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See It Done. Do It Yourself. It’s that Easy ! Easy Facebook teaches you the fundamentals to help you start sharing with friends and family on Facebook, the Internet’s largest social network. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common Facebook tasks. No need to feel intimidated--we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

• Join Facebook and create your ...

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Overview

See It Done. Do It Yourself. It’s that Easy ! Easy Facebook teaches you the fundamentals to help you start sharing with friends and family on Facebook, the Internet’s largest social network. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common Facebook tasks. No need to feel intimidated--we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

• Join Facebook and create your personal account
• Find and follow friends online
• View your friends’ status updates in Facebook’s news feed and ticker
• Comment on and like friends’ posts
• Post your own status updates for your friends to read
• Personalize your timeline profile page
• Upload and share digital photos and videos
• Manage your Facebook privacy--and keep some things private

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789750266
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: Easy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 239
  • Sales rank: 767,984
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 9.93 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

Mr. Miller has written more than 100 best-selling books over the past two decades. His books for Que include Facebook for Grownups, Easy Computer Basics, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, My Pinterest, and The Ultimate Digital Music Guide. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice–as well as his ability to explain a variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.

You can email Mr. Miller directly at easyfacebook@molehillgroup.com. His website is located at www.molehillgroup.com.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: HOW FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL NETWORKING WORK 2
Understanding Social Networking 4
How Facebook Got Started 6
How Facebook Works 8
CHAPTER 2: GETTING STARTED WITH FACEBOOK 10
Creating a New Facebook Account
Logging In to Facebook
Logging Out of Facebook 15
Using the Facebook Toolbar 16
Navigating the Facebook Site 18
CHAPTER 3: FINDING AND VISITING WITH YOUR FRIENDS 20
Finding New Friends 22
Finding Friends via Email 24
Accepting a Friend Request 28
Blocking Unwanted Users 29
Unfriending a Friend 30
Viewing a Friend’s Timeline 32
CHAPTER 4: READING YOUR NEWS FEED AND TICKER 34
Viewing the News Feed 36
Viewing the Ticker 39
Commenting on Friends’ Posts 40
Liking a Post 41
Hiding Posts from Friends You Don’t Like 42
Hiding Posts from Apps and Games 44
Displaying More or Fewer Updates from a Friend 45
CHAPTER 5: POSTING STATUS UPDATES 46
Posting a Simple Status Update 48
Posting a Web Link 49
Posting a Photo or Video 50
Posting a Question 52
Adding Your Location to a Post 54
Tagging a Friend in a Post 55
Determining Who Can View a Status Update 56
CHAPTER 6: PERSONALIZING YOUR TIMELINE 58
Changing Your Profile Picture 60
Adding a Cover Image 64
Personalizing Top-of-Page Elements 66
Hiding and Deleting Status Updates 68
Highlighting Your Favorite Status Updates 69
Viewing and Editing Your Activity Log 70
Adding Life Events to Your Timeline 72
Updating Your Profile Information 74
CHAPTER 7: ORGANIZING YOUR FRIENDS INTO LISTS 78
Viewing Your Friends Lists and Posts 80
Creating a New Friends List 82
Adding Friends to a List 84
Removing a Friend from a List 86
Posting to a List 87
CHAPTER 8: SHARING PICTURES 88
Viewing a Friend’s Photos 90
Adding Your Comments to a Friend’s Photo 94
Sharing a Friend’s Photo 95
Tagging Yourself in a Friend’s Photo 96
Downloading a Friend’s Photo 98
Printing a Friend’s Photo 100
Uploading Your Pictures to a New Photo Album 102
Uploading Your Pictures to an Existing Photo Album 108
Tagging Friends 112
Editing a Photo’s Description 114
Deleting a Photo 116
Deleting a Photo Album 117
Editing a Photo Album 118
CHAPTER 9: SHARING VIDEOS 120
Viewing a Friend’s Video 122
Commenting on a Friend’s Video 124
Liking a Friend’s Video 125
Viewing All of a Friend’s Videos 126
Uploading Your Own Video 128
Recording a Webcam Video 132
Editing Video Information 136
Posting Videos from YouTube 138
CHAPTER 10: TEXT AND VIDEO CHATTING 140
Sending a Private Message 142
Viewing Your Messages 144
Starting a Chat Session 146
Launching a Video Chat 148
CHAPTER 11: WORKING WITH FACEBOOK PAGES, APPS, AND GAMES 150
Liking a Facebook Page 152
Discovering Apps and Games 154
Viewing and Managing Your Apps and Games 156
CHAPTER 12: SHARING EVENTS AND BIRTHDAYS 158
Searching for Events 160
Responding to an Event from a Status Update 161
Viewing the Event Page 162
Creating a New Event 164
Celebrating Friends’ Birthdays 168
CHAPTER 13: KEEPING PRIVATE THINGS PRIVATE 170
What Not to Post on Facebook 172
Controlling Default Privacy Settings 176
Controlling How You Connect 178
Controlling Timeline Posts and Tags 180
Controlling What Gets Shared with Ads, Apps, and Other Websites 184
Limiting Who Can See Old Posts 190
CHAPTER 14: MANAGING YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT 192
Changing Your Account Settings 194
Deactivating Your Facebook Account 198
Deleting Your Facebook Account 200
CHAPTER 15: USING FACEBOOK ON THE GO 202
Navigating Facebook’s iPhone App 204
Viewing the News Feed 206
Posting a Status Update 208
Taking and Posting a Picture 210
Posting a Picture from Your Library 212
Checking in with Your Current Location 214
Viewing a Friend’s Timeline 216
Checking Your Messages 218
Chatting with Friends 220
GLOSSARY 222
INDEX 226
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