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My Facebook® for Seniors, Second Edition

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The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn Facebook--in full color!

Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features,¿My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world’s most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos; play social games on Facebook; and much more.

Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers.¿Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and covering all the most popular tasks.

Here are just a few things you will learn how to do in this top-selling book:
• Sign up for Facebook (it’s free!) and create a new account
• Configure Facebook’s privacy settings to keep your personal information private
• Find old friends who are also on Facebook
• Use the News Feed to discover what your friends are up to
• Discover how best to use Facebook to keep in touch with your kids and grandkids
• 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
• Use Facebook to schedule and manage real-world events--including birthdays
• Chat privately with friends and family--via text or video
• Find and follow pages from your favorite public figures and companies
• Discover interesting topic-specific groups
• Enhance Facebook with interesting apps and fun social games
• Search Facebook for useful information
• Find out what you should--and shouldn’t--share on Facebook
• Use Facebook on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device

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. About AARP and AARP TEK
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. 1. Signing Up and Getting Started
    1. Understanding Social Networking
    2. Signing Up for Facebook
      1. Create a New Facebook Account
    3. Signing In—and Signing Out
      1. Log On to the Facebook Site
      2. Log Out of Your Facebook Account
    4. Finding Your Way Around Facebook
      1. Navigate Facebook’s Home Page
      2. Use the Facebook Toolbar
      3. Navigate with the Left Side Menu
      4. Use the Right Side Menu
  13. 2. Finding Old (and New) Friends on Facebook
    1. Finding Facebook Friends
      1. Accept Facebook’s Friend Suggestions
      2. Find Email Contacts
      3. Search for Old Friends
      4. Look for Friends of Friends
    2. Accepting Friend Requests
      1. Accept a Friend Request
      2. Decline a Friend Request
    3. Unfriending Unwanted Friends
      1. Unfriend a Friend
  14. 3. Discovering What Your Friends and Family Are Up To
    1. Viewing Updates in the News Feed
      1. Display the News Feed
      2. Display Most Recent Posts
    2. Viewing Status Updates
      1. View a Status Update
      2. View Links to Web Pages
      3. View Photos
      4. View Videos
    3. Responding to Status Updates
      1. Like an Update
      2. Comment on an Update
      3. Share an Update
  15. 4. Exploring News Feed Posts
    1. Posts with Photos
    2. Memes
    3. Surveys
    4. Countdown Lists
    5. Links to Other Web Pages
    6. Games
  16. 5. Updating Friends and Family on Your Activities
    1. Updating Your Status
      1. Post a Basic Status Update
      2. Post a Link to a Web Page
      3. Post a Photograph or Video
      4. Add Your Location to a Post
      5. Tag a Friend in a Post
      6. Tell Friends What You’re Doing
      7. Determine Who Can—or Can’t—See a Status Update
    2. Sharing Content from Other Websites
      1. Post Content from Another Site
  17. 6. What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Share on Facebook
    1. What’s Good to Post on Facebook
      1. Post Interesting Information
      2. Post Important Information
    2. What Not to Post on Facebook
      1. Avoid Uninteresting or Unwise Posts
      2. Avoid Posting Personal Information
    3. Learning Facebook Etiquette
      1. Carefully Compose Your Status Updates
      2. Know the Shorthand
  18. 7. Viewing and Sharing Family Photos
    1. Viewing Friends’ Photos
      1. View Photos in Your News Feed
      2. View a Friend’s Photo Albums
      3. Comment On and Like a Photo
      4. Share a Photo
      5. Tag Yourself in a Friend’s Photo
      6. Remove Your Name from a Photo—or Remove the Photo
      7. Download a Photo
      8. Print a Photo
    2. Sharing Your Photos with Friends
      1. Upload Photos to a New Photo Album
      2. Upload Photos to an Existing Photo Album
    3. Editing Your Photos and Albums
      1. Edit a Photo’s Description
      2. Edit a Photo Album
      3. Tag Friends in a Photo
      4. Delete a Photo
      5. Delete a Photo Album
  19. 8. Viewing and Sharing Home Movies
    1. Viewing Videos from Friends
      1. View an Uploaded Video
      2. Comment On and Like a Friend’s Video
      3. View All of a Friend’s Videos
    2. Sharing Your Own Videos on Facebook
      1. Upload a Video File
      2. Edit Video Information
      3. Delete a Video
    3. Sharing YouTube Videos on Facebook
      1. Share a YouTube Video
      2. View a Shared YouTube Video
  20. 9. Personalizing Your Profile and Timeline
    1. Changing the Look and Feel of Your Timeline
      1. Change Your Profile Picture
      2. Edit Your Picture Thumbnail
      3. Add a Cover Image
    2. Editing the Contents of Your Timeline
      1. Hide and Delete Status Updates
      2. Highlight Your Favorite Status Updates
      3. View and Edit Your Facebook Activity
      4. Update Your Profile Information
      5. Add a Life Event
  21. 10. Exchanging Private Messages
