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Facebook  Info and Helpful Links

Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends".

      1.   How to get started with your  Individual Facebook Page/Account:
  • If you don't have a Facebook account, you can sign up for one in a few steps:
  • Go to www.facebook.com.
  • If you see the sign-up form, fill out your name, birthday, gender and email address. If you don't see the form, click Sign Up, then fill out the form.
  • Pick a password. Click Sign Up.
  • After you complete the sign-up form, we'll send an email to the address you provided. To complete the sign-up process, click the confirmation link.
      2.  How to Search for Groups of interest within Facebook:  
  • Search for your activity or interest under "Groups" or "Pages" by typing the search term into the text box at the top of the web page with a magnifying glass symbol next to it.
  • Once you are on the page, click "Like" to add the interest to your profile.
  • Click on the page for your interest and click "Find fans of this page" to find people who share the same interests as you but are not on your "Friends" list.
  • Select "Related Posts" on the interest page to view posts that people on your friends list have made about that activity or interest recently. This enables you to view what your friends think and have been saying about that particular interest.
      3.  How to link/join  into Facebook  Groups: 
  • Go to the group you want to be part of and then click Join Group in the top-right corner.
  • You can also join any Open group that you see on the About page of someone's Timeline by clicking Join.
  • You may have to wait for a group admin to approve your request. In some groups, you can also be added by a friend who's already a member.
      4.  Helpful Groups for the Damage Control and PPE Community:
      5. Helpful  Naval and Maritime Facebook Pages: