My Facebook for Seniors

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This introduction to Facebook has been written with one fast-growing audience in mind: seniors.

My Facebook for Seniors approaches every topic from a senior's point of view, using meaningful examples and realistic tasks.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
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Overview

This introduction to Facebook has been written with one fast-growing audience in mind: seniors.

My Facebook for Seniors approaches every topic from a senior's point of view, using meaningful examples and realistic tasks.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

We’ve identified the Facebook skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!

• Sign up for Facebook (it’s free!) and create a new account
• Find old friends who are also on Facebook
• Use the News Feed to discover what your friends are up to
• Update your friends and family on your current activities
• View your friends’ digital photos—and share your photos with friends and family
• Personalize the Timeline page that your friends see
• Chat privately with friends and family—via text or video
• Find and follow pages from your favorite celebrities and companies
• Discover interesting topic-specific groups
• Use Facebook to schedule and manage real-world events—including birthdays
• Enhance Facebook with interesting apps and fun social games
• Search Facebook for useful information
• Discover how best to use Facebook to keep in touch with your grandkids
• Find out what you should—and shouldn’t—share on Facebook
• Use Facebook on your iPad or iPhone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789751669
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 9/23/2013
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 332,624
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of more than 100 non-fiction books, known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books for Que include My Windows 8 Computer for Seniors, Facebook for Grown-Ups, Easy Facebook, Easy Computer Basics, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, and My Pinterest. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1 million copies.

Find out more at the author’s website: www.molehillgroup.com
Follow the author on Twitter: molehillgroup

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Table of Contents

Prologue Understanding Facebook and Social Networking 3
What Is Social Networking? 3
Who Uses Facebook—and Why? 5
How Does Facebook Work? 7
Chapter 1 Signing Up and Getting Started 11
Signing Up for Facebook 11
Create a New Facebook Account 12
Signing In—and Signing Out 14
Log Onto the Facebook Site 14
Log Out of Your Facebook Account 15
Finding Your Way Around Facebook 16
Navigate Facebook’s Home Page 16
Use the Facebook Toolbar 17
Navigate with the Sidebar Menu 18
Chapter 2 Finding Old (and New) Friends 21
Finding Facebook Friends 22
Accept Facebook’s Friend Suggestions 22
Find Email Contacts 25
Search for Old Friends 27
Look for Friends of Friends 30
Accepting Friend Requests 30
Accept a Friend Request 31
Decline a Friend Request 31
Unfriending Unwanted Friends 32
Unfriend a Friend 32
Display Fewer Posts from a Friend 33
Chapter 3 Keeping in Touch with Friends and Family 37
Viewing Updates in the News Feed 37
Display the News Feed 38
Display Different Feeds 38
Viewing Status Updates 40
View a Status Update 40
View Links to Web Pages 41
View Photos 41
View Videos 42
Responding to Status Updates 43
Like an Update 43
Comment on an Update 44
Share an Update 44
Chapter 4 Updating Friends and Family on Your Activities 47
Updating Your Status 47
Post a Basic Status Update 48
Post a Link to a Web Page 50
Post a Photograph or Video 51
Add Your Location to a Post 52
Tag a Friend in a Post 53
Tell Friends What You’re Doing 54
Determine Who Can—or Can’t—See a Status Update 55
Sharing Content from Other Websites 57
Post Content from Another Site 58
Chapter 5 Viewing and Sharing Family Photos 61
Viewing Friends’ Photos 62
View Facebook’s Photos Feed 62
View a Friend’s Photo Albums 63
Comment On and Like a Photo 64
Share a Photo 65
Tag Yourself in a Friend’s Photo 66
Remove Your Name from a Photo—or Remove the Photo 67
Download a Photo 68
Print a Photo 69
Sharing Your Photos with Friends 70
Upload Photos to a New Photo Album 71
Upload Photos to an Existing Photo Album 74
Editing Your Photos and Albums 76
Edit a Photo’s Description 76
Edit a Photo Album 77
Tag Friends in a Photo 78
Delete a Photo 79
Delete a Photo Album 80
Chapter 6 Viewing and Sharing Home Movies 83
Viewing Videos from Friends 83
View an Uploaded Video 84
Comment On and Like a Friend’s Video 85
View All of a Friend’s Videos 85
Sharing Your Own Videos on Facebook 87
Upload a Video File 87
Edit Video Information 89
Delete a Video 91
Sharing YouTube Videos on Facebook 92
Share a YouTube Video 92
View a Shared YouTube Video 93
Chapter 7 Personalizing Your Timeline 95
Changing the Look and Feel of Your Timeline 95
Change Your Profile Picture 96
Edit Your Picture Thumbnail 98
Add a Cover Image 99
Editing the Contents of Your Timeline 101
Hide and Delete Status Updates 102
Highlight Your Favorite Status Updates 103
View and Edit Your Facebook Activity 103
Update Your Profile Information 104
Add a Life Event 106
Chapter 8 Organizing Your Friends into Lists 109
Creating Friends Lists 110
Add Friends to a List 111
Create a New Friends List 111
Remove a Friend from a List 112
Viewing and Posting to Your Friends Lists 113
View Posts from a Friends List 113
Send a Status Update to a Friends List 114
Chapter 9 Exchanging Private Messages 117
Sending Private Messages 117
Send a Private Message 118
Share a Photo via Private Message 119
Attach a File to a Message 120
Viewing Private Messages 121
Read a Message 121
Reply to a Message 123
Chapter 10 Chatting with Friends and Family in Real Time 125
Text Chatting on Facebook 125
Start a Chat Session 126
Answer a Chat Request 127
Video Chatting on Facebook 128
Start a Video Chat 128
Convert a Text Chat into a Video Chat 129
Chapter 11 Liking Pages from Companies and Celebrities 133
Finding Companies and Celebrities on Facebook 133
Search for Companies and Celebrities 134
View a Facebook Page 135
Following Companies and Celebrities on Facebook 136
Like a Facebook Page 137
View Posts from Pages You Like 138
Managing the Pages You Follow 139
View Your Favorite Pages 139
Unlike a Page 140
Chapter 12 Participating in Interesting Groups 143
Finding and Joining Facebook Groups 143
Search for Groups 144
Join a Group 145
Participating in Facebook Groups 146
Visit a Group Page 146
Read and Reply to Messages 147
Post a New Message 148
View Group Members 149
View Group Photos 150
Upload Photos to the Group 150
Get Notified of Group Activity 152
Managing Your Facebook Groups 153
View Your Group Feed 153
View All Your Groups 154
Leave a Group 155
Creating Your Own Facebook Group 155
Create a New Group 156
Invite Others to Join Your Group 157
Send a Message to Group Members 158
Chapter 13 Attending Events and Celebrating Birthdays 161
Dealing with Invitations to Events 161
Respond to an Event Invitation in Your News Feed 162
Respond to an Event Invitation in Your Notifications 163
View an Event Page 164
Scheduling a New Event 167
Create an Event 167
Edit an Event 169
Cancel an Event 170
Celebrating Birthdays 170
View Today’s Birthdays 171
View Upcoming Birthdays 172
Chapter 14 Using Apps and Playing Games 175
Discovering Apps and Games 175
Browse for Apps and Games by Category 176
Search for Specific Apps and Games 177
Working with Apps and Games 178
Use a New App 178
Play a Social Game 180
Manage Your Apps and Games 180
Delete an App or Game 181
Exploring Popular Apps and Games for Seniors 182
Chapter 15 Searching Facebook for Useful Information 187
Understanding Facebook’s Graph Search 188
Using Facebook’s Graph Search 189
Perform a Basic Search 189
Understand Your Search Results 191
Fine-Tune Your Search Results 193
Extend Your Search 194
Search the Web 195
Searching for Specific Things 195
Search for Facebook Pages 196
Search for Facebook Groups 197
Search for Apps and Games 198
Search for People 199
Search for Local Businesses 200
Search for Books, Movies, and Music 201
Search for Photos 203
Chapter 16 Using Facebook to Keep in Touch with Your Grandchildren 207
How to Engage Your Grandkids on Facebook 207
Make Friends with Your Grandkids 208
Share Your Posts—Selectively 209
Send a Private Message 213
Share Photos and Videos 214
Chat via Text and Video 215
Play Games Together 216
Consider Using Other Social Media 218
Responding to Your Grandkids’ Posts 220
Don’t Criticize 221
Don’t Hijack the Conversation 221
Don’t Respond at All 222
Ignore What You See 223
Five Things Not to Do with Your Grandkids on Facebook 224
Don’t Do These Things 224
Chapter 17 What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Share on Facebook 227
What’s Good to Post on Facebook 227
Post Interesting Information 228
Post Important Information 229
What Not to Post on Facebook 230
Avoid Uninteresting or Unwise Posts 230
Avoid Posting Personal Information 232
Learning Facebook Etiquette 232
Carefully Compose Your Status Updates 233
Know the Shorthand 233
Chapter 18 Keeping Private Things Private 239
Determining Who Sees What You Post 239
Configure Facebook’s Default Privacy Settings 240
Select Who Can See (or Not See) Individual Posts 242
Limiting Contact from Other Members 243
Control Who Can Contact You 243
Control Who Can Send You Friend Requests 244
Controlling Tagging 245
Restrict Who Sees Tag Suggestions in Photos That Look Like You 245
Limit Who Can See Posts You’re Tagged In 246
Approve Tags People Add to Your Posts 247
Controlling Who Sees What on Your Timeline 248
Control Who Sees Specific Information 249
Hide Sections of Your Timeline 250
Chapter 19 Managing Your Facebook Account 253
Changing Your Account Settings 253
Configure General Account Settings 254
Configure Security Settings 255
Configure Privacy Settings 257
Configure Timeline and Tagging Settings 258
Manage Blocked Users 260
Configure Notifications 262
Configure Facebook for Mobile Use 263
Manage Following and Followers 266
Manage Apps and Games 267
Configure Ad Settings 269
Manage Facebook Payments 270
Leaving Facebook 271
Deactivate Your Account 271
Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account 272
Dealing with Death 274
Memorialize an Account 274
Remove an Account 276
Download Content from a Deceased Person’s Account 278
Chapter 20 Using Facebook on Your iPhone or iPad 283
Comparing Facebook on Different Devices 283
Facebook on the iPhone 284
Facebook on the iPad 285
Facebook on Android Devices 286
Facebook Home on Android Phones 286
Facebook on Other Mobile Devices 288
Using Facebook’s iPhone App 288
View the News Feed—and Other Feeds 289
Use the Sidebar Menu 292
Post a Status Update 293
Take and Post a Picture 296
Post a Picture from Your Camera Roll 300
Check In from Your Current Location 301
View a Friend’s Timeline 303
Check Your Messages 304
Chat with Friends 305
Index 309
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