The Facebook social network started out as a simple virtual yearbook for college students. Since then, it has morphed into one of the most popular websites in the world. At the time of writing, it’s even more popular than Google’s main search page in terms of its sheer volume of page views.

Facebook is meant for people to use their actual names instead of pseudonyms. The service enables people to share information with small-to-large circles of acquaintances. However, Facebook has been facing increasing scrutiny over its privacy policies and confusing security settings; so when you use Facebook, the wisest course of action, as with any website, is to assume anything you say is completely visible to the world.

Facebook allows multiple ...

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