Facebook lets you have more than one account however under normal circumstances one has to log out of the first and then log into the second. I have a Facebook Google gadget on my iGoogle page where the Facebook account I use for family and friends is always on and I don’t want to have to log out every time I might wish to go the other Facebook account I opened to interact with online blogging friends, which I must admit because of the logging in and out I hardly go to and I am still not a great fan of Facebook anyway.
There is a way around this if you wish to have two Facebook accounts available to you. It involves using two browsers. I have six browsers downloaded onto my computer Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Flock. Currently I am using Chrome since Firefox, which has been my favourite browser for years, seemed to have slowed down and for some reason loads the old iGoogle page whereas Chrome is purportedly 30% faster and shows the new iGoogle page with the sidebar which I like.
To have another Facebook account available I can open another browser. I would choose Flock because it is dedicated to social media and login to the second Facebook account. You could not use a Facebook gadget on your iGoogle page as it will conflict with the first one already set up on the other browser, but if you set Facebook as a start page or use another start page like NetVibes and link to your second Facebook account from that it would work or Flock will keep you logged in on its side panel. The reason you have to use two browsers is the SEO in the computer is conflicted if logging into two accounts and therefore you have to log out. In theory, I suppose one could have many Facebook accounts using different browsers.
An oddity of Facebook is that they allow two people on separate computers to log into the same account, I think this is an oversight actually because I am sure it would cause some problems and stalls.
I have tentatively returned to Facebook but what put me off before is the silliness of it. Do you use Facebook and how do you like it? By the way I think this method would work with Twitter as well if you have two accounts, I haven’t tried it though as no one I know outside blogland uses it.
I bet all that is clear as mud.