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Social Networking Spaces: From Facebook to Twitter and Everything In Between (Beginning)

Book Description

What the heck is Facebook? Twitter? Blogging? This book answers these questions and explains how to use a variety of social networking sites to keep in touch, stay in business, and have fun.

This book covers the main social networking "spaces," and introduces some of the ways people are enjoying them within a family or business context. It includes information on posting pictures, using add-ons, and working with Facebook and LinkedIn groups. It also covers the phenomenon of Twitter, including how it has grown and the road ahead.

This book also covers how you can use the various networks together, such as sending a Twitter message that updates your Facebook status, or exporting your LinkedIn contact list and using it to invite people to Facebook. It also includes discussion of how to use social networks for both personal and business use, and how to keep them separate.

  • How to use Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites for family, friends, and business

  • How to make your sites talk to each other

  • How to make the most of social networking and stay out of trouble

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Reviewer
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. 0.1. Life Stories
    2. 0.2. Facebook/Twitter
    3. 0.3. Blogger
    4. 0.4. Flickr
    5. 0.5. YouTube
    6. 0.6. LinkedIn
    7. 0.7. MySpace
    8. 0.8. Meetup, Ning, and Second Life
    9. 0.9. Going Global
    10. 0.10. Kahonua/RGB
    11. 0.11. CFTW
    12. 0.12. www.snspaces.com
  6. 1. Carpe Diem! Capture, Preserve, and Share Your Adventures on Social Networks
    1. 1.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 1.2. Introduction
    3. 1.3. Disclaimer: Feedback, Participation Desired
    4. 1.4. Sharing Stories from Your Life on Social Networks
    5. 1.5. Dr. Fun's Prescription: Capture, Preserve, and Share
      1. 1.5.1. Preserve
      2. 1.5.2. Bad News: Social Networks Aren't Eternal or All Powerful
      3. 1.5.3. Good News: Personal Digital Archaeology
    6. 1.6. Social Network Roadmap: Back It Up, or Capture, Preserve, and Share
      1. 1.6.1. Facebook
      2. 1.6.2. Twitter
      3. 1.6.3. Blogs/Blogger/Google Tools
      4. 1.6.4. Flickr
      5. 1.6.5. YouTube
      6. 1.6.6. Ning
      7. 1.6.7. Second Life
      8. 1.6.8. MySpace
      9. 1.6.9. Meetup
    7. 1.7. The Story of Personal Digital Archaeology
      1. 1.7.1. Conversation and Community
    8. 1.8. The Life Story Suitcase
      1. 1.8.1. The Story of Lifestorysuitcase.com
      2. 1.8.2. Meet CFTW
      3. 1.8.3. Meet MakeAByte
      4. 1.8.4. Life Story Suitcase: A Sneak Peek
        1. 1.8.4.1. A Visual Tour
          1. 1.8.4.1.1. Capture
          2. 1.8.4.1.2. Preserve
          3. 1.8.4.1.3. Share
    9. 1.9. 2069.us
    10. 1.10. The Importance of Sharing Your Stories
    11. 1.11. Conclusion
  7. 2. What the Heck Is Facebook?
    1. 2.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 2.2. Introduction
      1. 2.2.1. Facebook Friends
      2. 2.2.2. Status
      3. 2.2.3. Chat
      4. 2.2.4. Why Facebook?
        1. 2.2.4.1. Keeping in Touch, Catching Up, and Show-and-Tell
        2. 2.2.4.2. Life Stories
        3. 2.2.4.3. Career Networking
        4. 2.2.4.4. Have Fun, but Don't Burn Out
    3. 2.3. Understanding Facebook
      1. 2.3.1. Writing on the Wall
      2. 2.3.2. Photos
      3. 2.3.3. Profile
      4. 2.3.4. Swimming in the Stream: News Feed
