What is Facebook?

Facebook is a website for people to communicate with each other using text, pictures and video.

In the jargon, it is an 'online social networking service'

Facebook is free to join and use. It amkes it's money from advertising, and has over a billion users it each day.

As a WPCA member do I have to join Facebook?

No. If you want to view and use the WPCA Facebook Group Page then you do need to be a member of Facebook.

How do I join Facebook?

Joining Facebook is straightforward:

Go to www.facebook.com.

If you see the signup form, fill out your name, email address, password, date of birth, and gender. If you don't see the form, click Sihgn Up, then fill out the form.

Click Sign Up.


You will receive a validation email from Facebook; follow the directions in the email.


You don't have to add a profile picture, but it does help everyone if you have a clear picture of your face.

How do I learn to use Facebook?

Here is an easy-to-read tutorial.


There is also a book called Facebook for Dummies.


Facebook can seem cluttered at first, but users do seem to get used to it quickly.

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