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Facebook seems to be everywhere. The majority of websites have a Facebook button where you can “Like” the company. Even TV advertisers have begun to sport the Facebook logo. So, it appears, Facebook is the online place to see and be seen. That leaves those poor users who do not have an account out in the cold. So, the answer is to get yourself a Facebook page, but how do you go about signing up?

Sign Up for Facebook

Simply type the Facebook.com address into the address bar of your browser and the log-in page will appear. You will see fields for email address and password, which you will use whenever you want to access your account once you’ve signed up. Below this is a “keep me logged in” box, which you should tick in future if you want to bypass the log-in page whenever you log on. The next section is the one we are interested in. Next to the log-in button is a link (highlighted in blue) which states “sign up for Facebook.” Click on this.

Creating New Account

You will be taken to the sign-up page. Complete all the fields on this page to generate your account: first name, last name, email address, re-enter email address (to make sure there are no typos), password, gender and date of birth (so they can provide the right content for minors). Then click “sign up” and your account will be created. All these details should automatically transfer to your profile once the page appears.

Edit Facebook Profile

Once you have an account you need to set up some basic details on your user page. There will be a space in the top left-hand corner for your photograph. Besides this will be your name and a link which states “edit my profile.” Click on the link and you will be taken to a suite of pages where you can update your basic information. The first page is for the most basic information, such as your hometown and date of birth, plus a short bio.