The field of computer science is dynamic, filled with innovation and exciting advancements. To celebrate this world, Harrison, a computer science student, hosted a Facebook event for seniors. In his presentation, he explored Facebook’s history, creating an account, navigating the homepage, managing profiles, and optimizing privacy settings. He also shared helpful tips for a better Facebook experience.


Making an Account:

To join the event and participate in the discussions, you need a Facebook account. Creating an account is simple:

  1. Visit the Facebook homepage (
  2. Fill out the required fields, including your name, email address or phone number, password, date of birth, and gender.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to verify your account and add profile details.

The Homepage:

After logging into your Facebook account, you’ll be directed to the homepage. Here, you’ll find a personalized feed showcasing posts, photos, and updates from your friends, pages, and groups you follow. The homepage is a dynamic space where you can engage with content, comment, like, and share posts, and discover new connections and events.

Your Profile:

Your Facebook profile is your digital identity. It represents you on the platform and provides a space to share information, photos, and updates with friends and the wider community.

Customize your profile by:

  1. Adding a profile picture and cover photo.
  2. Providing personal details like your education, work history, and interests.
  3. Sharing posts, photos, and videos to showcase your computer science journey.
  4. Connecting with friends and colleagues in the field.


Facebook’s settings allow you to personalize your experience, control your privacy, and manage account preferences. Some key settings to explore include:

  1. General settings: Adjust language, notifications, and accessibility options.
  2. Privacy settings: Control who can see your posts, photos, and personal information.
  3. Security settings: Enable two-factor authentication, review login activity, and manage app permissions.
  4. Notification settings: Customize which activities trigger notifications and how you receive them.

Privacy Settings:

Protecting your privacy on Facebook is essential. Consider the following privacy settings:

  1. Audience Selector: Choose who can see your posts (Public, Friends, Only Me, Custom).
  2. Timeline and Tagging: Control who can post on your timeline and who can see posts you’re tagged in.
  3. Location and Safety: Choose who can see your location and adjust settings related to safety features.
  4. Blocking: Manage blocking specific users, app invites, event invites, and more.

Thanks to Harrison for hosting this Facebook event, which provided an excellent opportunity to learn how to connect with fellow friends and family and share knowledge. By creating an account, understanding the homepage, managing your profile, and fine-tuning your privacy settings, you can make the most of this event while enjoying a safe and engaging Facebook experience.