Connect with family and friends near or far.
Have you heard about social media sites, but never understood how to use them? Whether they are nearby or across the country, Facebook offers a great way to stay connected to family members online. Follow this easy guide to help you get started.
Sign up for Facebook by going to www.Facebook.com on your computer; it’s free and easy. Create a profile by answering simple get to know you questions, sharing only what you feel comfortable with. Under account settings, you can control the privacy settings, allowing your information to be visible only to those people you accept as friends.
Upload a digital photo of yourself for your profile picture and cover image. If you don’t have one, you can have a friend take one with a cell phone. Then email it to yourself and save it to your computer. Having a profile picture helps others quickly identify you online.
Find and add family members to “friend.” Facebook is a great way to look up old friends you’ve lost touch with! You can search family and friends by name using the search bar then click “Add Friend” to request a connection. Once you’re connected as Facebook friends, you’ll be able to keep up with their news via the newsfeed. Click the “like” button on their posts to show your support or, better yet, leave a comment under the post as well.
The best way to get in the rhythm of Facebook is to play around with it. Update your own status with a comment about what you’re doing today or upload a photograph of … anything! Then scroll on your newsfeed to see what other people are up to and begin interacting with them by clicking the like and comment buttons. Enjoy seeing the grandkids soccer photos, connecting with long-lost high school friends or reading inspirational quotes your friends share.
By Emily O’Brien