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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A nice book that fills in the blanks

I had just started to explore using my own Facebook account, when I decided it would be a good idea to have a Facebook "fan page" for my office at the college I work at. So, while out at the local B&N, I thought the Facebook: The Missing Manual would help clue me into ...
I had just started to explore using my own Facebook account, when I decided it would be a good idea to have a Facebook "fan page" for my office at the college I work at. So, while out at the local B&N, I thought the Facebook: The Missing Manual would help clue me into how to best utilize the FB website for use with my office, and also help me better use FB for my own use. The book helped for both cases.

The book was a good bridge to understanding how Facebook could be utilized for personal and professional uses. And, without having to explore other websites and "help" menus on FB, the book helped to explain the basics and advanced uses of FB.

Although the book didn't delve into many topics related to "fan" pages, the overall layout of the book and information was useful to figuring out the basics to FaceBook. For those of us in our 40s and beyond, the book is a great bargain and a treasure trove of information to understanding one of the most important social media sites of the 21st century (at least as of 2010, that is).

A nice "starter" book to read about Facebook, although technical issues are probably better hashed out in larger (i.e., more expensive) books, I would certainly recommend the "Missing Manual" book on FB, and many of their other titles. O'reilly overall has a nice little series of books for a plethora of computer and Internet-related topics, and the books are great to for those looking to get an understanding of many "scary" or "alien" tech-related topics.

posted by UncleDennis on March 2, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I don't get it

I got this from the library (thank goodness). I'm not a big Facebook fan, but the rest of my family is on board, so I'm trying to play. This book did NOT help me. It says "go to this place, click on that link" -- if I can find the place, I can't find the link. I'll cont...
I got this from the library (thank goodness). I'm not a big Facebook fan, but the rest of my family is on board, so I'm trying to play. This book did NOT help me. It says "go to this place, click on that link" -- if I can find the place, I can't find the link. I'll continue to muddle along. I prefer software that is clear enough it doesn't require a "missing" manual.

posted by JustMeToo on March 10, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Short and to the point for this Senior

    I refer to it when I'm in Facebook and use it to create more privacy and more fun for the younger family members.

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    Posted January 14, 2010

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