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My Facebook® for Seniors

Book Description

This introduction to Facebook has been written with one fast-growing audience in mind: seniors.

My Facebook for Seniors approaches every topic from a senior's point of view, using meaningful examples and realistic tasks.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

We’ve identified the Facebook skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!

• Sign up for Facebook (it’s free!) and create a new account
• Find old friends who are also on Facebook
• Use the News Feed to discover what your friends are up to
• Update your friends and family on your current activities
• View your friends’ digital photos—and share your photos with friends and family
• Personalize the Timeline page that your friends see
• Chat privately with friends and family—via text or video
• Find and follow pages from your favorite celebrities and companies
• Discover interesting topic-specific groups
• Use Facebook to schedule and manage real-world events—including birthdays
• Enhance Facebook with interesting apps and fun social games
• Search Facebook for useful information
• Discover how best to use Facebook to keep in touch with your grandkids
• Find out what you should—and shouldn’t—share on Facebook
• Use Facebook on your iPad or iPhone

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Understanding Facebook and Social Networking
    1. What Is Social Networking?
    2. Who Uses Facebook—and Why?
    3. How Does Facebook Work?
  12. 1. Signing Up and Getting Started
    1. Signing Up for Facebook
    2. Signing In—and Signing Out
    3. Finding Your Way Around Facebook
  13. 2. Finding Old (and New) Friends
    1. Finding Facebook Friends
    2. Accepting Friend Requests
    3. Unfriending Unwanted Friends
  14. 3. Keeping in Touch with Friends and Family
    1. Viewing Updates in the News Feed
    2. Viewing Status Updates
    3. Responding to Status Updates
  15. 4. Updating Friends and Family on Your Activities
    1. Updating Your Status
    2. Sharing Content from Other Websites
  16. 5. Viewing and Sharing Family Photos
    1. Viewing Friends’ Photos
    2. Sharing Your Photos with Friends
    3. Editing Your Photos and Albums
  17. 6. Viewing and Sharing Home Movies
    1. Viewing Videos from Friends
    2. Sharing Your Own Videos on Facebook
    3. Sharing YouTube Videos on Facebook
  18. 7. Personalizing Your Timeline
    1. Changing the Look and Feel of Your Timeline
    2. Editing the Contents of Your Timeline
  19. 8. Organizing Your Friends into Lists
    1. Creating Friends Lists
    2. Viewing and Posting to Your Friends Lists
  20. 9. Exchanging Private Messages
    1. Sending Private Messages
    2. Viewing Private Messages
  21. 10. Chatting with Friends and Family in Real Time
    1. Text Chatting on Facebook
    2. Video Chatting on Facebook
  22. 11. Liking Pages from Companies and Celebrities
    1. Finding Companies and Celebrities on Facebook
    2. Following Companies and Celebrities on Facebook
    3. Managing the Pages You Follow
  23. 12. Participating in Interesting Groups
    1. Finding and Joining Facebook Groups
    2. Participating in Facebook Groups
    3. Managing Your Facebook Groups
    4. Creating Your Own Facebook Group
  24. 13. Attending Events and Celebrating Birthdays
    1. Dealing with Invitations to Events
    2. Scheduling a New Event
    3. Celebrating Birthdays
  25. 14. Using Apps and Playing Games
    1. Discovering Apps and Games
    2. Working with Apps and Games
    3. Exploring Popular Apps and Games for Seniors
  26. 15. Searching Facebook for Useful Information
    1. Understanding Facebook’s Graph Search
    2. Using Facebook’s Graph Search
    3. Searching for Specific Things
  27. 16. Using Facebook to Keep in Touch with Your Grandchildren
    1. How to Engage Your Grandkids on Facebook
    2. Responding to Your Grandkids’ Posts
    3. Five Things Not to Do with Your Grandkids on Facebook
  28. 17. What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Share on Facebook
    1. What’s Good to Post on Facebook
    2. What Not to Post on Facebook
    3. Learning Facebook Etiquette
  29. 18. Keeping Private Things Private
    1. Determining Who Sees What You Post
    2. Limiting Contact from Other Members
    3. Controlling Tagging
    4. Controlling Who Sees What on Your Timeline
  30. 19. Managing Your Facebook Account
    1. Changing Your Account Settings
    2. Leaving Facebook
    3. Dealing with Death
  31. 20. Using Facebook on Your iPhone or iPad
    1. Comparing Facebook on Different Devices
    2. Using Facebook’s iPhone App
  32. Index