Facebook serves to keep individuals in touch
with their friends and family members through interactive Facebook profiles.
If you aren\'t already one of the over 800
million active users of Facebook, you might want to check out the social
It takes only minutes to sign up for a free Facebook
account. Open an Internet browser on your computer and navigate to the Facebook
Sign Up Web page.
Enter your real first and last name, your email address and
Select your sex and birthday from the pop-up menus.
You must be at least 13 years old to sign up for a Facebook
Click the "Sign Up" button at the bottom of the
Type the "Captcha" security code into the box
You are presented with opportunities to find existing
friends on Facebook.
If you give the site permission, it compares your contact
list to the names of people already on Facebook. You can skip this step for
now, if you like.
Enter information for your profile.
Spaces are provided for you to enter you school or college,
hometown, current city, interests and lots of other information.
For now, enter just the basics. You can go back later and
expand on your profile information.
Upload a profile picture when prompted.
This should be an actual photograph of you, which helps
friends find and identify you on the site.
Check your email. Facebook sends a confirmation email to the
email address you listed on the Sign Up page.
Confirm the account as requested.
You have created a Facebook account.
Facebook will let you know if you can have that Username,
and then you have the option of selecting it or checking for more names.
Be careful what you choose! Once you pick a Username, it is
not editable or transferable to another account, so pick well!
Make sure it is spelled correctly, and that it is a name you
won\'t have second thoughts about later.
Once you have decided on the Username you want and find out
that it is available, click on the "Confirm" button and the name is
Facebook will confirm that your Username has been set!
You may not be able to get the exact Username you want.
If Facebook informs you that the name isn\'t available, you
will have to try another form of the name or word, or move onto some other
Usernames are First Come, First Serve, so if you want yours,
claim it now!http://www.facebook.com/username