You’re on Facebook. So is the guy sitting next to you on the bus. Your brothers, best mates, old classmates, demented neighbors, former coworkers, your grandma – they’re all on Facebook. The social networking behemoth now boasts over 500 million (active) members (that’s 1 in every 13 people on earth) and everything from your Mountain Dew Code Red to your sneakers has a fan page (and some of you have sneakers that are themselves modeled after your social networking site of choice). But, far beyond being just a marketing tool, or a meme-factory, or a way for fourteen year olds to engage in endless flame wars over CoD scores, Facebook is becoming an integral (and at times, claustrophobic) part of how we access the Internet.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the fact of FACEBOOK – the social networking mega-site now holds 71.2% of the U.S. internet audience as users. But in an age where 57% of people talk more online than they do in real, actual life is that a real surprise? After all, nothing is official anymore until it’s Facebook official.
So, how to best handle this beast? Let us guide you through the ins-and outs of security and privacy settings, photo uploading and sharing, scripts, apps and add-ons so that you can manage your Facebook experience in a way that works for you. Or at least as close to it as Zuckerberg will let you.