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Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Book Description

New to social media? This easy-to-use guide will get you started in no time!

Social media is a ton of fun, and this updated guide makes it easy to set up a Facebook or Twitter account to catch up with old friends, communicate with your family, and enjoy your online experience. Printed in large font for easy reading, this book offers hands-on guidance to connecting to the Internet with a computer or mobile device, creating social media accounts and profiles, searching for friends, joining groups, sharing photos and videos, and more.

If you're one of the 100+ million seniors using Facebook or other social media sites, this 2nd Edition of Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies will take you through the entire process setting up your online accounts and taking full control over what you post and see on popular social media sites. It also covers popular sites where you can read and share opinions on entertainment and travel options, view movies and television shows on your computer or mobile device, and even create your own blog.

  • This Second Edition covers new social media options that weren't previously available

  • Take the pain out of working with an Internet service provider, checking e-mail, and staying in touch with your mobile device

  • Make it easy to put your photos on Facebook, create a profile, connect with friends, and add other info

  • Learn how to share the latest updates on Twitter or search for exciting travel destinations on TripAdvisor

  • If you're a senior looking for simple advice on how to use social media sites to strengthen your connection with loved ones—or to reconnect with friends from your past—this hands-on guide has you covered.

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Conventions Used in This Book
        3. Foolish Assumptions
        4. How This Book Is Organized
          1. Part I: Computer and Internet Basics
          2. Part II: Putting Your Face onto Facebook
          3. Part III: And Now, It’s Twitter Time
          4. Part IV: The Rest of the Social Networking Story
        5. Beyond the Book
        6. Feedback, Please
      2. Part I: Getting Started with Social Networking
        1. Chapter 1: Getting Equipped for the Internet
          1. Select Hardware to Match Your Use
          2. Know What Options to Look For
          3. Shop for Your Device of Choice
          4. Browse for a Browser
        2. Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet
          1. Select an Internet Service Provider
          2. If You Must, Set Up a Dial-Up Connection
          3. Choose a Broadband Network Option
          4. Connect a Powerline Network
          5. Connect a Wireless Network
          6. Remember These Rules to Stay Safe Online
        3. Chapter 3: All About E-Mail
          1. Check Out Places to Get Your E-Mail Service
          2. Choose a Web-Based E-Mail Provider
          3. Pick a Pick-Proof Password
          4. Sign Up for a Gmail Account
          5. Add Your Contacts
          6. Compose and Send an E-mail
        4. Chapter 4: Speaking the Social Networking Language
          1. Gather on Facebook
          2. Communicate through Twitter
          3. Video-Chat with Friends and Family on Skype
          4. Get Connected on LinkedIn
          5. See It All on YouTube
          6. Have Your Say on BlogSpot
          7. Share Photos on Flickr
          8. Stream Music on Pandora
          9. Stream TV and Movies on Hulu and Netflix
      3. Part II: Putting Your Face onto Facebook
        1. Chapter 5: Preparing Your Facebook Profile
          1. Sign Up for a Facebook Account
          2. Find Friends Initially
          3. Add Your Personal Information
          4. Upload Your Profile Photo
          5. Confirm You Are You
          6. Fill Out Other Profile Information
          7. Edit Your Timeline Later
        2. Chapter 6: Preparing to Share Info
          1. Get Your Privacy Settings in Place
          2. Meet Your Facebook Home Page
          3. Review Your Timeline Page
          4. Update Your Status
          5. Delete a Status Update or Other Post
          6. Add a Photo to Your Timeline
          7. Adding Timeline Life Events
          8. Share a YouTube Video on Facebook
        3. Chapter 7: Connecting with Friends and Family
          1. Make the Navigation Bar Your First Stop
          2. Find a Friend with Facebook Search
          3. Send a Friend Request
          4. Find Friends in Other Friends’ Lists
          5. Respond to a Friend Request
          6. Making Facebook Lists
          7. Hiding Friends’ Posts
          8. Send Private Messages to Friends
          9. Retrieve a Private Message
          10. Chat with Friends or Video Call
          11. Post Updates on a Friend’s Wall
          12. Comment on a Friend’s Status
          13. Post a Note
          14. Remove Messages from Your Wall
        4. Chapter 8: Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook
          1. Upload a Photo to Your Account
          2. Create a Photo Album
          3. Tag Photos
          4. Untag Yourself in a Photo
          5. Delete a Photo
          6. Upload a Video to Facebook
        5. Chapter 9: Exploring Groups, Events, and Games
          1. Find Your Favorite Things on Facebook
          2. Join a Facebook Group
          3. Start a Facebook Group
          4. Communicate with Group Members
          5. Create an Event Invitation
          6. Review Upcoming Events
          7. Export an Event to Another Calendar
          8. Have Some Fun with Games and Applications
          9. Browse Facebook Apps and Games
      4. Part III: And Now, It’s Twitter Time
        1. Chapter 10: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter
          1. Register with Twitter
          2. Find People to Follow
          3. Upload Your Avatar and Bio
          4. Adjust Your Account Settings
          5. Select a Theme and Set Up Your Profile Page
          6. Set Up Notifications
          7. Your New Twitter Profile
        2. Chapter 11: Conversing on Twitter with Friends, Family, and More
          1. Follow Basic Guidelines for Conversing
          2. Pass Along a Chosen Tweet
          3. Favorite Your Favorite Tweets
          4. Search for Tweeted Topics
          5. Know What to Tweet About
        3. Chapter 12: Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade
          1. Search for Tweeps on WeFollow
          2. Add Yourself to WeFollow
          3. Find Trends and Friends with Twitter Search
          4. Discover What is Trending
          5. FollowFriday, FF, and Other Hashtags
          6. Connect and Chat with People
          7. Keep Track of Hundreds, Thousands of Friends?
          8. View Your Friend Lists
      5. Part IV: The Rest of the Social Networking Story
        1. Chapter 13: Sharing (and Grabbing) Posts, Photos, and Videos
          1. Give Credit When You Share
          2. Make Your Links Short
          3. Share Your Photos on Instagram
          4. Find and Share Videos on YouTube
          5. Pin a Few of Your Favorite Things
        2. Chapter 14: Giving or Taking an Opinion
          1. Find Highly Rated Medical Care
          2. Find Anything (and Its Reviews) on Amazon
          3. Find Restaurants, Shopping, and Nightlife on Yelp!
          4. Register on Yelp to Leave Reviews
          5. Leave a Review on Yelp
          6. Find Hotel Reviews on TripAdvisor
          7. Add a Hotel Review on TripAdvisor
          8. Find a Good Movie on Flixster
          9. Leave a Review on Rotten Tomatoes
          10. Read Between the Lines at Review Sites
        3. Chapter 15: Get Profiled! You Think You Want to Blog?
          1. Answer These Questions Before You Start
          2. Stake Your Claim in the Blogosphere
          3. Register Your Blog
          4. Give Your Blog a Name
          5. Post Your Story with Photos
          6. Set Up Your Google Profile
      6. About the Author
      7. Cheat Sheet