Many users also "tag" other friends in photos and messages so that Facebook will alert them that they have been mentioned.
A users' friends can comment, like and sometimes share their friends' status updates.
Users may also adjust their account privacy settings to determine who can see their updates.
Scientists have found what compels people to constantly update their Facebook status.
[6 Personal Secrets Your Facebook Profile Isn't Keeping] Interestingly, the team found that loneliness levels did not depend on whether the students' status updates garnered any comments or "Likes" from Facebook friends.Simply thinking about their friends (or at least their Facebook friends) can have a "social snacking" effect."Similar to a snack temporarily reducing hunger until the next meal, social snacking may help tolerate the lack of 'real' social interaction for a certain amount of time," the researchers wrote in a paper published last month in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.Now that Twitter is growing at an astounding rate and rounding the mainstream bend, more of our Facebook friends have developed a fancy for Twitter themselves, and it's becoming commonplace to highlight our tweets on our Facebook walls.If you're new to Twitter, or just haven't followed the Twitter to Facebook trend in recent months, we've found a few quick and easy ways to turn your tweets into status updates.A Facebook status is a feature that allows users to post and share a small amount of content on their profile, on their friends' walls and in Facebook news feeds.