A fun and easy social media guide for the over-55 set
People over 55 were the fastest-growing user group on Facebook in the first half of 2009, and they’re flocking to Twitter at a faster rate than their under-20 grandchildren. From basic information about establishing an Internet connection to rediscovering old friends, sharing messages and photos, and keeping in touch instantly with Twitter, this book by online expert Marsha Collier helps seniors jump right into social media.
- Seniors are recognizing the communication possibilities of Facebook and Twitter and are signing up in record numbers
- This plain-English guide explains how to get online, set up a Facebook profile, locate friends, post public and private messages, share photos, create events, follow local businesses and friends on Twitter, create a blog, play games, and more
- Marsha Collier explains every step with the same friendly, comfortable style that has made her eBay For Dummies books bestsellers
Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies supplies everything seniors need to function confidently on these two social media platforms.
About the Author
Marsha Collier is well known for her many books on eBay and eBay businesses, which have sold more than a million copies. Recognizing the power of social media, Marsha has expanded her scope, and was recently named a NOW Award All-Star by the Twitter-focused 140 Characters Conference.
Table of Contents
Part I: Computer and Internet Basics 9
Chapter 1: Getting a Computer Ready for the Internet 11
Chapter 2: Hooking Up to the Internet 27
Chapter 3: All About E-Mail 43
Chapter 4: Speaking the Social Networking Language 61
Part II: Putting Your Face onto Facebook 73
Chapter 5: Preparing Your Facebook Profile 75
Chapter 6: Preparing to Share Info 93
Chapter 7: Connecting with Friends and Family 109
Chapter 8: Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook 131
Chapter 9: Exploring Groups, Events, and Games 145
Part III: And Now, It’s Twitter Time 171
Chapter 10: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter 173
Chapter 11: Conversing on Twitter with Friends, Family, and More 193
Chapter 12: Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade 205
Part IV: The Rest of the Social Networking Story 229
Chapter 13: Sharing (and Grabbing) Photos, Videos, and Music 231
Chapter 14: Giving or Taking an Opinion 253
Chapter 15: So You Want to Be a Blogger? 277
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