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Sams Teach Yourself Facebook® in 10 Minutes

Third Edition

Sherry Kinkoph Gunter

Sams Teach Yourself Facebook® in 10 Minutes, Third Edition offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute ...

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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself Facebook® in 10 Minutes

Third Edition

Sherry Kinkoph Gunter

Sams Teach Yourself Facebook® in 10 Minutes, Third Edition offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with Facebook.

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Start a new account, build a profile, and start using the new timeline
  • Connect with friends, coworkers, and family members
  • Post status updates and comments, and view news feeds
  • Communicate through posts, messages, and live chat
  • Create a blog with Facebook notes
  • Share photos, videos, and favorite links
  • Add applications to enhance your Facebook experience
  • Share a hobby or interest using Facebook groups
  • Keep track of upcoming events and happenings
  • Create an official Page for a band, business, or other organization
  • Keep connected with Facebook through your mobile device
  • Control your privacy settings and keep your information safe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672330872
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 9/3/2009
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 215
  • Sales rank: 346,629
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherry Kinkoph Gunter has written and edited oodles of books over the past 20 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including Microsoft Office programs, digital photography, and web applications. Her recent titles include Easy Microsoft Word 2010, Craigslist 4 Everyone, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Office 2007, and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Bible. Sherry began writing computer books back in 1992 for Macmillan, and her flexible writing style has allowed her to author for a varied assortment of imprints and formats. Sherry’s ongoing quest is to aid users of all levels in the mastering of ever-changing computer technologies, helping users make sense of it all and get the most out of their machines and online experiences. Sherry currently resides in a swamp in the wilds of east central Indiana with a lovable ogre and a menagerie of interesting creatures. Sherry is also hopelessly addicted to Facebook.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Who This Book Is For 2

What Do I Need to Use This Book? 2

Conventions Used in This Book 3

Screen Captures 3

1 Introduction to Facebook 5

What Is Facebook? 5

Facebook History 6

Facebook Uses 7

Looking at Facebook Pages 8

2 Setting Up a Profile 13

Signing Up for an Account 13

Building Your Profile 19

Accessing Your Account Info 28

3 Connecting with Friends 31

Finding Friends 31

Viewing and Editing Friends 37

4 Finding Help with Facebook Services and Etiquette 43

Understanding Facebook's Terms of Service 43

Facebook Etiquette 46

Finding Help with the Help Center 48

5 Guarding Your Privacy 51

Understanding Privacy and Security Settings on Facebook 51

Controlling Account Access 53

Customizing Your Privacy Settings 54

Reporting Abuse 64

6 Tracking Wall Postings, News Feeds, and Notifications 67

Understanding Facebook Information Flow 67

Managing Your Wall 68

Tracking News Feeds 74

Managing Notifications 76

7 Communicating Through Facebook 79

How to Communicate on Facebook 79

Sending and Receiving Messages 80

Sharing Links 85

Sending Actions and Gifts 88

Blogging with Notes 89

Chatting with Friends 92

8 Sharing Photos 95

Sharing Photos on Facebook 95

Viewing the Photos Application Page 97

Adding Your Own Photos 101

Tagging People in Photos 110

Organizing and Editing Your Photos 111

9 Sharing Videos 115

Sharing Videos on Facebook 115

Adding a Video 116

Viewing Videos 119

Editing Your Videos 121

Recording a New Video 122

10 Joining Groups 127

Socializing with Facebook Groups 127

Finding a Group 129

Joining a Group 132

Starting Your Own Group 135

Managing Your Group 139

11 Tracking Events 143

Events Overview 143

Finding Events 145

Creating Your Own Events 149

Managing Your Events 152

12 Adding Applications 155

Applications Overview 155

Finding Apps 159

Managing Applications 166

13 Understanding Pages 171

Understanding Facebook Pages 171

Finding and Following Pages 175

Setting Up a Facebook Page 177

Managing and Editing a Page 183

14 The Facebook Marketplace 187

What Is the Facebook Marketplace? 187

Navigating Around the Marketplace 189

Looking at Listings 191

Adding Your Own Listing 193

15 Making Facebook Mobile 195

Facebook's Mobile Features Overview 195

Activating Facebook Mobile for Text Messages 196

Sending Text Messages from a Mobile Device 200

Surfing Facebook with a Mobile Browser 201

Uploading Photos or Videos 201

Index 203

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

    I taught myself facebook

    With the help of Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes I was able to leaarn something about this Facebook fad, and try dabbling in it within a day or so.

    It took a bit more than 10 minutes, but then again, I was a complete novice. We haven't been able to get DSL where we live until a few weeks ago. So, we weren't able to get on Facebook because our dial-up was just too slow. Over the years, friend requests piled up, but we weren't able to respond by "befriending" anyone. When we finally got DSL I wanted to learn about Facebook before jumping in. I like to know what I'm doing before making a fool of myself, or getting in some kind of trouble like letting facebook "Friend" everyone in my phone book. This book let me get into facebook without making any glaring errors.

    I would say the book did it's job and was worth the price paid. I'm not an expert by any means, but I can navigate Facebook with some confidence.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    Facebook Facts

    Being new to Facebook, I want/needed to know what I was doing, especially with all the press concerning privacy. This book was immensely helpful in reviewing what needed to be done to stay safe and enjoy the social networking experience.

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