Okay, we have a more "connectional" web site, but how do we use it? First quick tip: you can "friend" someone in the Order who keeps an account on our web site. of course, you can "friend" them on Facebook too (if you both have a Facebook account) but this feature on our web site is strictly within the community. It's personal, private, familial.
To "friend" a sibling, first login with your personal username and password. If you don't have a personal username for the web site, contact the the webscribe to get one. Next, look for the sibling you want to "friend" by using the "Show/Find Members" selection from the user menu on the left-hand side. You can search for the member by clicking on "Search Users" (it's in the upper right-hand corner of the tan-colored area.) Once you find the sibling you want to connect to, click on their name. You'll be taken to their profile page where you'll see their photo (if they've uploaded a photo.) Above their picture are four buttons. The far right-hand button is labelled "Connections." Click this button and "Request a connection." Connections are what our system calls "friends" in Facbook parlance.
Why should you "friend" someone? It's convenient to have quick access to members of your chapter, or your prior, or the General Officers.