Facebook for Dummies

Facebook for Dummies

by Carolyn Abram, Leah Pearlman
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Facebook for Dummies by Carolyn Abram, Leah Pearlman

Facebook is certainly one of the hottest sites on the Web. Not only does it help people get connected and stay connected with family and friends, it is increasingly being used by businesses to connect with their customers. If you’ve thought about getting into the Facebook community, Facebook For Dummies is a great tool to help you maximize the experience.

Written by a pair of Facebook insiders, this handy guide shows you how to create a profile, communicate with friends, play with Facebook applications, and explore the unique ways Facebook can improve your business. You’ll find out who’s on Facebook, how to protect your privacy, how others use the site, and how to tailor the system to meet your needs. Find out all about:

  • Creating a Facebook profile that enhances your real-world relationships
  • Sharing photos and messages with friends
  • Joining networks for your city, school, or work  
  • Managing the amount of information you share
  • Understanding and using synchronous and asynchronous messaging, private and public communication, and active and passive interactions
  • Taking advantage of free and paid ways to use Facebook for business

Whether you want to connect with friends already on Facebook or be the first on your block to join, Facebook For Dummies will smooth the way!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470262733
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/19/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Abram: One of the first Facebook users on the west coast, Carolyn took her English degree from Stanford University (Class of 2006), and decided the best career move was to get paid to be on Facebook all day long. On the Product Team since 2006, Carolyn has managed voice, language, and tone for Facebook, while contributing as an author and manager of the Facebook Company Blog. Originally from Ardsley, New York, Carolyn currently resides in Palo Alto. She boasts the highest ratio of mess to desk at the office. Her hobbies include hiking, writing, enjoying sunshine, mocking her friends, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Leah Pearlman graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Brown University, where she first signed up for Facebook to find out the name of a boy in a class. Typical. She spent two years at Microsoft learning the product management ropes (seriously, there are ropes) before becoming a Product Manager for Facebook. Since joining, she has worked on a wide range of projects including messaging and the Inbox, News Feed, Pages, and Ads. At the office, Leah’s desk is always clean, except sometimes when it’s not, and instead of a chair, she sits on an inflatable ball — she has only fallen twice while people were watching. Her hobbies include snowboarding (though she feels pretentious every time she says it), writing (see previous parenthetical comment), and also playing Ultimate Frisbee.

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Facebook for Dummies 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
McKendree More than 1 year ago
The authors are the managers of the Facebook operation itself. They start the reader off with the basic rationale for the original design - friends you know and trust; people with whom you have something in common as a basis for trust (only three communities: schools or colleges; workplace(s); the one region in which you live and can normally find it easy to talk with someone. The use of photographs and/or stories is simple to use in enhancing your friendships. It's very intuitive. As a second way to make use of Facebook, the authors promote starting and building a business on the internet. You are seeking to establish customers and their repeat business, so you want to know something about their needs and how your business can help (and how Facebook use can help).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I signed up for Facebook, I was seriously unable to use it correctly. I never knew what to share, post, or say. Facebook For Dummies gave me tips easy to follow. I can comfortably share stuff online people like and I'm gaining lots of friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this to be a very good "follow along" book. I would have liked it to have a few additional sections that addressed subjects in a more technical manner - those of us that are in the "slightly-less-than-dummies" category. But it did fulfill it's intent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't find really anything in this you couldn't figure out just as easily on the Facebook site. This is a pretty high-priced book that is not worth the money.
virtual2_0 More than 1 year ago
I haven't yet purchased this book. Before I make my purchase, I would like to know if the content still works with the new updates and changes which Facebook recently made. Would hate to purchase the book only to find that half of the information is no longer valid. ie: Fan/Business pages no longer have their unique look, and other changes. Please advise. Thanks, Eydie :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great source of information for a Facebook novice trying to understand and use the features and applications available on Facebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uh, so many comments by the same person, why?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Facebook is not for dummies you dont have to be a dumkie to have a facebook
GerryG More than 1 year ago
Poor. When I follow the text, what it says I'll see--ain't. What I can do is guess and ask questions of Facebook's Help section, but I certainly can't recommend it for novices. Locate this book in a bookstore, and try it there with your tablet. When the book's failures become readily apparent, quietly put it back on the shelf and rejoice over the money you've saved. To the comment that you can't expect it to be perfect, I say then you shouldn't be writing or publishing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most weird book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can anyone pleas tell me if i can get a way to see facebook pictures and etc on a nook simple touch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zach message me!!!!!!! I mean it!!!!! :L
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shut up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is stupid why would we want to talk to u maybe we fo not like u so there for i got a point...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is a boy i want to search up on facebook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fine watever im outta here *runs out cryin to light*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello write stuff to me and at subject write to taalk talk talk......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont like it/:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the people that do this roleplaying or "nook sex". Or even talk on this, use a nook to read not to get friendsm