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Facebook for grown-ups : [use Facebook to reconnect with old friends, family and co-workers]

Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents a guide for adults on the features of Facebook, covering such topics as opening an account, finding friends, posting status updates, sharing photos, joining a business network, creating groups, and using games and applications.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Miller
ISBN: 9780789749024 0789749025
OCLC Number: 751834931
Notes: Includes index.
Subtitle from cover.
Description: xv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction 1 How This Book Is Organized... 2 Conventions Used in This Book... 3 Get Ready to Facebook... 4 Part I: Getting Started with Facebook 1 Welcome to Facebook-It's Not Just for Kids Anymore What Social Networking Is and How It Works... 8 What Is a Social Network?... 8 Why Do People Use Social Networks?... 8 What Other Stuff Does a Social Network Do?... 10 Who Uses Social Networks?... 11 How Did Social Networks Develop?... 11 Say Hello to Facebook... 12 Things You Can-and Can't-Do on Facebook... 15 Things to Do... 15 Things Not to Do... 16 Why Grown-Ups Use Facebook... 17 2 Signing Up and Getting Started Before You Sign Up... 21 Creating a Facebook Account... 22 Find Friends and Complete Your Profile... 23 Filling Out Your Profile... 26 Selecting Privacy Level... 28 3 Getting Around the Facebook Site What's What and What's Where on Facebook... 31 Signing In... 31 Welcome to the Home Page... 32 Profile Pages... 36 Navigating the Facebook Toolbar... 37 Searching Facebook... 38 Signing Off... 41 Part II: Facebook for Friends and Family 4 How to Find Old Friends-and Make New Ones How Facebook Helps You Reconnect... 43 Why Friends Are Important... 45 Finding Friends with Connections... 46 Finding Friends via Email... 47 Searching for Long-Lost Friends... 49 Accepting Friend Requests... 51 Finding Friends of Friends... 52 5 Visiting Friends and Family on Facebook Catching Up with the Facebook News Feed... 55 Viewing the News Feed... 55 Fine-Tuning Your Top Stories... 58 Hiding Friends and Posts You Don't Like... 59 Displaying More-or Fewer-Updates from a Friend... 60 Hiding Updates from Applications and Games... 60 Commenting on Friends' Posts... 61 Liking What You See... 62 Sharing a Posted Attachment... 62 Subscribing to People Who Aren't Your Friends... 63 Getting to and Getting to Know Your Friends' Profile Pages... 64 Displaying a Profile Page... 64 Navigating a Profile Page... 65 6 Keeping Tabs on Your Kids Making Your Children Your Friends... 71 What to Do If Your Kids Hide from You on Facebook... 72 Viewing Updates Without Being a Friend... 72 Subscribing to Your Child's Updates... 72 Creating a Surreptitious Identity... 73 Using Facebook to See What Your Kids Are Up To... 75 Using Facebook to Contact Your Grown Kids... 76 7 Organizing Groups of Friends Working with Friends Lists... 79 Viewing Your Lists... 80 Understanding Facebook's Smart Lists... 81 Creating a New Friends List... 82 Adding Friends to a List... 82 Reading Posts from a List... 84 Posting to a List... 84 Getting Rid of Unwanted Friends... 85 Blocking Unwanted Users... 85 Part III: Keeping in Touch with Facebook 8 Updating Your Friends on What You're Doing What Is a Status Update?... 89 Where to Update Your Status... 91 How to Update Your Status... 92 Posting a Simple Text Update... 92 Attaching a Photo or Video... 93 Attaching a Link to Another Web Page... 95 Asking a Question... 95 Tagging a Friend in a Post... 96 Deciding What to Write About... 97 Employing "Facebook Grammar"... 100 9 Exchanging Private Messages Understanding Facebook's Messages System... 105 Using Facebook's Email System... 106 Understanding Facebook's Email... 106 Claiming Your Email Address... 107 Reading Your Messages... 108 Sending a Private Message or Email... 110 10 Chatting with Family and Friends-Live What's Chat-and Who Uses It?... 113 Understanding Instant Messaging... 113 Welcome to Facebook Chat... 114 Who's Chatting with Whom?... 115 Chatting in Facebook... 116 Seeing Who's Online... 116 Starting a Chat Session... 117 Managing Your Chat Settings... 118 Getting Real Face Time with Video Chat... 119 Understanding Video Chat... 120 Launching a Video Chat... 121 Integrating Facebook with Skype... 122 Part IV: Sharing Your Life on Facebook 11 Sharing Family Pictures Understanding Photo Sharing on Facebook... 125 Facebook Photo Sharing: The Old Way... 126 Facebook Photo Sharing: The New Way... 127 How Facebook Photo Sharing Works... 127 Uploading Photos to Facebook... 128 Uploading to a New Photo Album... 128 Uploading to an Existing Photo Album... 131 Tagging Friends in Your Photos... 132 Understanding Facebook's Face Recognition Feature... 132 Tagging a Friend's Face... 133 Managing Your Photos and Albums... 134 Editing a Photo's Description... 134 Tagging Friends... 135 Deleting a Photo... 137 Adding a Description to a Photo Album... 