      5. 2.3.5. Hide and Seek with the "Hide" Function
      6. 2.3.6. Facebook Applications
        1. 2.3.6.1. Games
        2. 2.3.6.2. Groups
    4. 2.4. Links
    5. 2.5. Q/A
    6. 2.6. Conclusion
  8. 3. Getting Started with Facebook
    1. 3.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 3.2. Introduction
    3. 3.3. Joining
      1. 3.3.1. Filling Out Your Profile
      2. 3.3.2. Searching for Friends
      3. 3.3.3. Exploring Friends' Profiles and Photos
        1. 3.3.3.1. Leaving a Message on Someone's Wall
        2. 3.3.3.2. Leaving a Link on a Friend's Wall
        3. 3.3.3.3. Exploring and Commenting on Pictures
        4. 3.3.3.4. Exploring Friends' Pages and Becoming a Fan
      4. 3.3.4. Posts and Privacy
        1. 3.3.4.1. Post Privacy
        2. 3.3.4.2. Controlling Who Sees Your Friends' Wall Posts
      5. 3.3.5. Exploring Groups
    4. 3.4. Tips and Tricks
      1. 3.4.1. Sharing a Link
      2. 3.4.2. Hide and Seek with the Hide Function: One of the Most Important Things to Learn on Facebook
      3. 3.4.3. Changing Your Profile Picture
      4. 3.4.4. Adjusting General Privacy Settings
      5. 3.4.5. Facebook Messages and Notifications
      6. 3.4.6. Help!
    5. 3.5. Trying Applications
      1. 3.5.1. Browsing Applications
      2. 3.5.2. Trying an Application: Scrabble
    6. 3.6. Q/A
    7. 3.7. Conclusion
  9. 4. Capturing Your Story on Facebook
    1. 4.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 4.2. Introduction
    3. 4.3. Photos
      1. 4.3.1. Creating a Photo Album
      2. 4.3.2. Uploading Photos
        1. 4.3.2.1. The Uploader
        2. 4.3.2.2. The Simple Uploader
        3. 4.3.2.3. Publishing Your Album
      3. 4.3.3. Sharing an Album (or Individual Pictures)
      4. 4.3.4. Organizing Photos
      5. 4.3.5. Sharing Photos with a Facebook Group
      6. 4.3.6. More Ways to Upload
        1. 4.3.6.1. Facebook for Your Phone
    4. 4.4. Video
      1. 4.4.1. Adding the Video Tab to Your Profile
      2. 4.4.2. Uploading Videos
      3. 4.4.3. Sharing Videos
    5. 4.5. Notes
      1. 4.5.1. Adding the Notes Tab to Your Profile
      2. 4.5.2. Making a Note
    6. 4.6. Q/A
    7. 4.7. Conclusion
  10. 5. Branching Out: Facebook Pages and Facebook Advertising
    1. 5.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 5.2. Introduction
    3. 5.3. Understanding Facebook Pages
    4. 5.4. Understanding Facebook Ads
    5. 5.5. Creating Facebook Pages
      1. 5.5.1. Publishing the Page
      2. 5.5.2. Getting Help!
      3. 5.5.3. Additional Fun
      4. 5.5.4. Linking to Twitter
    6. 5.6. Accessing, Editing, and Expanding Your Facebook Page
      1. 5.6.1. Editing a Page
      2. 5.6.2. Facebook Page Promotion
    7. 5.7. Facebook Advertising
      1. 5.7.1. The Ad
      2. 5.7.2. Ad Design
        1. 5.7.2.1. Scenario: Advertising a Facebook Group
        2. 5.7.2.2. Scenario: Advertising an External Site
    8. 5.8. Advertising a Facebook Page
      1. 5.8.1. Targeting Choices
      2. 5.8.2. Campaigns, Pricing, and Bidding
      3. 5.8.3. Review and Payment
      4. 5.8.4. Ad Launch
      5. 5.8.5. For Further Reading
    9. 5.9. Q/A
    10. 5.10. Conclusion
  11. 6. What the Heck Is Twitter?
    1. 6.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 6.2. Introduction
      1. 6.2.1. Decoding a Tweet
    3. 6.3. Signing Up and Getting Started
      1. 6.3.1. Following Someone
      2. 6.3.2. Another Way to Follow Someone
      3. 6.3.3. Adding a Profile Icon
      4. 6.3.4. Creating a Profile Icon on www.PicResize.com
    4. 6.4. Making Your First Tweet
