How to Use Your Facebook Wall

by Barbara J. Feldman on March 12, 2010

Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. It is easy to use and it’s fun to connect with old and new friends. Facebook is not only used to share your personal pictures and information, a lot of businesses use the site to offer specials to their customers and to inform them of upcoming products and services. When you sign into your account, you will be taken to your Facebook Wall. This is where you can read up on your friends status updates, new pictures that have been uploaded, games that are being played, and many other things. To help you get the most out of your Facebook Wall, here is a simple guide to all of the little things that make up your Facebook wall.

News Feed
Let’s begin with the news feed. This is the area where you can find out what everyone is up to. You can click on the “Top News” feed or the “Most Recent” feed if you want current information. The news feed is where you can post a new status update where it says “what’s on your mind”. The news feed is the easiest way to get the information you want in a hurry. If you don’t like the information that is being displayed in your news feed, highlight the particular person or update message in the feed and click on the “remove” box that will appear when you drag your cursor over the message. This way you can choose to ignore all the status updates and messages from this person or you can ignore the activity they do like Farmville updates and daily horoscope messages.

Friends and Status Updates
If you don’t like the way your News feed appears and you just want to read the status updates of your friends, scroll over to the left-hand side of your Facebook page and click on “friends” and then click on “status updates” or “recently updated”. This way you can see all your friends new status updates along with the friends that have edited their contact information, added pictures, or changed their status.

Photos
Since your friends are always uploading new photos to their pages, you can easily find out by clicking on the Photos icon just above where you clicked on the friend’s icon. Clicking on this allows you to see all your friends that have uploaded new photos and new photo albums. Clicking on the “video” link will pull up all the new videos uploaded by your friends as well.

Events
Do you have a family party coming up? How about a wedding you need to attend? If your friends made a group for it and you joined the group, it will pull up in your “events” wall. Simply click on Events to see what’s happening this month. You can also see your events by scrolling over to the right side of your Facebook wall and it is located just below the “recommended for you” information.

Messages
On your wall you can click on “messages” to see if any of your friends have sent you an email. The messages can also come from groups you have joined or fan clubs. This allows you to catch some monthly specials from some of your favorite companies.

Profile
To see your recent Facebook activity along with wall messages people have commented on, click on “view my profile”. You can also go into your profile settings from here and edit information and upload new pictures. If you don’t want to go to your profile to see what comments people have left, click on the “notifications” icon at the top of your screen. This is the little icon that looks like a globe. Every time someone comments on your page or on things that you have commented on, the notifications tab will let you know by showing a red box with a number in it.

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Feldman, Barbara. "How to Use Your Facebook Wall." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 12 Mar. 2010. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/1497/how-to-use-your-facebook-wall/ >.