What is the Facebook Wall?

Almost everyone has heard of or used Facebook these days and the site continues to grow in popularity and usage. There are so many great things about Facebook that allow you to communicate and connect with friends and family. One of the most important features of Facebook is called the Facebook Wall. Here is some more information about the Wall and how it can be useful for you.

The Wall is one of the most basic components of the main Facebook page and is something that every user of Facebook has available to them to use to communicate with others. It is basically a page that allows friends to post messages for other people to see. One of the most important things to know about the Facebook Wall is that it is a public place that anyone who can see the profile of the person posting can see. Privacy settings are a very important consideration on Facebook and many people to choose to make their profile and Wall only available to people who are their friends. While this doesn’t make Facebook private by any means, it certainly does add a certain measure of protection to the site and can help you feel more secure.

The Wall is something that gives a good chronology of what is going on with your profile on Facebook. It shows things like comments you have made on other people’s comments, status updates you make to tell other people what you are doing and what is going on in your life, and even updates on things like who you are adding to your list of friends on Facebook. There is a lot of information that passes between different people on Facebook and depending on how many friends you have the news feed can get overwhelmed with information at times. The individual Walls of your friends can be a great way to catch up with them and what is going on in their lives even thought you might have missed it on the main page.

In the last few years, Facebook has added a lot more functionality to the Wall. Only two years ago you weren’t even able to post links or other types of content on the Wall, but now you can post links, videos, pictures and many other things on your wall. There are so many great ways to take advantage of the rich features of the Wall and some of the best ways to learn about it is through exploring the site and just seeing what does what. The Wall is very organized and individual posts are followed by all the comments and ‘likes’ that other people have attached to it. This makes it easy to see the posts of a particular person and all the comments that other people make about the comment. This can actually be a great place to find new friends and see people that you forgot you knew that are connected to other friends you have on the site.

Because Facebook is such a versatile site, there are many different ways to interact with the content on the page and to personalize it a bit. The Wall is a great place to add a little of your personality and to make the site your own. When you are learning about Facebook and the Wall, make sure that you learn from other people and understand what you are doing on the site. Experimenting with the Wall is a great way to learn, but don’t underestimate when a few helpful hints from friends can mean to you on Facebook. No go take a look at your Facebook account and start using the Wall feature to reconnect with friends.

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Feldman, Barbara. "What is the Facebook Wall?." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 16 Mar. 2010. Web. 2 Sep. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/1504/what-is-the-facebook-wall/ >.

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