      1. 6.4.1. Checking on Your Followers
    5. 6.5. Q/A
    6. 6.6. Conclusion
  12. 7. Making the Most of Your Tweets
    1. 7.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 7.2. Introduction
    3. 7.3. Tweeting Within Budget
      1. 7.3.1. TinyURL.com
      2. 7.3.2. Making a Short URL with a Custom Alias
      3. 7.3.3. Other URL Shorteners
      4. 7.3.4. Luke Skywalker, I Am Your Father: The Dark Side of URL Shorteners
      5. 7.3.5. Texting Refresher
      6. 7.3.6. Using Twitter on Your Cell Phone or Mobile Device
    4. 7.4. Re-tweeting
    5. 7.5. Twitter Goodies
    6. 7.6. Adding a Twitter Search Widget to a Blogger/Blogspot Blog
    7. 7.7. Connecting Twitter to Facebook
    8. 7.8. Last but Not Least: Direct Messages
    9. 7.9. Q/A
    10. 7.10. Conclusion
  13. 8. What the Heck Is a Blog?
    1. 8.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 8.2. Introduction
    3. 8.3. Now, Back to Our Show
    4. 8.4. Creating Your Own Blog with Google's Blogger
      1. 8.4.1. Blogger and Wordpress
    5. 8.5. Q/A
    6. 8.6. Conclusion
  14. 9. Designing and Sharing Your Blog
    1. 9.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 9.2. Introduction
    3. 9.3. Uploading Pictures
      1. 9.3.1. Shuffling Pictures
      2. 9.3.2. Cutting and Pasting Pictures into Place
    4. 9.4. Customizing Your Blog
      1. 9.4.1. Changing the Profile Picture
      2. 9.4.2. Rearranging Elements on the Blog
      3. 9.4.3. Changing the Template
      4. 9.4.4. Fonts and Colors
    5. 9.5. Sharing Your Blog on E-mail, Twitter, or Facebook
      1. 9.5.1. Adding Your Blog Address to Your Facebook Profile
    6. 9.6. Making a Private Blog
    7. 9.7. Q/A
    8. 9.8. Conclusion
  15. 10. Using Flickr to Share Pictures
    1. 10.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 10.2. Introduction
    3. 10.3. Getting Started: Searching Flickr
    4. 10.4. Taking a Tour
    5. 10.5. Creating an Account
    6. 10.6. Getting Started on Flickr
      1. 10.6.1. Getting Back Home
    7. 10.7. Yahoo
    8. 10.8. Q/A
    9. 10.9. Conclusion
  16. 11. Watching and Sharing Video on Youtube
    1. 11.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 11.2. Introduction
    3. 11.3. Some Pointers on Watching YouTube Videos
    4. 11.4. Browsing on YouTube
    5. 11.5. Creating a YouTube Account
      1. 11.5.1. Setting Your Age Not to Display
      2. 11.5.2. Help with Learning YouTube and Resources for Parents
    6. 11.6. Uploading Videos on YouTube
      1. 11.6.1. Facebook vs. YouTube
      2. 11.6.2. Getting Started
      3. 11.6.3. Sharing on Facebook
      4. 11.6.4. Sharing on Twitter
    7. 11.7. Q/A
    8. 11.8. Conclusion
  17. 12. What the Heck Is LinkedIn?
    1. 12.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 12.2. Introduction
    3. 12.3. Why Bother?
    4. 12.4. Referrals: The Power of LinkedIn
    5. 12.5. Exploring the Learning Center
    6. 12.6. Creating a LinkedIn Account
    7. 12.7. Q/A
    8. 12.8. Conclusion
  18. 13. Using LinkedIn to Strengthen Your Career Support Network
    1. 13.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 13.2. Introduction
    3. 13.3. Build Your Network
      1. 13.3.1. Adding Contacts
      2. 13.3.2. Searching for Colleagues
      3. 13.3.3. Adding Connections by Company
        1. 13.3.3.1. Exploring Your Contacts' Connections
    4. 13.4. Searching for a Job on LinkedIn
    5. 13.5. LinkedIn Groups (and Jobs)
      1. 13.5.1. Accessing LinkedIn Groups
    6. 13.6. Encouragement for Career Changers, Job Seekers, and Anyone in Career Transition
