Chapter 8. Updating Your Friends on What You’re Doing

We’ve talked a lot about Facebook being the perfect place to update your friends and family on what you’re up to—things you’re doing, thoughts you’re thinking, accomplishments you’re accomplishing, you name it. The easiest way to let people know what’s what is to post what Facebook calls a status update.

Every status update you make is broadcast to everyone on your friends list, displayed in the News Feed on their Home pages. This way everyone who cares enough about you to make you a friend knows everything you post about. And that can be quite a lot—from simple text posts to photos and videos and even links to other web pages.

What Is a Status Update?

Quite literally, a Facebook status update ...

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