Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes [NOOK Book]


Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes 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.

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Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes

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Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes 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 and build a profile page
  • Connect with friends, coworkers, and family members
  • Post status updates, comments, and view news feeds
  • Communicate through Wall 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 a professional Page for a business or 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: 9780132121927
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/13/2010
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Sherry Kinkoph Gunter has written and edited oodles of books over the past 17 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including Microsoft Office programs, digital photography, and Web applications. Her recent titles include Craigslist for Everyone, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Bible, and Master VISUALLY Dreamweaver and Flash CS3. Sherry began writing computer books back in ‘92 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

Summary . .11

2 Setting Up a Profile 13

Signing Up for an Account ..13

Building Your Profile..18

Viewing Your Wall . .25

Accessing Your Account Info. . .27

Summary .28

3 Connecting with Friends 29

Finding Friends ..29

Viewing and Editing Friends. .36

Summary . .40

4 Finding Help with Facebook Services and Etiquette 41

Understanding Facebook’s Terms of Service.41

Facebook Etiquette . .44

Finding Help with the Help Center. .46

Summary . .48

5 Guarding Your Privacy 49

Understanding Privacy and Security Settings on Facebook . .49

Controlling Account Access ..51

Customizing Your Privacy Settings 52

Reporting Abuse .. .63

Summary ..64

6 Tracking Wall Postings, News Feeds, and Notifications 65

Understanding Facebook Information Flow . .65

Managing Your Wall .66

Tracking News Feeds . .73

Managing Notifications. . .75

Summary ..77

7 Communicating Through Facebook 79

How to Communicate on Facebook ..79

Sending and Receiving Messages. .80

Sharing Links .. .86

Sending Actions and Gifts. . .88

Blogging with Notes . .90

Chatting with Friends . .92

Summary . .94

8 Sharing Photos 95

Sharing Photos on Facebook . 95

Viewing the Photos Application Page .97

Adding Your Own Photos . .101

Tagging People in Photos ..109

Organizing and Editing Your Photos 111


9 Sharing Videos 113

Sharing Videos on Facebook .. .113

Adding a Video . 114

Viewing Videos .. .117

Editing Your Videos. . .119

Recording a New Video ..120

Summary. .124

10 Joining Groups 125

Socializing with Facebook Groups. .125

Finding a Group ..127

Joining a Group . .130

Viewing Your Groups . 134

Starting Your Own Group .135

Managing Your Group. . .140

Summary. .142

11 Tracking Events 143

Events Overview .143

Finding Events .. .145

Creating Your Own Events . .150

Managing Your Events .154

Summary. .156

12 Adding Applications 157

Applications Overview ..157

Finding Apps. .162

Managing Applications . .167

Summary. 170

13 The Professional Side of Facebook: Pages 171

Understanding Facebook Pages ..171

Finding and Following Pages. . .176

Setting Up a Facebook Page. .178

Managing and Editing a Page . .185

Summary. 188

14 The Facebook Marketplace 189

What Is the Facebook Marketplace? .189

Navigating Around the Marketplace . .191

Looking at Listings . .193

Adding Your Own Listing . . .196


15 Making Facebook Mobile 199

Facebook’s Mobile Features Overview . .199

Activating Facebook Mobile for Text Messages .200

Sending Text Messages from a Mobile Device . .205

Surfing Facebook with a Mobile Browser..205

Uploading Photos or Videos . .206

Summary. ..206

Index 209

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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.

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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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