Share your life with friends by Facebook


 Share your life with friends by Facebook


For many people “social networks” on the Internet are part of their everyday life. There are several social network services, the largest one is Facebook with over 900 million members (May 2012).
Others are Google+ or LinkedIn for example.

Using Facebook you may share information about you with relatives and friends, you may chat with them and you also may find other persons with similar interests. Photos and videos may be shared, too.
The name facebook derives from books for new students at some US American colleges which contains pictures of faces of students with the purpose to get to know them fast. The social network service Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in the US in 2004.

Be aware that it is a commercial offer. There are public discussions about data security, privacy and copyright. It is therefore recommended to interact critically and to follow these discussions. Facebook is an inviting service, you may join for free, also its use is free of charge. There are often changes and new applications to improve the offer.

In this lesson you will learn how to register at Facebook, how to work on your profile and to change personal settings. You will learn how to find your friends on Facebook, how to group them and how to leave messages.

The minimum age to use Facebook is 13 years. Therefore only “grandchildren” who are at least 13 years of age may explain Facebook to “grandparents”.






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