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Whether you're a current Facebook member or ready to join the world's largest social network, this guide gives you the know-how to get the most out of your experience-quickly and safely. It shows you how easy it is to set up your account, create your profile, connect with friends and family, share photos, join groups for all your interests, and much more. You'll also find helpful tips and inspiring stories from other 50+ users who share how ...

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Overview

Whether you're a current Facebook member or ready to join the world's largest social network, this guide gives you the know-how to get the most out of your experience-quickly and safely. It shows you how easy it is to set up your account, create your profile, connect with friends and family, share photos, join groups for all your interests, and much more. You'll also find helpful tips and inspiring stories from other 50+ users who share how they used the site to keep connected and have a little fun.

You'll find:

How to build your online profile and make an exciting timeline

What you need to know to find old friends and make new ones

Tips for fine-tuning your account and privacy settings to protect your info

Helpful advice about posting, chatting, liking and sharing on Facebook

Ways to update friends by adding photos, videos and music

Steps for creating events, accepting invitations and celebrating birthdays

How to have even more fun by playing around with Facebook's games and apps

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118235942
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 245,278
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marsha Collier is a social media and online business guru. She is the author of Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, eBay For Dummies, and The Ultimate Online Customer Service Guide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 2

Who This Book Is For 3

Conventions 3

How This Book Is Organized 4

Chapter 1 Signing Up and Starting Up on Facebook 7

Registering Your Profile 8

Building Your Profile 14

Setting Your Profile Information's Privacy Level 20

Adding More about You 23

Chapter 2 Finding and Making Friends: Old and New 27

Searching to Find a Friend on Facebook 28

Sending a Friend Request 32

Finding Friends in Other Friends' Lists 33

Accepting a Friend Request 35

The Navigation Bar Gets You Around 36

Connecting to a Facebook Network 39

Chapter 3 Friendly Interactions 41

Updating Your Status 42

Liking or Commenting on a Friend's Status 45

Deleting Updates or Comments 46

Removing Friends' Comments from Your Wall 47

Removing a Tag from a Post 48

Chatting in Real Time through Chat or Video 49

Asking Your Friends a Question 52

Sharing News and Information from the Web 53

Chapter 4 Adding Photos and Videos to Your Timeline 55

Copying Photos from Your Camera or Smartphone 56

Storing Your Photos in the Cloud 57

Uploading Your Photos to the Amazon Cloud Drive 60

Downloading Your Photos from the Cloud Drive 62

Placing a Photo on Facebook 64

Tagging Yourself or Your Friends in Photos 67

Removing Tags and Photos from Your Timeline 69

Deleting a Photo 72

Creating and Editing a Photo Album 73

Sharing a Video or Photo from a Friend's Page 77

Sharing Videos You Find on YouTube 79

Chapter 5 Fine-Tuning: Account and Privacy Settings 85

Customizing Account Settings 86

Making General Settings 87

Selecting Security Settings 91

Setting Your Notifications 93

Managing Apps, Mobile Access, and Payments 94

Facing Facebook Ads 96

Tightening Up Your Privacy Settings 97

Making Item-by-ltem Privacy Settings 100

Chapter 6 Facebook Timeline - Your Virtual Scrapbook 103

Making Your Timeline a Reflection of You 104

Placing Your Cover Image 107

Adding Life Events 112

Changing Your Profile Picture 113

Adding to Your Map 114

Chapter 7 More Conversations via Pages and Groups 115

Recognizing Pages and Groups 116

Finding Facebook Pages to Enjoy 118

Creating Your Own Brand or Community Page 121

Discovering New Groups to Join 125

Starting Your Own Group 127

Customizing Your Group's Look and Feel 129

Chapter 8 Embracing Events, IVlessaging, and Birthdays 131

Accessing Event Invitations 132

Finding Events to Attend 134

Accepting Invitations - Or Not 135

Declining an Event in Stealth Mode 137

Creating Your Own Event 138

Using a Private Message to Talk to a Friend 140

Finding Out When It's Your Friend's Birthday 142

Sending Wishes on Friends' Birthdays 143

Chapter 9 Playing Around with Facebook Games and Apps 145

Finding Games and Apps 146

Finding a Specific Game or App 149

Giving Permissions to Join 151

Controlling App Privacy or Opting Out 154

Video-Calling through Facebook Chat 157

Playing Music with Your Friends 160

Index 161

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