Creating a Facebook account is simple and easy. As soon as the Facebook homepage loads, there is an application to create an account on the right side of the screen, ready to be filled out. Start by entering your first and last name in the spaces provided. Next, enter an e-mail that you can be easily reached at, then create a password. Try not to use any personal information and pick an alphanumeric code that is easily remembered. After entering this information, use the drop down menus to choose your gender and date of birth. Lastly, Click “Sign Up”.
This next section is a security check section. The code you will be entering will tell the site that you are a real human being. Enter in the two words with the appropriate capitalization and characters. Remember to put a space in between the two phrases. If you’re having trouble reading the words, you can click on the highlighted link entitled “an audio CAPTCHA” to hear another phrase. After you have entered the information needed to continue, click “Sign Up” once more.
This will take you to a three step process. This process will allow you to customize you Facebook information, add friends and add a picture to your main profile. If any of the steps provided are of no use to you, you can click on the “Skip this step” link at the bottom, right hand side at anytime to move onto the next step.
The first step will have you adding friends and family to your Facebook. Based on your Internet Protocol address, or IP, Facebook can determine your location and suggest people you may be interested in adding. Simply click on “Add friend” if you’d like to add someone, or click “Ignore” to remove them from this section completely. Friends can always be added later using the search engine provided after signing up. When you’re done adding friends, you will automatically be taken to the next step.
Step Two will have you add your schools and work information so you can join a Facebook Network. Enter in your secondary school and college, or university. Next, use the drop down menus to identify what year you left. If you are employed and want to make your place of employment public, enter in the company you work for in the “Company” box, then hit the “Save and Continue” button. This will take you to another contact adding section, where you can add people who attend or have attended your secondary school, college, university or place of employment. Again, repeat Step One’s process to add these contacts to your friends list on Facebook.
The final step, Step Three, will allow you to add a photo of yourself. You can take a new picture using the “Take a Photo” with a web camera, or upload a previously taken photo from your computer. If you are uploading a picture from your computer, a box will open inside of Facebook. Click on the “Browse” button, select the folder the picture is located in on your computer, and click on the picture you’d like to use. If you are taking a new picture, this will also open a new window in Facebook. Click on “Save picture” to take a picture of yourself. When you are done adding a photograph of yourself, click “Save and Continue”.
Check your e-mail and click on the link provided to verify your account is real. You will then be taken to your new Facebook homepage, and you’re done. Have fun adding friends, posting links, and connecting to others with one of the largest social networking sites on the web!