Mothballing This Website
The USS Independence Communications Department
There comes a time when a vessel is so
outdated for various reasons it is no longer beneficial to support it. Effective 01 July 2009 I have decided
no longer update this,
www.ussindependence.us, web site. I will maintain the domain
name to direct new members to our newest vessel. We now have a Facebook group
which we have found is much more personal and exciting. Below are some
instructions which will assist you in your efforts to join the group.
Facebook is more
versatile than the web site in that you can post your on photographs,
post links to videos and other items, communicate directly with your
shipmates and have group discussions via the groups discussion board. I
have transferred all pictures from this site to the Facebook group.
There are some of you that
fear security but the only security problem I see is people posting
personal pictures and other information which they might have given a
second thought. Facebook has tons of applications that many people like
to waist their time working but I suggest you stay out of them. Other
than that I see no problem.
****Current Facebook members please make sure
you join the group
Please do join
our Facebook USS Independence (CVA/CV-62) Communications Department
where you can chat and post your pictures with your
If you need help here are directions for signing up on Facebook
- Go to
- Under the section
entitled “Sign Up”, type in the required information
- Follow the guided
steps and click “Sign Up”
- On next page,
under “Step 1: Find Friends” click “Skip this Step”
- Complete “Step
2: Profile Information” and click “Save and Continue”
- The next step
will allow you to select people you know. You can do that or not.
Then click “Save and Continue”
- Under “Step 3:
Join a Network” you can do that or not. If so, choose your network
and click “Join”. If not, click “Skip this Step”.
- On the next page,
up at the top, it will say “Your account is not yet confirmed.
Check your email for your Facebook confirmation. Click on the blue
words “Check your email”.
- When you get to
your email inbox by clicking on that link, click on the link that it
gives you in the body of the email.
- It will direct
you back to Facebook. You will see a box that says your account has
been confirmed. Click “Okay”.
- At this point,
you can try to “Find People You May Know”, but the best thing to do
is go ahead and click on “View and Edit Your Profile”.
- Proceed from the
top of the page to the bottom of the page, filling in your
information and saving when prompted to do so.
- When you have
finished filling in all of that information, click “Done Editing” at
the top of the page.
- On the left-hand
side, under the silhouette picture, click on “Write something about
yourself”. In that section you can just give a short blurb on
yourself, or write something witty, like your favorite saying or
poem or something. It doesn’t matter. Just don’t leave it blank.
- Notice by the
word “Information” under that section, there is a little picture of
a pencil. Any time you see a picture of a pencil anywhere, you can
click on that and it allows you to edit that section.
- Now click on
“Wall”. That takes you to your wall. You will see a box that says,
“What’s on your mind?” That is your status bar. That is where you
fill it in just to let people know what’s going on with you at that
particular moment. If I were to fill it in on my page right now, it
would say, “Ronald Phillips is making up a cheat sheet for her relatives to
use on Facebook”. It is NOT where you talk to individual people.
All of your friends can see your status when you update it. In
turn, they can comment on it.
- Next, place your
mouse in the silhouette. You will see a box pop up that says
“Change Picture” and you will see a pencil next to it. Click on
- Click on “Change
Profile Picture”. Click on “Browse”. Find the picture you want to
use and click the box next to the sentence that says you verify the
picture is okay to use and then click “Upload Picture”. This step
may be difficult for people who are not “computer savvy”. Get help
with this if you need it. It’s hard to explain here.
- Up at the top
right-hand corner, type “USS
Independence Communications Department” into the search box.
A few choices will appear. Click “Request to Join” next to the one
with the picture of the INDY. For security and in an attempt
to keep out non INDY Communications Department people authorization
is required for access to the group. It it may take as much as two
days to receive this authorization from Admin.
- From this point
on, you will need to click around and learn as you go. Several
things to remember:
- When you
update your status, all of your friends can see it and comment
- When you
write on someone’s wall, all of your MUTUAL friends can see it
and comment on it.
- When you
write on someone’s wall, no one can see it unless they are
MUTUAL friends with the person whose wall you are writing on.
- If you want
to send a private message, you need to do so. Otherwise, other
people can see it. Do that by either clicking “Send message” on
that person’s page or go to your inbox (tab up at the top of
your page) and send it to them that way.
- People can
tag you in pictures. That means if you are in a picture that
they have, or that they see on someone else’s page, they can
click on your face and identify you in the picture. Any picture
that you are tagged in will show up on your page. You can
remove the tag if you don’t like the picture.
- Whenever you
log into facebook, remember to look up near the top right of the
page under “Requests”. You will see where people have asked to
be your friend there. You’ll see lots of other stuff there
also. You tend to get a lot of “junk requests” there. You will
learn what to accept and what to ignore on a trial and error
- Also, down at
the bottom right of the page, you will see a tiny square where
notifications for you are located. If you have any, a red box
will be there. Click on that red box and it tells you who has
written on your wall, commented on your pictures, etc. Just
click on blue links. You really will learn this also through
trial and error.
- There is a lot
more to learn, but you will have to do that on your own by clicking
around. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on
Facebook! I don’t mind helping you out!
- Have fun! Take
your time and just go with the flow. It will get easier and easier
as you use it.