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Using Facebook by Patrice-Anne Rutledge, Kent Joshi

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2. Setting Up Your Facebook Account and Profile

This chapter shows you everything you need to get started on Facebook including starting and personalizing your Facebook profile and updating your private account information.

Joining Facebook

Facebook’s requirements to join are straightforward. You have to be at least 13 years old and have a working email address. That’s it. As for cost, Facebook is free.

Facebook first asks you to create an account and then a profile. Your account stores private information such as your password. Your profile shares all the information you want to publicize.

It’s best to be completely truthful when you describe yourself during the steps to create your account and profile. If Facebook’s thorough checking of your ...

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