Chapter 4. How to Find Old Friends—and Make New Ones

Facebook is all about connecting with friends. In fact, the connections you make on Facebook are officially called “friends.” You invite someone to be your friend; you add that person to your friends list; you manage your list of friends; and your News Feed displays the status updates of all your friends. Friends are part and parcel of the Facebook community.

Of course, before you can make someone your Facebook friend, you have to find that person on Facebook. That isn’t always as easy as you might think, especially when you’re looking for people you went to school with several decades ago. People move; women change their names when they get married (or divorced, or remarried, or some combination ...

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