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Facebook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Carolyn Abram

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Chapter 11

Scheduling Your Life with Events

In This Chapter

  • Checking out and responding to events
  • Viewing your event calendar
  • Creating your own events

In the real world, just because all your friends are on Facebook doesn't mean that it's the only place you interact with them. In fact, the people you interact with most on Facebook may be the same ones you see at PTA meetings or at a book club or have over for barbecues. Facebook Events can help you bridge the divide between all the things that happen online and all the things you want to have happen when you're not anywhere close to your computer.

Facebook Events work really well for the same reason lots of other Facebook features work: Your friends are here. You can invite them to events, keep track of RSVPs, and use Facebook to send updates or coordinate participants in an event to help out. Facebook's Event Calendar also helps you keep track of upcoming events and your friends' birthdays.

You're Invited!

The first way you'll most likely find out about an event is through a notification. When a friend invites you to an event, a small red flag appears over the notifications icon in the big blue bar on top. Click the icon to open your notifications menu; then click the invitation to be taken to the event.

A sample event appears in Figure 11-1. The event photo appears at the top of the page, much like the cover photo does on your Timeline. Beneath the event photo is the event's name, host (which can be a person, group, or page), ...

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