Social Networking for the Older and Wiser: Connect with Family and Friends Old and New

Overview

Social networks enable anyone with a computer and Internet connection to stay in touch with friends and family across the globe, and rediscover old acquaintances.  Social Networking for the Older and Wiser starts with the basics of social networks, before moving onto intermediate topics, all whilst highlighting ways to protect your privacy and keep your details secure.

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Overview

Social networks enable anyone with a computer and Internet connection to stay in touch with friends and family across the globe, and rediscover old acquaintances.  Social Networking for the Older and Wiser starts with the basics of social networks, before moving onto intermediate topics, all whilst highlighting ways to protect your privacy and keep your details secure.

The book is packed with step-by-step instructions on how to use Facebook, Twitter, Friends Reunited, Saga Zone, and other social networks to:

  • Create an account on your chosen social network
  • Reconnect and stay-in-touch with old friends
  • Find others who share your interests and hobbies
  • Share messages and photos
  • Create your own social groups and clubs online

So what are you waiting for?  Join in on the social networking phenomenon that is sweeping the globe!

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Table of Contents

PART I GETTING STARTED.

Chapter 1 Introducing Social Networking.

What is Social Networking?

What You Need.

Overcoming Common Fears.

Summary.

Brain Training.

Chapter 2 Learning the Basics of Social Networking.

Creating Your Account.

Passing the Security Checks.

Creating Your Profile.

Adding Your Profile Image.

Using Your Email Address Book to Find Your Friends.

Logging Out to Protect Your Account.

Learning the Culture of Social Networking.

Summary.

Brain Training.

PART II CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS OLD AND NEW.

Chapter 3 Getting in Touch with Friends Old and New on Facebook.

Creating Your Account and Profile.

Looking Up Your Friends on Facebook.

Receiving Friend Requests.

Interacting with Your Friends on Facebook.

Challenging Your Friends to a Game on Facebook.

Finding Interest Groups.

Organizing a Reunion with a Facebook Event.

Managing Your Privacy.

Speeding up Facebook.

Summary.

Brain training.

Chapter 4 Finding Old Schoolmates at Friends Reunited.

How Friends Reunited Helped Pam Organize her School Reunion.

Creating Your Account.

Adding Your School or Other Place.

Finding Your Former Schoolmates.

Adding Friends to Your Friends Lists.

Adding a Newsflash.

Adding Photos and Videos.

Finding Like-Minded People in Groups.

Creating Your Own Group.

Organizing a Class Reunion.

Managing Your Privacy.

Summary.

Brain Training.

Chapter 5 Using Twitter to Tell the World What You’re Doing.

Famous People on Twitter.

Creating Your Twitter Account.

Posting Your First Tweet.

Finding People to Follow on Twitter.

Sending Replies and Messages to People on Twitter.

Forwarding Messages with “re-tweeting.”

Joining the Conversation with Hashtags.

Sharing Pictures with Twitpic.

Managing Your Privacy and Blocking Spam.

Summary.

Brain Training.

Part III Joining Specialist Communities and Starting Your Own.

Chapter 6 Connecting with Other Seniors at Saga Zone.

Finding Your Bearings on Saga Zone.

Having Fun in the Forums.

Joining in Clubs.

Creating a Blog.

Organizing Social Events.

Making Friends on Saga Zone.

Managing Your Privacy.

Summary.

Brain Training.

Chapter 7 Networking with Other Seniors at Eons.

Taking a Sneak Preview.

Finding Your Bearings on Eons.

Uploading Photos to Your Profile.

Finding Friends on Eons.

Interacting with People on Eons.

Meeting Other Newcomers in Groups.

Finding Other Groups to Participate in.

Creating Your Own Group.

Creating a Blog.

Summary.

Brain Training.

Chapter 8 Finding and Planning Real-World Social Events at Meetup.

Finding Meetup Groups Near You.

Planning to Attend Events.

Sharing Ideas for Events.

Uploading Photos to the Group.

Uploading Files to the Group.

Creating and Managing Your Own Event Group.

A Final Word.

Summary.

Brain Training.

Chapter 9 Creating Your Own Social Network at Ning.

Touring Ning.

Defining Your Purpose.

Creating Your Own Social Network.

Adding Content to Your Network.

Communicating with People in Your Network.

Managing Your Network.

Managing your Privacy.

Summary.

Brain Training.

PART IV APPENDICES AND INDEX.

Appendix A: How to Use Your Web Browser.

Appendix B: Site directory.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Index.

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