Facebook has more than 750 million active users who, on average, share more than 30 billion pieces of content per month. What does that mean? It means it's a great way to figure out what your middle school ex is doing now or hear about the exploits of your college friends' kids. Because your friends post news and other tidbits they find around the Web, Facebook is also a great filter for the approximately 500 billion gigabytes of information floating around the Internet.
In short, Facebook is fun -- and useful -- because so many people and so much information are there. And in a few short steps, you can be, too. Your first step, of course, will be creating your profile. After that, you can start searching around for your friends. Once you're set up, you can start updating your status regularly, posting on friends' wall, sharing information, and uploading and viewing photos and videos.
If you're brand new to Facebook and it all sounds like a lot to take on, don't fear: It's actually very easy to set up and maintain your very own page. Read on to get started by creating your personalized Facebook profile.