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Facebook Me!: A Guide to Having Fun with Your Friends and Promoting Your Projects on Facebook by Dave Awl

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5. Wall, Status, and News Feeds

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Here’s where the fun of Facebook truly begins. Spiffing up your profile and collecting friends is all well and good, but the secret ingredient to Facebook’s success is the way it keeps you connected to your friends, making it easy to share news, info, and photos with each other.

Before Facebook came along, you might have dug up old friends on the Internet whom you hadn’t seen in years, and swapped an excited e-mail or two in an attempt to catch up. But unless you really worked at keeping in contact, all too often you’d find that within six months or a year you’d fallen out of touch again.

Fortunately, ...

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