137 Deleting a Photo Album... 137 Sharing Photos with Others... 138 Viewing Other People's Photos... 139 Viewing Photos and Photo Albums... 139 Adding Your Comments... 141 Tagging Yourself in a Photo... 141 Sharing a Photo... 141 Downloading a Photo... 142 Printing a Photo... 142 12 Sharing Home Movies The Ins and Outs of Sharing Videos on Facebook... 145 Shooting Videos for Facebook... 145 What to Upload... 146 Editing Your Videos... 147 Uploading Your Videos... 147 Recording a Webcam Video... 149 Editing Video Information... 151 Sharing Uploaded Videos... 152 Posting YouTube Videos... 154 Watching Your Friends' Videos... 156 Watching a Video in the News Feed... 156 Watching a Video on Its Own Page... 158 13 Sharing Birthdays and Events 161 Why You Might Like Events... 161 Searching for and Attending Events... 162 RSVP'ing to Events... 164 RSVP'ing from the Event Page... 164 RSVP'ing from a Status Update... 166 RSVP'ing from an Email Invitation... 166 Creating New Events... 167 Viewing Your Events... 169 Celebrating Birthdays... 170 Part V: Managing and Protecting Your Facebook Account 14 Managing Your Facebook Account Changing Account Settings... 173 General... 173 Security... 176 Notifications... 177 Applications... 178 Mobile... 180 Payments... 180 Facebook Ads... 181 Leaving Facebook... 182 Deactivating Versus Deleting... 182 Deactivating Your Account... 183 Deleting Your Account... 184 15 Keeping Some Things Private: Managing Facebook's Privacy Settings Understanding Facebook Privacy... 189 Controlling Your Default Privacy... 191 Setting Custom Sharing Options... 192 Controlling How You Connect... 193 Controlling How Tags Work... 194 Controlling What Gets Shared with Apps and Other Websites... 195 Limiting Who Can See Old Posts... 197 Managing Your Block Lists... 197 16 What to Say-and What Not to Say-Online How Private Is Your Information on Facebook?... 201 Keeping Private Information Private... 202 How Facebook Uses Your Personal Information... 202 Is It Safe to Use Facebook?... 203 What to Keep Private-and What to Share... 205 How Much Personal Information Should You Share?... 207 Sharing Information with Other Sites... 207 Facebook Do's and Don'ts... 208 Do These Things... 208 Don't Do These Things... 210 Part VI: Doing More with Facebook 17 Personalizing Your Profile Page What Can You Personalize on Your Profile Page- and Why Would You Want To?... 213 Changing Your Profile Picture... 214 Adding a Cover to Your Page... 216 Hiding, Deleting, and Featuring Status Updates... 217 Viewing and Editing Your Activity Log... 218 Updating Your Profile Information... 219 18 Liking Public Pages 223 Understanding Pages... 223 What Is a Facebook Page?... 224 Visiting a Facebook Page... 227 Creating Your Own Facebook Page... 228 Creating a New Page... 228 Customizing Your Page... 230 Selecting Page Elements... 233 19 Networking for Business-and for Jobs Understanding Facebook Networks... 235 Joining Your Work Network... 236 Networking Professionally... 237 Finding Other Business Professionals on Facebook... 237 Managing Your Professional Contacts... 238 Networking via Facebook Groups... 238 Job Hunting on Facebook... 239 Reworking Your Profile... 239 Becoming a Fan of Potential Employers... 240 Asking for a Job... 240 20 Finding Fun Games and Applications Understanding Facebook Applications...243 Discovering Applications and Games... 245 Using an Application or Game... 246 Viewing, Managing, and Deleting Your Applications... 247 Apps for Grown-Ups... 248 21 Buying and Selling in the Facebook Marketplace Understanding the Facebook Marketplace... 253 Shopping for Something to Buy... 255 Browsing the Marketplace... 255 Searching the Marketplace... 258 Viewing an Item Listing... 258 Sharing and Commenting on a Listing... 259 Contacting a Seller-and Buying Something... 260 Selling Your Own Stuff... 261 Listing an Item for Sale... 261 Ending Your Listing... 262 22 Using Facebook on the Go Connecting from Your iPhone... 265 Viewing the News Feed... 266 Posting a Status Update... 268 Posting a Picture... 270 Checking In... 273 Navigating Other Functions... 273 Viewing Friends' Profiles... 275 Checking Messages... 276 Chatting with Friends... 277 Connecting from Other Mobile Phones... 278 Connecting via Text Message... 279 23 Exploring Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks Examining Other Social Networks... 283 Google+... 284 LinkedIn... 285 MySpace... 286 Twitter... 287 Using Third-Party Tools to Consolidate Multiple Social Networks... 288 24 Connecting Facebook to Other Sites and Services Liking and Sharing Pages... 291 Connecting Other Sites to Facebook... 293 A Getting the Most Out of Facebook-for Grown-Ups
Responsibility: Michael Miller.

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In the second edition of this bestseller, Miller offers clear explanations and simple step-by-step instructions on Facebook's new features, and covers Facebook's new photo uploading/sharing  Read more...

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