Q: Regarding your recent column about Facebook: My husband and I have only one email account. He created a Facebook profile/account several months ago using his name and our email address. I would now like to go onto Facebook as myself, but because my email is the same as his, I can’t do it. Is there any way to resolve this short of getting a new email address (which I would prefer not to do, so I don’t have to check 2 email inboxes every day!)?
A: Well, Lesley, you’re in a quandry. No, there’s no simple way to get a separate Facebook account and use the same email.
Here’s what I’d do: go to Google and create your own Google email account. Use that email to create your Facebook account. If you don’t give out your g-mail to anyone, then you shouldn’t have to check it very often for genuine email. And it won’t show up on Facebook.
Facebook will use your g-mail account to make sure you really exist, and authorize your Facebook page. Since you won’t be using the account much, perhaps, make sure you write down your gmail and password for future reference!
Have fun with Facebook, and don’t forget to go through the privacy settings. When you’re all set up, put Maine Senior Guide in the top bar on Facebook and you can go to our page and “fan” us. Good practice!