My Social Media for Seniors

My Social Media for Seniors

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Learn Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Skype, and More!

My Social Media for Seniors helps you learn what social media is all about, and how to use it to connect with friends, families, and more. The full-color book provides a general overview of what social media is and what it does, then offers step-by-step instruction on how to use the most popular social media-- Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter. It also covers other social media, including online message boards and group video chat services such as Skype and Google Hangouts. In addition, the book offers strategies for using social media to find old friends and colleagues, as well as how to use social media safely and securely. Here are a few things you will learn:

What Social Media is and why we use it
What to share and what not to share on Social Media
Using Social Media safely and privately
Comparing the most popular Social Media
Keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook
Sharing pictures and videos on Facebook
Discovering interesting groups on Facebook
Configuring Facebook's privacy settings
Pinning and repinning on Pinterest
Finding other users and boards to follow on Pinterest
Fine-tuning your professional profile on LinkedIn
Connecting with people and businesses on LinkedIn
Tweeting and retweeting on Twitter
Sharing photos with instagram
Getting social on special interest message boards
Playing social games
Getting social with video chats
Using Social Media to find old friends
Using Social Media on your smartphone or tablet
Exploring other social media
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 182 x 230 x 17.78mm | 624g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 078975570X
  • 9780789755704
  • 981,873

Table of contents

Chapter 1 What Social Media Is-and Why We Use It

Understanding Social Media

Defining Social Media

How Social Media Works

Building Social Communities

A Short History of Social Media

Who Uses Social Media-and Why

Why You'll Want to Use Social Media

Chapter 2 What to Share-and What Not to Share-on Social Media

How to Write a Proper Post

Keep It Short

Keep It Casual

Show It If You Can

Posting Things That People Want to Read

Things You Probably Shouldn't Share Online

Ten Things to Avoid When Posting Online

1. Don't Post if You Don't Have Anything to Say

2. Don't Pick a Fight

3. Don't Post Anything That Could Be Used Against You

4. Don't Post Overly Personal Information

5. Don't Gripe

6. Don't Post Personal Contact Information

7. Don't Post Your Constant Whereabouts

8. Don't Post Rumors, Hoaxes, and Urban Legends

9. Don't Post Pictures of People Without Their Permission

10. Don't Post Sensitive Information

Joining a Conversation-or Not

When to Join a Conversation, and When to Bow Out

What to Share-and What Not to Share

When to Tag Yourself-and Others-in Photos

Chapter 3 Using Social Media-Safely and Privately

Is It Safe to Use Social Media?