    1. Sending Private Messages
      1. Send a Private Message
      2. Share a Photo via Private Message
      3. Attach a File to a Message
    2. Viewing Private Messages
      1. Read a Message
      2. View All Messages
  22. 11. Chatting with Friends and Family in Real Time
    1. Text Chatting on Facebook
      1. Start a Chat Session
      2. Respond to a Chat Invitation
      3. Add More Friends to a Chat
    2. Video Chatting on Facebook
      1. Start a Video Chat
  23. 12. Liking Pages from Companies and Public Figures
    1. Finding Companies and Public Figures on Facebook
      1. Search for Companies and Public Figures
      2. View a Facebook Page
    2. Following Companies and Public Figures on Facebook
      1. Like a Facebook Page
      2. View Posts in Your Pages Feed
    3. Managing the Pages You Follow
      1. View Your Favorite Pages
      2. Unlike a Page
  24. 13. Participating in Alumni and Nostalgia Groups
    1. Finding and Joining Facebook Groups
      1. Search for Groups
      2. Browse for Groups
      3. Join a Group
    2. Participating in Facebook Groups
      1. Visit a Group Page
      2. Read and Reply to Messages
      3. Post a New Message
      4. View Group Members
      5. View Group Photos
      6. Upload Photos to the Group
      7. Get Notified of Group Activity
      8. Leave a Group
    3. Creating Your Own Facebook Group
      1. Create a New Group
      2. Invite Others to Join Your Group
      3. Send a Message to Group Members
  25. 14. Attending Events and Celebrating Birthdays
    1. Dealing with Invitations to Events
      1. Respond to an Event Invitation in Your News Feed
      2. Respond to an Event Invitation in Your Notifications
      3. View an Event Page
    2. Scheduling a New Event
      1. Create an Event
      2. Edit an Event
      3. Cancel an Event
    3. Celebrating Birthdays
      1. View Today’s Birthdays
      2. View Upcoming Birthdays
  26. 15. Playing Games
    1. Discovering Facebook Games
      1. Browse for Games by Category
      2. Search for Specific Apps and Games
    2. Playing Social Games on Facebook
    3. Exploring Popular Apps and Games
    4. Managing and Deleting Facebook Games
  27. 16. Searching Facebook for Useful Information
    1. Understanding Facebook’s Graph Search
    2. Using Facebook’s Graph Search
      1. Perform a Basic Search
      2. Understand Your Search Results
      3. Fine-Tune Your Search Results
    3. Searching for Specific Things
      1. Search for Facebook Pages or Groups
      2. Search for Games and Apps
      3. Search for People
      4. Search for Local Businesses
      5. Search for Books, Movies, and Music
      6. Search for Photos
  28. 17. Keeping in Touch with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook
    1. Are Kids Still Using Facebook?
    2. How to Connect with Younger Users on Facebook
      1. Make Friends with Your Kids and Grandkids
      2. Put Your Family Members in a Special Friends List
      3. Send a Private Message
      4. Share Photos and Videos
      5. Chat via Text and Video
      6. Play Games Together
    3. Five Things Not to Do with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook
    4. Other Places You’ll Find Your Kids and Grandkids Online
      1. Facebook-Like Social Networks
      2. Photo- and Video-Based Social Media
      3. Mobile Messaging Media
  29. 18. Managing Your Privacy on Facebook
    1. Determining Who Sees What You Post
      1. Configure Facebook’s Default Privacy Settings
      2. Select Who Can See (or Not See) Individual Posts
    2. Limiting Contact from Other Members
      1. Control Who Can Contact You
      2. Control Who Can Send You Friend Requests
    3. Controlling Tagging
      1. Restrict Who Sees Tag Suggestions in Photos That Look Like You
      2. Limit Who Can See Posts You’re Tagged In
      3. Approve Tags People Add to Your Posts
    4. Controlling Who Sees What on Your Timeline
      1. Control Who Sees Specific Information
      2. Hide Sections of Your Timeline
  30. 19. Managing Your Facebook Account
    1. Changing Your Account Settings
      1. Configure General Account Settings
      2. Configure Security Settings
      3. Configure Privacy Settings
      4. Configure Timeline and Tagging Settings
      5. Manage Blocked Users
      6. Configure Notifications
      7. Configure Facebook for Mobile Use
      8. Manage Following and Followers
      9. Manage Apps and Games
      10. Configure Ad Settings
      11. Manage Facebook Payments
      12. Configure Video Playback Options
    2. Leaving Facebook
      1. Deactivate Your Account
      2. Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account
    3. Dealing with Death
      1. Memorialize an Account
      2. Remove an Account
      3. Download Content from a Deceased Person’s Account
  31. 20. Using Facebook on Your iPhone, iPad, or Android Device
    1. Using Facebook on an iPhone
      1. Navigate Facebook’s iPhone App
      2. Read and Respond to Posts
      3. Post Status Updates
    2. Using Facebook on an iPad
      1. Navigate Facebook’s iPad App
      2. Read and Respond to Posts
      3. Post Status Updates
    3. Using Facebook on an Android Device
      1. Navigate Facebook’s Android App
      2. Read and Respond to Posts
      3. Post a Status Update
    4. Using the Facebook Messenger App
      1. Send and Receive Text Messages
      2. Create a Group Conversation
    5. Using Facebook’s Paper App
      1. Navigate the Paper App
      2. Read Posts
      3. Create a New Post
  32. Index