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Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes by Sherry Kinkoph Gunter

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Lesson 2. Setting Up a Profile

In this lesson, you learn how to sign up for a Facebook account, create a profile, and specify a current status. This information covers everything you need to get started as a Facebook member.

Signing Up for an Account

If you’re new to Facebook, the first thing you need to do is sign up for an account. Joining Facebook is free, and the only requirements are that you have a working email address—in other words, a real email address—and you must be thirteen years of age or older. At the end of the registration process, Facebook sends you a confirmation email you must follow to finish setting up your account. The process is relatively painless and fast.

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If you want to create a professional account, such as ...

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