a strong password that no one can guess it (avoid using your
          first or last name, birth-date, social security, etc.). Don’t make it too difficult to
          remember since you will be require to enter this password every time you want to log in
          to the account.
      5. Fill in you’re your Birth-date, in order of (month/day/year) in step 4.
      6. Click on “Sign up”. (Refer to figure 1, blue arrow shows where to click).




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   Figure 2: Security Check




                                                                                        Step 5




      http://www.facebook.com/index.php


    7. Fill in the text shown above, enter both words shown and make sure to separate it by a

          space in step 5. (refer to figure 2)

    8. Click on “sign up” (the blue arrow shows where to click in figure 2)



   Figure 3: Confirm your E-mail address




                      https://register.facebook.com/r.php


    9. Click on “go to hotmail now”. ( blue arrow shows where to click in figure 3) If you used

          yahoo, Gmail, or any other e-mail then hotmail, it would direct you to go that e-mail; you

          can simply click on it. This would open a new tab and will direct it to your e-mail

          account and would ask you to sign in.




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       Figure 4: Home-page of Hotmail account.




                                                                                                                                                             Step 6
                                                                                                                                                             Step 7




       http://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=10&ct=1213635561&rver=4.5.2130.0&wp=MBI&wreply=http:%2F%2Fmail.live.com%2Fdefault.aspx&id=64855


Figure 4 is the screen shot of the login web browser for hotmail. If you used Gmail or yahoo mail
account, you would be directed to the particular sign in page and you would asked to ENTER your
e-mail id and password. (For steps 6 & 7 refer to figure 4)
     10. Fill in your e-mail address in step 6.
     11. Fill in your password in step 7.
     12. Click on “sign in” (blue arrow shows where to click in figure 4).
     13. Once you click on sign in, it will take you to your e-mail account. Click on Inbox (blue
          arrow shows where to click). You must have received an e-mail from Facebook (see the
          figure below).


   Figure 5: Screen-shot of Inbox of your mailbox.




       http://bl124w.blu124.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx?FolderID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&n=1952069111


     14. Click on the Facebook e-mail in figure 5.



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      Figure 6: Screen-shot of Inbox of your mailbox.




      : http://bl124w.blu124.mail.live.com/mail/ReadMessageLight.aspx?Aux=0|0|8CA9DE8DE43BA10|&FolderID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&InboxSortAscending=False&InboxSortBy=Date&ReadMessageId=8cc0a72c-edd2-43ee-a106-660bfd735e85&n=1139816747




    15. Once you open the e-mail, you will see the Facebook registration confirmation.(refer to

            figure 6)

    16. Click on the link that was sent by Facebook (the arrow shows where to click in figure 6).



Figure 7: Find Friends using your E-mail address book and AIM




                                                        https://register.facebook.com/gettingstarted.php?step=contact_importer


    17. Enter your e-mail address which will open your address book and will find your friends

            who has Facebook account and are listed in your address book (blue arrow shows where

            to click in figure 7.)

    18. If you use AIM, you can click on the red arrow shown above, which find friends using

            your buddy will list in figure 7.


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   Figure 8: Sign into your hotmail account




                                                                                          Step 8
                     https://register.facebook.com/gettingstarted.php?step=contact_importer


    19. Enter your password for the account that you created in step 8 as shown in figure 8.

    20. Click on “sign in”. (The blue arrow shows where to click in figure 8).



Figure 9: Adding your friends




                                      https://register.facebook.com/gettingstarted.php?step=contact_importer


    21. They will show all the friends that they find using your e-mail address book and who uses

        a Facebook. Click on the box next to your friend’s picture if you would like to add them

        in your friend’s list. If you don’t want to add certain friends then simply don’t click on

        the box. (The red arrow shows where to click).

    22. Click on “Add as friends” to add friends that you selected. (The blue arrow shows where

        to click)

    23. Click on “Skip” if you do not wish to add any friends that are listed there. (refer to figure

        9)

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Figure 10: Adding your friends




https://register.facebook.com/gettingstarted.php?step=contact_importer




             24. This will show you the list of all your friends from your address book who doesn’t have
                      Facebook account. You can invite them by clicking on the box. (Red arrow shows where
                      to click in figure 10).
             25. Click on “invite to join”. (Blue arrow shows where to click in figure 10). This will invite
                      your friends to join the Facebook.
                 Figure 11: Adding your education information




                                                                                                   Step 9
                                                                                                    Step 10



                                                                                                    Step 11




                          , http://www.facebook.com/gettingstarted.php?step=classmates_coworkers

        (For steps 9-11, refer to figure 11, this steps are optional, if you did not go to High school,
        college or work or do not wish to answer this questions, you can ignore this steps)
             26. Fill in your High school name and enter your class year in step 9.
             27. Fill in your college and enter your class year in step 10.
             28. Fill in your company name (the company you work for) in step 11.
             29. Click on “save”. (Blue arrow shows where to click.)

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Figure 12: Adding your friends.




       http://www.facebook.com/gettingstarted.php?step=classmates_coworkers#results


     30. This will shows us all people from the high school or college that you entered and who
           has a Facebook account. If you know them and wish to add them in your friends’ list,
           click on “Add as Friends”. (Blue arrow shows where to click in figure 12).


