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Facebook for Grown-Ups, Second Edition

Book Description

Facebook started out as a social network for high school and college kids. But now grown-ups like you are getting connected, too — even if you use Facebook much differently than your kids do. If you’re a grown-up looking to join the Facebook bandwagon, Facebook for Grown-Ups is just the guide you need. You’ll learn how to use Facebook to reconnect with  old friends and family members and keep them up-to-date on what’s happening in your life.

Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to open a Facebook account, find new friends, post status updates, and share family photos and videos. You’ll learn how to become a fan of your favorite performers, join a business network, and create your own topic-specific groups. And if you’re worried about privacy, Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to keep your personal information from becoming public knowledge. You’ll even learn how to keep track of what your kids are doing on Facebook — without them knowing it.

This revised and updated edition shows you how to best use Facebook's new Timeline profile page. You'll learn how to customize your Timeline, edit and highlight events, and add your own personal cover image.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. Part I: Getting Started with Facebook
    1. Chapter 1. Welcome to Facebook—It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore
    2. Chapter 2. Signing Up and Getting Started
    3. Chapter 3. Getting Around the Facebook Site
  12. Part II: Facebook for Friends and Family
    1. Chapter 4. How to Find Old Friends—and Make New Ones
    2. Chapter 5. Visiting Friends and Family on Facebook
    3. Chapter 6. Keeping Tabs on Your Kids
    4. Chapter 7. Organizing Groups of Friends
  13. Part III: Keeping in Touch with Facebook
    1. Chapter 8. Updating Your Friends on What You’re Doing
    2. Chapter 9. Exchanging Private Messages
    3. Chapter 10. Chatting with Family and Friends—Live
  14. Part IV: Sharing Your Life on Facebook
    1. Chapter 11. Sharing Family Pictures
    2. Chapter 12. Sharing Home Movies
    3. Chapter 13. Sharing Birthdays and Events
  15. Part V: Managing and Protecting Your Facebook Account
    1. Chapter 14. Managing Your Facebook Account
    2. Chapter 15. Keeping Some Things Private: Managing Facebook’s Privacy Settings
    3. Chapter 16. What to Say—and What Not to Say—Online
  16. Part VI: Doing More with Facebook
    1. Chapter 17. Personalizing Your Profile Page
    2. Chapter 18. Liking Public Pages
    3. Chapter 19. Networking for Business—and for Jobs
    4. Chapter 20. Finding Fun Games and Applications
    5. Chapter 21. Buying and Selling in the Facebook Marketplace
    6. Chapter 22. Using Facebook on the Go
    7. Chapter 23. Exploring Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks
    8. Chapter 24. Connecting Facebook to Other Sites and Services
  17. Afterword: Getting the Most Out of Facebook—for Grown-Ups
  18. Index