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My Facebook® for Seniors, Third 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
• Use Facebook on your computer, smartphone, or tablet
• 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
• Use the Facebook Messenger app to text your Facebook friends
• 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
• Find out what you should—and shouldn’t—share on Facebook

Table of Contents

  1. About This E-Book
  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. Getting to Know Facebook on the Web
    1. Understanding Social Networking
    2. Signing Up for Facebook from Your Computer
      1. Create a New Facebook Account
    3. Signing In—and Out—of the Facebook Website
      1. Log On to the Facebook Site
      2. Log Out of Your Facebook Account
    4. Finding Your Way Around the Facebook Website
      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. Getting to Know Facebook’s Mobile App
    1. Using Facebook’s iPhone App
      1. Navigate Facebook’s iPhone App
    2. Using Facebook’s iPad App
      1. Navigate Facebook’s iPad App
    3. Using Facebook’s Android App
      1. Navigate Facebook’s Android App
  14. 3. Finding Friends on Facebook
    1. Finding Facebook Friends
      1. Find Friends in the Facebook Mobile App
      2. Find Friends on the Facebook Website
      3. Look for Friends of Friends
    2. Accepting or Declining Friend Requests
      1. Accept or Decline a Friend Request in the Facebook Mobile App
      2. Accept or Decline a Friend Request on the Facebook Website
      3. Unfriend a Friend
  15. 4. Personalizing Your Profile and Timeline
    1. Viewing Your Timeline
      1. Access Your Timeline in the Facebook Mobile App
      2. Access Your Timeline on the Facebook Website
    2. Changing the Look and Feel of Your Timeline
      1. Change Your Profile Picture from the Facebook Mobile App
      2. Change Your Profile Picture from the Facebook Website
      3. Add a Cover Image from the Facebook Mobile App
      4. Add a Cover Image on the Facebook Website
    3. Editing the Contents of Your Timeline
      1. Update Your Profile Information
      2. Hide and Delete Status Updates
      3. View and Edit Your Facebook Activity
  16. 5. Discovering What Your Friends and Family Are Up To
    1. Viewing Status Updates in the Facebook Mobile App
      1. Display the Newsfeed
      2. View a Status Update
      3. View Links to Web Pages
      4. View Photos
      5. View Videos
      6. Like an Update
      7. Comment on an Update
      8. Share an Update
    2. Viewing Status Updates on the Facebook Website
      1. Display the News Feed
      2. Display Most Recent Posts
      3. View a Status Update
      4. View Links to Web Pages
      5. View Photos
      6. View Videos
      7. Like an Update
      8. Comment on an Update
      9. Share an Update
    3. Personalizing Your News Feed
      1. Configure News Feed Preferences
  17. 6. Exploring What Others Are Talking About
    1. Posts with Photos
    2. Memes
    3. Surveys
    4. Countdown Lists
    5. Links to Other Web Pages
    6. Games
    7. Facebook-Generated Content
    8. Trending Topics
  18. 7. Updating Friends and Family on Your Activities
    1. Updating Your Status
      1. Post a Status Update from the Facebook Mobile App
      2. Post a Status Update on the Facebook Website
      3. Post a Link to a Web Page
      4. Post a Photograph or Video
      5. Add Your Location to a Post
      6. Tag a Friend in a Post
      7. Tell Friends What You’re Doing—or How You’re Feeling
      8. Determine Who Can—or Can’t—See a Status Update
    2. Sharing Content from Other Websites
      1. Post Content from Another Site
  19. 8. 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
  20. 9. 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 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
  21. 10. Viewing and Sharing Photos and Videos
    1. Viewing Friends’ Photos and Videos
      1. View Photos in Your News Feed
      2. View a Video in Your News Feed
      3. View a Friend’s Photo Albums
      4. View All of a Friend’s Videos
      5. Tag Yourself in a Friend’s Photo
      6. Download a Photo
    2. Sharing Your Photos and Videos with Friends
      1. Share a Photo or Video in a Status Update on the Facebook Website
      2. Share a Photo or Video from Your Mobile Phone
      3. Upload Photos to a New Photo Album
      4. Upload Photos to an Existing Photo Album
      5. Delete a Photo
      6. Delete a Photo Album
      7. Share a YouTube Video
  22. 11. Chatting in Real Time—via Text or Video
    1. Exchanging Text Messages on the Facebook Website
      1. Send a Text Message
      2. Read a Message
      3. View All Messages
    2. Mobile Messaging with the Messenger App
      1. Send and Receive Text Messages
      2. Create a Group Conversation
    3. Video Chatting on Facebook
      1. Chat from the Messenger App
      2. Chat from the Facebook Website
  23. 12. Liking Pages from Companies and Public Figures
    1. Finding and Following Companies and Public Figures
      1. Search for Companies and Public Figures
      2. View and Like a Facebook Page
      3. View Page Posts in Your Pages Feed
    2. Managing the Pages You Follow
      1. View Your Favorite Pages
      2. Unlike a Page
  24. 13. Participating in Interesting Facebook 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 Posts
      3. Create a New Post
      4. View Group Members
      5. View Group Photos
      6. Get Notified of Group Activity
      7. Leave a Group
    3. Using Groups to Reconnect with Old Friends
  25. 14. Attending Events and Celebrating Birthdays
    1. Dealing with Invitations to Events
      1. Respond to an Event Invitation
      2. View an Event Page
    2. Scheduling a New Event
      1. Create an Event
      2. Invite Friends to Your Event
      3. Edit or Cancel an Event
    3. Celebrating Birthdays
      1. View Upcoming Birthdays
  26. 15. Playing Games
    1. Discovering Facebook Games
      1. Find Games on the Facebook Website
      2. Play a Facebook Game
    2. Managing and Deleting Facebook Games
  27. 16. 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. Share Photos and Videos
      4. Chat via Text and Video
      5. Play Games Together
    3. Five Things Not to Do with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook
  28. 17. Managing Your Facebook Account—Even When You’re Gone
    1. Changing Your Account Settings
      1. Access Account Settings on the Facebook Website
      2. Access Account Settings in the Facebook Mobile App
      3. Configure Specific Settings
    2. Leaving Facebook
      1. Deactivate Your Account
      2. Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account
    3. Dealing with Death
      1. Memorialize an Account
      2. Name a Legacy Contact
      3. Remove an Account
      4. Download Content from a Deceased Person’s Account
  29. 18. Discovering Facebook’s Other Apps
    1. Using the Moments App
      1. View and Share Suggested Moments
      2. Create a New Moment
      3. Request Photos from a Friend
    2. Using Facebook’s Windows 10 App
      1. Navigate Facebook’s Windows 10 App
  30. A. Glossary
  31. Index