Faceook is the dominant social media website on the Internet with 1.28 billion users. That is more than three times the population of the entire United States, a multiple that suggests the Internet really is “World Wide” indeed. If you aren’t on Faceook as of yet, you need to get an account. As with any site, getting started can be a bit confusing so let’s take a look at how to login to Faceook so you can start communicating with the world.
Need an Account
Faceook is not an open source platform. You must first obtain an account with the site by becoming a member. The good news is joining is simple and also free. To open an account, go to http://www.facebook.com. On this page, you will see a simple form asking for your:
* Name* Email Address* Proposed Password* Age* Gender
Fill out the form and click the “Sign Up” button. You now are a member of Faceook and can log in and out as you use the site.
Any time you want to access your account, simple return to http://www.facebook.com. In the top right corner of the page, you will see two boxes where you can enter your email address and password. You can think of these two bits of information as the “key” to unlock the door to get into your account.
Once you enter the appropriate email address and password, you can click the “Log In” button to get access to your account. However, you need to consider a second optional step. If you look closely at the form, you can choose to click a box titled “keep me logged in”. If you check this box by clicking it, Faceook will put a small program called a cookie on your computer. It allows Faceook login to identify you automatically whenever you come to the site so the company can give you immediate access to your account without requiring you to go through the login process.
There is a potential downside to this cookie process you need to be aware of as well. If you click this box, Faceook login will also obtain a record of all the other sites you visit while browsing on the web. Some people prefer to keep this information private while others really don’t care one way or the other. There is no “right” answer to this question, but we want to make sure you understand the implications of clicking the box.
At this point, you are ready to access your account. Click the “Log In” button and Faceook should give you access to your main page.
What if you can’t recall the password for the account? This is hardly uncommon since we all have so many different passwords these days. It also isn’t a serious problem. To recover your password, look just below the box where you are supposed to enter the password. There should be a link reading “forgot your password?” Click it and then follow the instructions. You’ll have a new password and access to your account before you know it.
Now that you’ve learned how to login to Faceook, the only thing left to do is login to your account and start interacting with others. Enjoy!