What Is Facebook, Anyway?
Facebook is a free (so far, anyway), online, social-networking venue, where friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances can mingle, get to know one another better, and expand their social circles.
After you register and log in to Facebook, as explained in the following section, you can invite people you know to join you on Facebook and become your friend. Any friends already on Facebook can invite you to become their Facebook friend, too. (We cover the whole making friends thing in Chapter 3.)
Once you have a Facebook friend or two, you can begin exchanging notes by posting status updates to your News Feed. A status update essentially tells your Facebook friends what you’re doing, thinking, or feeling. Your News ...