Smarter Social Networking

Think Before You Click

Think Before You Post

Don't Accept Every Friend Request

Unfriend People Who Aren't Friendly

Keep Your Contacts Private

Don't Download Third-Party Applications

Don't Play Social Games

Configure Your Privacy and Security Settings

Use Strong Passwords

Use Different Passwords for Each Account

Install Anti-Malware Tools on Your PC

Trust Your Instincts

Keeping Your Private Information Private

Chapter 4 Comparing the Most Popular Social Media

Examining Different Types of Social Media

Social Networks

Media Sharing Networks

Microblogging Services

Message Boards

Social Bookmarking Services

Discovering the Top Social Media for Older Users






Chapter 5 Keeping in Touch with Friends and Family on Facebook

Signing Up and Signing In

Create a New Facebook Account

Sign In to the Facebook Site

Sign Out of Your Facebook Account

Finding Facebook Friends

Accept Facebook's Friend Suggestions

Find Email Contacts

Search for Old Friends

Accept a Friend Request

Unfriend a Friend

Reading the News Feed

Display the News Feed

View a Status Update

View Links to Web Pages

View Photos

View Videos

Like and Comment on an Update

Share an Update

Posting Status Updates to Your Friends

Post a Status Update

Post a Link to a Web Page

Post a Photograph or Video

Add Your Location to a Post

Tag a Friend in a Post

Determine Who Can-or Can't-See a Status Update

Chapter 6 Sharing Pictures and Videos on Facebook

Viewing Friends' Photos and Videos

View Photos in Your News Feed

View Videos in Your News Feed

View All of a Friend's Photos and Videos

Share a Photo or Video

Download a Photo

Sharing Your Own Photos and Videos with Friends

Upload Photos to a New Photo Album

Upload Photos to an Existing Photo Album

Upload a Video

Chapter 7 Discovering Interesting Groups on Facebook

Participating in Facebook Groups

Search for Groups

Browse for and Join Groups

Visit a Group Page

Post a New Message

View Group Members

View Group Photos

Upload Photos to the Group

Get Notified of Group Activity

Leave a Group

Following Companies and Celebrities on Facebook

Search for Companies and Celebrities

View a Facebook Page

View Page Posts in Your Pages Feed

Chapter 8 Configuring Facebook's Privacy Settings

Determining Who Sees What You Post

Configure Facebook's Default Privacy Settings

Select Who Can See (or Not See) Individual Posts

Limiting Contact from Other Members

Control Who Can Contact You

Control Who Can Send You Friend Requests

Controlling Tagging

Restrict Who Sees Tag Suggestions in Photos That Look Like You

Limit Who Can See Posts You're Tagged In

Approve Tags People Add to Your Posts

Managing Who Sees What on Your Timeline

Control Who Sees Specific Information

Hide Sections of Your Timeline

Chapter 9 Pinning and Repinning on Pinterest

Getting to Know Pinterest

Joining and Logging In to Pinterest

Navigating the Pinterest Site

Viewing and Repinning Pins

View a Pin

Repin a Pin

Pinning on Pinterest

Pin an Item from a Web Page

Upload a Pin from Your Computer

Creating New Pinterest Boards

Create a Board

View Your Boards and Pins

Chapter 10 Finding Other Users and Boards to Follow on Pinterest

Browsing and Searching for Pins

Browse via Category

Search by Keyword

Searching for People and Boards

Find and Follow Interesting Boards

Find Other Users to Follow

Unfollow a Board

Chapter 11 Fine-Tuning Your Professional Profile on LinkedIn

Signing Up and Logging In

Create a New Account

Sign In to Your Account

Creating an Effective Profile

Edit Your Snapshot

Add a Profile Picture

Add a Summary

Add More Sections to Your Profile

Chapter 12 Connecting with People and Businesses on LinkedIn

Finding New Connections

Search Your Email Contacts

Find Former Co-Workers and Classmates

Sending and Receiving Messages

Read and Reply to Messages

Compose a New Message

Post a Status Update

Participating in Groups

Find and Join a Group

Interact with Group Members

Chapter 13 Tweeting and Retweeting on Twitter

Signing Up and Signing On

Create an Account

Log On to Your Account

Finding Tweeters to Follow

Accept Twitter's Recommendations

Follow Email Contacts

Search for People and Organizations to Follow

Unfollow a User

Viewing Your Twitter Feed

View Tweets

Reply to a Tweet

Retweet a Tweet

Posting Your Own Tweets

Post a Tweet

Mention Other Users

Use Hashtags

Tweet a Picture

Chapter 14 Sharing Photos with Instagram

Getting Started with Instagram

Download and Install the Instagram App

Sign Up for a New Account

Edit Your User Profile

Link to Your Other Social Media Accounts

Following Friends and Family

Find Facebook Friends

Find Contacts

Viewing Friends' Pictures

Shooting and Sharing Photos and Videos

Shoot and Share a Photo

Shoot and Share a Video

Chapter 15 Getting Social on Special Interest Message Boards

How Message Boards Work

Finding Internet Message Boards

Reading and Posting to Message Boards

Read and Reply to Messages

Start a New Thread

Chapter 16 Playing Social Games

Understanding Social Games

Where to Find and Play Social Games


Social Gaming Sites

Mobile Games

Discovering the Most Popular Social Games

Puzzle and Matching Games

Word Games

Card Games

Casino Games

Board Games

Trivia Games

Simulation Games

Sports Games

Brain Training Games

Chapter 17 Getting Social with Video Chats

Understanding Video Chatting

Video Chatting with Skype

Add a Contact

Make a Video Call

Video Chatting with Google Hangouts

Start a Hangout

Create a Group Hangout

Chapter 18 Using Social Media to Find Old Friends

Choosing the Right Social Network

Start with Facebook

Look for Business Contacts on LinkedIn

Participate in Online Message Forums

Searching for Specific Friends

Searching for Friends from Your Hometown, School, or Workplace

Fine-Tune a Facebook Search

Looking for Mutual Friends

Find Friends of Facebook Friends

Looking for Friends in Facebook Groups

Chapter 19 Using Social Media on Your Smartphone or Tablet

Using Facebook on Your Mobile Device

Use Facebook on Your iPhone

Use Facebook on Your Android Phone

Use Facebook on Your iPad

Using LinkedIn on Your Mobile Device

Use LinkedIn on Your Smartphone

Using Pinterest on Your Mobile Device

Use Pinterest on Your Smartphone

Using Twitter on Your Mobile Device

Use Twitter on Your Smartphone

Chapter 20 Exploring Other Social Media

Discovering Other Social Networks

Discovering Social Bookmarking Services

Discovering Media-Sharing Services

Discovering Other Microblogging Services

Discovering Mobile-Messaging Media

Exploring Other Social Websites


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About Michael R. Miller

Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of more than 150 nonfiction 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 Facebook for Seniors, My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, My Samsung Galaxy S6 for Seniors, My Google Chromebook, Easy Computer Basics, and Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner's Guide. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1 million copies.

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