    7. 13.7. Q/A
    8. 13.8. Conclusion
  19. 14. What the Heck Is MySpace?
    1. 14.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 14.2. Introduction
    3. 14.3. Exploring MySpace
    4. 14.4. Creating an Account
    5. 14.5. Uploading Songs
    6. 14.6. Uploading Photos/Video to MySpace
    7. 14.7. Lost? How to Get Home
    8. 14.8. Q/A
    9. 14.9. Conclusion
  20. 15. Meetup: The Original Social Network
    1. 15.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 15.2. Introduction: The Original Social Network
    3. 15.3. What the Heck Is Meetup?!?
    4. 15.4. Registering and Exploring
    5. 15.5. Finding a Group
    6. 15.6. Accessing Your Profile/Account
    7. 15.7. Getting Help
    8. 15.8. Starting a Meetup Group
    9. 15.9. Q/A
    10. 15.10. Conclusion
  21. 16. What the Heck Is Ning?
    1. 16.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 16.2. Introduction
    3. 16.3. Help
    4. 16.4. Create a Ning Site
    5. 16.5. Add Content: Create a Blog Post
    6. 16.6. Inviting People
    7. 16.7. Consider Making a Family Site in Ning
    8. 16.8. Q/A
    9. 16.9. Conclusion
  22. 17. Exploring 3D Virtual Worlds: Second Life
    1. 17.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 17.2. Visual Introduction: Why Try Second Life? Virtual Tourism, Taking Life Story Pictures, and More
      1. 17.2.1. Exploring Second Life
    3. 17.3. Virtual Tourism: Going on an Adventure and Taking Pictures
      1. 17.3.1. Virtual Picture Taking
      2. 17.3.2. Virtual Heritage
      3. 17.3.3. Music in SL
    4. 17.4. Getting on to Second Life
      1. 17.4.1. Registering on the Site
      2. 17.4.2. Installing Second Life
      3. 17.4.3. Exploring Second Life with a SLURL
      4. 17.4.4. A Note for Parents and Teachers
    5. 17.5. Q/A
    6. 17.6. Conclusion
  23. 18. Going Global: Connecting with People in Other Countries and Languages, with Google Translate and Google Multilingual Chat
    1. 18.1. In This Chapter:
    2. 18.2. Introduction
    3. 18.3. Social Networking around the World
      1. 18.3.1. Asia
      2. 18.3.2. Brazil: Orkut
      3. 18.3.3. My Own Experience
    4. 18.4. Google Translate
    5. 18.5. Google Multilingual Chat
    6. 18.6. Gmail Translation
    7. 18.7. Q/A
    8. 18.8. Conclusion
  24. A. Kahonua and RGB
    1. A.1. Kahonua
      1. A.1.1. What one sentence best describes your idea?
      2. A.1.2. Describe your idea in more depth.
      3. A.1.3. What problem or issue does your idea address?
      4. A.1.4. If your idea were to become a reality, who would benefit the most and how?
      5. A.1.5. What are the initial steps required to get this idea off the ground?
      6. A.1.6. Describe the optimal outcome. How would you measure it?
    2. A.2. RGB
  25. B. CFTW: A Personal Invitation to Join the CFTW Conversation
    1. B.1. Sunflower Club
      1. B.1.1. How will the project improve communities?
      2. B.1.2. How is the idea innovative?
    2. B.2. Thinkwriter
      1. B.2.1. How will the project improve communities?
      2. B.2.2. How is the idea innovative?
    3. B.3. Funvelope
      1. B.3.1. How will the project improve communities?
    4. B.4. Digital Archaeology for Libraries
      1. B.4.1. How will the project improve communities?
      2. B.4.2. How is the idea innovative?
    5. B.5. NewsAid
      1. B.5.1. How will the project improve communities?
      2. B.5.2. How is the idea innovative?
    6. B.6. ShopLocal TLD
      1. B.6.1. How will the project improve communities?
      2. B.6.2. How is the idea innovative?