Facebook.com is a popular place for campaigns, political parties and nonprofit groups to build support and promote themselves online. The free site allows users to share news, photos, links and videos with friends and followers. Facebook is the most popular social network today. It has nearly two billion active users at the time of this writing.

If you are running for office, maintaining a presence on Facebook is critical. For many people (voters), Facebook has become the de facto internet.

Starting with Facebook

Creating a personal Facebook account is simple. Once you have registered and confirmed your email address, you can check for friends on the network. You can skip this step if you are not comfortable sharing your email address book information.

In your personal profile you can provide information about where you live and went to school. Joining the network for your city is another way to find people you know who are already using the service.

When others accept your ‘friend’ invitations, you will be able to follow updates they make – and they will be able to do the same with you.


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