       Figure 13: Entering your city/town information




                                                                                                                  Step 12




                                        Figure 15:http://www.facebook.com/gettingstarted.php?step=join_networks


     31. Enter your city/Town name in step 12, figure 13.
     32. Click on “Join” (blue arrow shows where to click).




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   Figure 14: View and Edit your information




                             http://www.facebook.com/home.php


    33. This is HOME of your Facebook account as shown in figure 14. Now you can edit you
        profile, upload picture, add friends, etc.
    34. Click on “View and edit your profile”. (Blue arrow shows where to click).


      Figure 15: Filling out your information




             http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?ref=nur


    35. Click on “Fill out your profile”. (Yellow arrow shows where to click in figure 15). This
        will help you edit your profile and fill out your information.




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   Figure 16: Filling out your information




              http://www.facbook.com/editprofile.php?basic=#/editprofile.php?personal


     36. Edit your profile in the category of Contact, Relationship, Personal, Education, Work,
        and picture as shown by red arrow in figure 18. Basically, you have to click on each
        category to enter your information.
     37. Click on “Save Changes”. (Blue arrow shows where to click in figure 16).



Section 3: Uploading Picture albums

Figure 17: Uploading album




                              http://www.facebook.com/home.php?


     38. Click on “Photos”. (Blue arrow shows where to click in figure 17).

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      Figure 18: Creating your photo album




              http://www.facebook.com/home.php?new


    39. Click on “Create a photo album”. (Purple arrow shows where to click in figure 18).

      Figure 19: Creating photo album




                                                                          Step 13



                            Step 14                                       Step 15




                            http://www.facebook.com/photos/?ref=sb


    40. Fill out your name in step 13, figure 19
    41. Fill out the description in step 14, figure 19.
    42. Check if you want the album to view by everyone, your friends, Friends of friends, etc in
        step 15, figure 19.
    43. Click on “create album”. (Black arrow shows where to click).


   Figure 20: Uploading Pictures



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                                                                                                                      Step 16
                                                                                                                      Step 17
                         Step 20                                                                                      Step 18

                                                                                                                       Step 19




                      http://www.facebook.com/editalbum.php?aid=27615&add=1#/editalbum.php?aid=27615&add=1&htmlup=1


(For steps 16-20, follow figure 20)
     44. Click on “Browse”. After clicking browse, you can select the pictures that you want to
          upload by finding folder/location of the pictures that you saved.
     45. Click on red arrow as shown above. This will certify that you have the right to distribute
          these photos and that they do not violate the terms of use.
     46. Click on “Upload Photos”. (Blue arrow shows where to click).


Figure 21: Adding Caption for your pictures




                                                                              Step 21



       http://www.facebook.com/editphoto.php?aid=27615&success=1&failure=0


     47. Fill out any caption you want for the photo uploaded in step 21 as shown in figure 21.
          You can add the caption for all the pictures you upload in same way.
     48. Click on “Save changes”. (Blue arrow shows where to show).
Figure 22: Arranging your Pictures

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                     http://www.facebook.com/editphoto.php?aid=27615&success=1&failure=0#/editalbum.php?aid=27615&org=1


     49. Click on black arrow to reverse order of your pictures as shown in figure 22.
     50. Click on “save changes”. (Red arrow shows where to click).
Figure 23: Signing in to your Facebook account




                                              Step 22


                                            Step 23




       www.facebook.com


After you finished creating your account and when you whenever you want to log in to your
Facebookaccount, you can simply go to www.facebook.com and follow the steps below.
     51. Enter your e-mail address which you used while creating your Facebookaccount in step
          22 in figure 23.
     52. Enter your Password for your Facebookaccount in step 23.
     53. Click on “Login”. (Red arrow shows where to click).

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Figure 24: Logging out from your account




                         http://www.facebook.com/home.php?

       54. Click on “log out”. (Red arrow shows where to click). Follow this every time you want to
           logout from your account.



  Conclusion:

         Facebook is a social networking website which connects you with your love ones no matter

  how far they live from you. You can chat with them by going online, share pictures, share

  comments, and talk regularly by either writing them a message or on their wall. Therefore,

  Facebook can make your life very simple by just logging into account. You can also find out

  which friend is closer to your other friends by looking at your friend’s wall. Facebook is

  basically the best social networking website I have ever visited. Most of my friends use Facebook;

  however few of them had a hard-time figuring out stuff while they were new on Facebook. For

  example, my brother can’t still figure out how to upload pictures, write on walls, etc. Therefore, I

  decided to help those people who can have hard time connecting to their friends and simply make

  their lives easier by providing them with step by step procedures.




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References:

[1] Harvey Jones, Jose Hiram Soltren. "Facebook: Threats to Privacy." 14 December 2005: 1-76.


[2] Brown, Louise. "Students warned against using Facebookgroups for cheating." 7 May 2008.

thestar.com. 20 June 2008 <http://www.thestar.com/Article/310314>.


[3] Sorensen, Chris. "Has Facebookfatigue arrived?" 7 May 2008. thestar.com. 20 June 20008

<http://www.thestar.com/Article/310272>.




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