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Facebook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Carolyn Abram

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Chapter 3

Finding Your Way Around Facebook

In This Chapter

  • Navigating Facebook
  • Looking around the Home page
  • Understanding Graph Search
  • Finding those less frequently used links

Here's the thing about using Facebook: It has a lot of options. Now, this is actually one of the best things about Facebook. You can upload photos, look at photos, chat with a friend, message a friend, read updates from friends . . . the list goes on and on. What does get a little confusing is that there's no one way to do anything on Facebook. Depending on what page you're on, you'll see slightly different things. Depending on who your friends are, you'll see slightly different things. Using Facebook can't exactly be broken down into ten easy steps.

However, you can learn to recognize a few more constant places. Starting from when you log in, you will always start on your Home page. The Home page, though continually evolving, has a few constants that I detail in this chapter. If you ever find yourself lost on Facebook (it happens; trust me), click the Home link or the Facebook logo to go to the Home page, where you'll be able to reorient yourself.

Figure 3-1 shows a sample Home page. This chapter details the elements of the Home page that you're likely to see, too: menus and links to other parts of the site. Some of these links can be found no matter where you are on Facebook, some appear only when you're on your Home page, and some will be there, well, sometimes. Learning about these links helps you ...

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