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Facebook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Carolyn Abram

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Chapter 9

Sharing with Facebook Groups

In This Chapter

  • Sharing and talking with group members
  • Creating groups
  • Adjusting group notifications
  • Editing groups and group members

By now, you've probably individually found and linked yourself to your friends. Hopefully, you've also started sharing with them by posting statuses and photos and links, and you're seeing your News Feed fill up with much of the same. All that is great, but as you share certain things, you may find yourself thinking, “Really, only people from work will care about this article” . . . or . . . “Really, only the people in my parents' support group will find this funny.” Now, you could elect to use Friend Lists to choose who can see these posts. But chances are, you also want those people to talk about it with you. Groups are a way to truly interact with a group of people, almost as though you were sitting in the same room.

Groups can be large or small. They may have very active participants or have many people who just sit back and watch for relevant info. Some groups may involve ongoing forums; others may exist only to achieve a goal (for example, planning a big event), and the conversations will peter out over time. Groups can be open to anyone in the world to join, or they can be more private affairs that require invites to join. This chapter covers how to use the features of groups, as well as the many options that come with using, creating, and managing groups.

Evaluating a Group

When someone adds you ...

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