Facebook: The Missing Manual
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Facebook: The Missing Manual

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by E. A. Vander Veer
     
 

Facebook's popularity is skyrocketing, drawing more than 400 million people to this combination online village green, personal website creator, and souped-up address book. But one thing you won't get when signing up is a printed manual. Enter Facebook: The Missing Manual, Second Edition — the witty, authoritative guide you need, now revised and

Overview

Facebook's popularity is skyrocketing, drawing more than 400 million people to this combination online village green, personal website creator, and souped-up address book. But one thing you won't get when signing up is a printed manual. Enter Facebook: The Missing Manual, Second Edition — the witty, authoritative guide you need, now revised and updated to include all of Facebook's latest features.

Coverage includes:

  • Getting started, getting connected. Signing up is easy, but the real payoff comes when you tap into networks of coworkers, classmates, and friends. This book explains it all-including how to pick and choose who gets to see what, and how to steer clear of people you want to avoid.
  • Adding applications. Ranging from silly (fortune cookies and video games) to serious (goal tracking), thousands of mini-programs can transform your Facebook account into an addictive, one-stop resource. Learn how to find and install your favorites.
  • Facebook for grownups and businesspeople. Facebook isn't just for Junior anymore. Thousands of companies and business professionals use the site for everything from project collaboration and advertising to filling (and finding) jobs. This book is written for adults of all ages.
  • Protecting your privacy. Creeps are everywhere online, but on Facebook you can feel especially exposed with so much personal info on display. This book offers an easy-to-follow, multi-pronged approach to staying safe.

Editorial Reviews

Jeff Myers
Facebook [The Missing Manual] is relatively short at 268 pages, but contains a great deal of valuable information for new or confused users. The book is formatted to be user friendly with lots of graphics from the Facebook interface nested in large areas of white space and easily read text...If you're interested in getting the most out of Facebook, I highly recommend Facebook: The Missing Manual; otherwise, you may continue to send me virtual gifts while I ignore your pokes.

— Jeff Myers,

Shannon Hendrickson
For those seeking to become part of the growing Facebook online community, Vander Veer (whose many computer books include PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual and JavaScript for Dummies) explains how to move into the neighborhood and send messages to other Facebook "friends" for social networking and marketplace purposes. She also covers protecting privacy. Further resources, including using Facebook's help section, are appended.

— Shannon Hendrickson,

Graham K. Rogers
One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra.

— Graham K. Rogers,

From the Publisher
For those seeking to become part of the growing Facebook online community, Vander Veer (whose many computer books include PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual and JavaScript for Dummies) explains how to move into the neighborhood and send messages to other Facebook "friends" for social networking and marketplace purposes. She also covers protecting privacy. Further resources, including using Facebook's help section, are appended.

— Shannon Hendrickson,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449380144
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Series:
Missing Manual Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher

For those seeking to become part of the growing Facebook online community, Vander Veer (whose many computer books include PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual and JavaScript for Dummies) explains how to move into the neighborhood and send messages to other Facebook "friends" for social networking and marketplace purposes. She also covers protecting privacy. Further resources, including using Facebook's help section, are appended.

— Shannon Hendrickson,

Meet the Author

E. A. Vander Veer has authored or edited more than a dozen books to date, including "PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual" and "PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual." Her work has appeared in dozens of on and offline publications, including "Byte," "The Writer," "Salon.com," and "CNN.com."

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Facebook: The Missing Manual 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book explains how to use the features on facebook that aren't obvious. Some examples are, how to message people pravately, set up groups, privacy settings and networking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful guide to the joys and (security) pitfalls of Facebook. It is not completely up-to-date on the security issues, but no book could be. They're changing CONSTANTLY. This book gives you enough background to keep up on the changes and protect yourself on Facebook, and explains step-by-step how to set up your account.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just like typing on my nook sooo yea anyone know if this REALLY is a god book?