My Facebook for Seniors

My Facebook for Seniors

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The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn Facebook--in full color!

Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features, My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world's most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos; play social games on Facebook; and much more.

Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and covering all the most popular tasks.

Here are just a few things you will learn how to do in this top-selling book:
* Sign up for Facebook (it's free!) and create a new account
* Configure Facebook's privacy settings to keep your personal information private
* Find old friends who are also on Facebook
* Use the News Feed to discover what your friends are up to
* Discover how best to use Facebook to keep in touch with your kids and grandkids
* Update your friends and family on your current activities
* View your friends' digital photos--and share your photos with friends and family
* Personalize the Timeline page that your friends see
* Use Facebook to schedule and manage real-world events--including birthdays
* Chat privately with friends and family--via text or video
* Find and follow pages from your favorite public figures and companies
* Discover interesting topic-specific groups
* Enhance Facebook with interesting apps and fun social games
* Search Facebook for useful information
* Find out what you should--and shouldn't--share on Facebook
* Use Facebook on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 680.39g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789754312
  • 9780789754318
  • 865,145

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Signing Up and Getting Started 3
Understanding Social Networking 3
Signing Up for Facebook 4
Create a New Facebook Account 5
Signing In--and Signing Out 8
Log On to the Facebook Site 9
Log Out of Your Facebook Account 10
Finding Your Way Around Facebook 10
Navigate Facebook's Home Page 11
Use the Facebook Toolbar 12
Navigate with the Left Side Menu 13
Use the Right Side Menu 15
Chapter 2 Finding Old (and New) Friends on Facebook 17
Finding Facebook Friends 18
Accept Facebook's Friend Suggestions 18
Find Email Contacts 22
Search for Old Friends 24
Look for Friends of Friends 27
Accepting Friend Requests 27
Accept a Friend Request 28
Decline a Friend Request 28
Unfriending Unwanted Friends 29
Unfriend a Friend 29
Chapter 3 Discovering What Your Friends and Family Are Up To 31
Viewing Updates in the News Feed 31
Display the News Feed 32
Display Most Recent Posts 33
Viewing Status Updates 34
View a Status Update 34
View Links to Web Pages 35
View Photos 36
View Videos 37
Responding to Status Updates 38
Like an Update 38
Comment on an Update 39
Share an Update 40
Chapter 4 Exploring News Feed Posts 43
Posts with Photos 43
Memes 47
Surveys 49
Countdown Lists 51
Links to Other Web Pages 52
Games 53
Chapter 5 Updating Friends and Family on Your Activities 57
Updating Your Status 57
Post a Basic Status Update 58
Post a Link to a Web Page 59
Post a Photograph or Video 61
Add Your Location to a Post 62
Tag a Friend in a Post 64
Tell Friends What You're Doing 65
Determine Who Can-or Can't-See a Status Update 67
Sharing Content from Other Websites 69
Post Content from Another Site 69
Chapter 6 What You Should--and Shouldn't--Share on Facebook 73
What's Good to Post on Facebook 73
Post Interesting Information 74
Post Important Information 75
What Not to Post on Facebook 76
Avoid Uninteresting or Unwise Posts 77
Avoid Posting Personal Information 78
Learning Facebook Etiquette 79
Carefully Compose Your Status Updates 79
Know the Shorthand 80
Chapter 7 Viewing and Sharing Family Photos 85
Viewing Friends' Photos 86
View Photos in Your News Feed 86
View a Friend's Photo Albums 87
Comment On and Like a Photo 90
Share a Photo 91
Tag Yourself in a Friend's Photo 92
Remove Your Name from a Photo-or Remove the Photo 93
Download a Photo 96
Print a Photo 97
Sharing Your Photos with Friends 98
Upload Photos to a New Photo Album 99
Upload Photos to an Existing Photo Album 103
Editing Your Photos and Albums 105
Edit a Photo's Description 105
Edit a Photo Album 106
Tag Friends in a Photo 107
Delete a Photo 109
Delete a Photo Album 110
Chapter 8 Viewing and Sharing Home Movies 113
Viewing Videos from Friends 113
View an Uploaded Video 114
Comment On and Like a Friend's Video 116
View All of a Friend's Videos 116
Sharing Your Own Videos on Facebook 118
Upload a Video File 118
Edit Video Information 120
Delete a Video 122
Sharing YouTube Videos on Facebook 123
Share a YouTube Video 123
View a Shared YouTube Video 125
Chapter 9 Personalizing Your Profile and Timeline 127
Changing the Look and Feel of Your Timeline 127
Change Your Profile Picture 128
Edit Your Picture Thumbnail 130
Add a Cover Image 131
Editing the Contents of Your Timeline 133
Hide and Delete Status Updates 134
Highlight Your Favorite Status Updates 135
View and Edit Your Facebook Activity 135
Update Your Profile Information 137
Add a Life Event 140
Chapter 10 Exchanging Private Messages 143
Sending Private Messages 143
Send a Private Message 144
Share a Photo via Private Message 145
Attach a File to a Message 146
Viewing Private Messages 147
Read a Message 147
View All Messages 148
