What is it?
Facebook is a free social networking website that started in the US as a way for college kids to stay in touch when they had left campus. It has evolved to become one of the largest social networks in the world.
What can a user do?
Share photos, videos, status updates, check-in, instant message, share personal information, like pages, share interests, write on a friend’s timeline.
Facebook’s privacy settings are extremely detailed, but users can change them to limit who can see their posts, contact them and add things on their timeline. You can also block certain users, app invites and pages. To view and adjust your privacy settings, click the upper-right corner on the arrow, select ‘Settings’ and then ‘Privacy’, then click a setting to edit.
How to delete your account
You can’t actually delete your account but you can deactivate it. Click the menu at the top right of the Facebook page, select ‘Settings’, click ‘Security’ in the left column, then ‘Deactivate’ your account.