As for the OP, I have a 5 year old daughter that I hope to get into comics. I already know an LCS to avoid for this very reason. I have had to go out of necessity in the past and I am always dismissed because of my lawyer garb. We will go to the other LCS, as the workers are far more genuine and helpful.
@ruggedmax: Twitter is easy enough. Hit the Sync My Twitter button under the box where you type your status updates. You'll have to agree to the app terms. Not sure about Facebook, but it seems you can log in with your Facebook account. So log out then log in but hit the Facebook button.
@murderpool: I've held off reading the proper series until the Gauntlet series is completely released in physical form. That way I know what is happening in the current series. It's my highlight every week.