Chapter 11 Chatting with Friends and Family in Real Time 151
Text Chatting on Facebook 152
Start a Chat Session 152
Respond to a Chat Invitation 154
Add More Friends to a Chat 155
Video Chatting on Facebook 156
Start a Video Chat 157
Chapter 12 Liking Pages from Companies and Public Figures 161
Finding Companies and Public Figures on Facebook 161
Search for Companies and Public Figures 162
View a Facebook Page 163
Following Companies and Public Figures on Facebook 164
Like a Facebook Page 165
View Posts in Your Pages Feed 166
Managing the Pages You Follow 167
View Your Favorite Pages 167
Unlike a Page 168
Chapter 13 Participating in Alumni and Nostalgia Groups 171
Finding and Joining Facebook Groups 172
Search for Groups 172
Browse for Groups 173
Join a Group 175
Participating in Facebook Groups 175
Visit a Group Page 176
Read and Reply to Messages 176
Post a New Message 178
View Group Members 179
View Group Photos 180
Upload Photos to the Group 180
Get Notified of Group Activity 182
Leave a Group 182
Creating Your Own Facebook Group 184
Create a New Group 184
Invite Others to Join Your Group 186
Send a Message to Group Members 187
Chapter 14 Attending Events and Celebrating Birthdays 189
Dealing with Invitations to Events 189
Respond to an Event Invitation in Your News Feed 190
Respond to an Event Invitation in Your Notifications 191
View an Event Page 192
Scheduling a New Event 194
Create an Event 195
Edit an Event 197
Cancel an Event 199
Celebrating Birthdays 200
View Today's Birthdays 200
View Upcoming Birthdays 201
Chapter 15 Playing Games 203
Discovering Facebook Games 203
Browse for Games by Category 204
Search for Specific Apps and Games 206
Playing Social Games on Facebook 207
Exploring Popular Apps and Games 209
Managing and Deleting Facebook Games 210
Chapter 16 Searching Facebook for Useful Information 213
Understanding Facebook's Graph Search 214
Using Facebook's Graph Search 215
Perform a Basic Search 215
Understand Your Search Results 216
Fine-Tune Your Search Results 218
Searching for Specific Things 219
Search for Facebook Pages or Groups 219
Search for Games and Apps 220
Search for People 221
Search for Local Businesses 223
Search for Books, Movies, and Music 224
Search for Photos 225
Chapter 17 Keeping in Touch with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook 227
Are Kids Still Using Facebook? 227
How to Connect with Younger Users on Facebook 229
Make Friends with Your Kids and Grandkids 229
Put Your Family Member in a Special Friends List 231
Send a Private Message 235
Share Photos and Videos 236
Chat via Text and Video 237
Play Games Together 238
Five Things Not to Do with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook 239
Other Places You'll Find Your Kids and Grandkids Online 241
Facebook-Like Social Networks 241
Photo- and Video-Based Social Media 242
Mobile Messaging Media 244
Chapter 18 Managing Your Privacy on Facebook 249
Determining Who Sees What You Post 250
Configure Facebook's Default Privacy Settings 250
Select Who Can See (or Not See) Individual Posts 252
Limiting Contact from Other Members 254
Control Who Can Contact You 254
Control Who Can Send You Friend Requests 255
Controlling Tagging 256
Restrict Who Sees Tag Suggestions in Photos That Look Like You 256
Limit Who Can See Posts You're Tagged In 258
Approve Tags People Add to Your Posts 259
Controlling Who Sees What on Your Timeline 260
Control Who Sees Specific Information 260
Hide Sections of Your Timeline 262
Chapter 19 Managing Your Facebook Account 265
Changing Your Account Settings 265
Configure General Account Settings 266
Configure Security Settings 267
Configure Privacy Settings 269
Configure Timeline and Tagging Settings 271
Manage Blocked Users 273
Configure Notifications 275
Configure Facebook for Mobile Use 276
Manage Following and Followers 278
Manage Apps and Games 280
Configure Ad Settings 282
Manage Facebook Payments 283
Configure Video Playback Options 284
Leaving Facebook 285
Deactivate Your Account 285
Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account 287
Dealing with Death 289
Memorialize an Account 289
Remove an Account 291
Download Content from a Deceased Person's Account 293
Chapter 20 Using Facebook on Your iPhone, iPad, or Android Device 297
Using Facebook on an iPhone 297
Navigate Facebook's iPhone App 298
Read and Respond to Posts 301
Post Status Updates 302
Using Facebook on an iPad 303
Navigate Facebook's iPad App 303
Read and Respond to Posts 306
Post Status Updates 307
Using Facebook on an Android Device 308
Navigate Facebook's Android App 308
Read and Respond to Posts 311
Post a Status Update 312
Using the Facebook Messenger App 313
Send and Receive Text Messages 313
Create a Group Conversation 319
Using Facebook's Paper App 321
Navigate the Paper App 321
Read Posts 324
Create a New Post 325
Index 327
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About Michael Miller

Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of more than 150 non-fiction books, known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books for Que include My Windows 8.1 Computer for Seniors, Facebook for Grown-Ups, Easy Facebook, Easy Computer Basics, Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner's Guide, and My Pinterest. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1 million copies.
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