My Facebook for Seniors, 3rd edition

  • Michael R. Miller

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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

Chapter 1  Getting to Know Facebook on the Web     3
Understanding Social Networking     3
Signing Up for Facebook from Your Computer     4
    Create a New Facebook Account     5
Signing In—and Out—of the Facebook Website     8
    Log On to the Facebook Site     8
    Log Out of Your Facebook Account     9
Finding Your Way Around the Facebook Website     10
    Navigate Facebook’s Home Page     10
    Use the Facebook Toolbar     11
    Navigate with the Left Side Menu     12
    Use the Right Side Menu     14
Chapter 2  Getting to Know Facebook’s Mobile App     17
Using Facebook’s iPhone App     17
    Navigate Facebook’s iPhone App     18
Using Facebook’s iPad App     22
    Navigate Facebook’s iPad App     22
Using Facebook’s Android App     25
    Navigate Facebook’s Android App     26
Chapter 3  Finding Friends on Facebook     31
Finding Facebook Friends     32
    Find Friends in the Facebook Mobile App     32
    Find Friends on the Facebook Website     35
Look for Friends of Friends     39
Accepting or Declining Friend Requests     41
    Accept or Decline a Friend Request in the Facebook Mobile App     41
    Accept or Decline a Friend Request on the Facebook Website     42
    Unfriend a Friend     42
Chapter 4  Personalizing Your Profile and Timeline     45
Viewing Your Timeline     45
    Access Your Timeline in the Facebook Mobile App     46
    Access Your Timeline on the Facebook Website     47
Changing the Look and Feel of Your Timeline     47
    Change Your Profile Picture from the Facebook Mobile App     47
    Change Your Profile Picture from the Facebook Website     50
    Add a Cover Image from the Facebook Mobile App     52
    Add a Cover Image on the Facebook Website     53
Editing the Contents of Your Timeline     54
    Update Your Profile Information     54
    Hide and Delete Status Updates     57
    View and Edit Your Facebook Activity     58
Chapter 5  Discovering What Your Friends and Family Are Up To     61
Viewing Status Updates in the Facebook Mobile App     61
    Display the Newsfeed     62
    View a Status Update     63
    View Links to Web Pages     64
    View Photos     64
    View Videos     65
    Like an Update     66
    Comment on an Update     67
    Share an Update     67
Viewing Status Updates on the Facebook Website      68
    Display the News Feed      68
    Display Most Recent Posts     69
    View a Status Update     70
    View Links to Web Pages     71
    View Photos     71
    View Videos     72
    Like an Update     73
    Comment on an Update     74
    Share an Update     74
Personalizing Your News Feed     75
    Configure News Feed Preferences     76
Chapter 6  Exploring What Others Are Talking About     79
Posts with Photos     79
Memes     83
Surveys     86
Countdown Lists     87
Links to Other Web Pages     88
Games     89
Facebook-Generated Content     90
Trending Topics     92
Chapter 7  Updating Friends and Family on Your Activities     95
Updating Your Status     95
    Post a Status Update from the Facebook Mobile App     96
        Post a Status Update on the Facebook Website     97
Post a Link to a Web Page     98
    Post a Photograph or Video     99
    Add Your Location to a Post     100
    Tag a Friend in a Post     102
    Tell Friends What You’re Doing—or How You’re Feeling     103
    Determine Who Can—or Can’t—See a Status Update     104
Sharing Content from Other Websites     107
    Post Content from Another Site     107
Chapter 8  What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Share on Facebook     111
What’s Good to Post on Facebook     111
    Post Interesting Information     112
    Post Important Information     113
What Not to Post on Facebook     114
    Avoid Uninteresting or Unwise Posts     115
    Avoid Posting Personal Information     116
Learning Facebook Etiquette     117
    Carefully Compose Your Status Updates     117
    Know the Shorthand     118
Chapter 9  Managing Your Privacy on Facebook     123
Determining Who Sees What You Post     124
    Configure Facebook’s Default Privacy Settings     124
    Select Who Can See (or Not See) Individual Posts     126
Limiting Contact from Other Members     128
    Control Who Can Send You Friend Requests     128
Controlling Tagging     129
    Restrict Who Sees Tag Suggestions in Photos That Look Like You     129
    Limit Who Can See Posts You’re Tagged In     131
    Approve Tags People Add to Your Posts     132
Controlling Who Sees What on Your Timeline     133
    Control Who Sees Specific Information     133
Chapter 10  Viewing and Sharing Photos and Videos    135
Viewing Friends’ Photos and Videos     136
    View Photos in Your News Feed     136
    View a Video in Your News Feed     137
    View a Friend’s Photo Albums     140
    View All of a Friend’s Videos     141
    Tag Yourself in a Friend’s Photo     142
    Download a Photo     143
Sharing Your Photos and Videos with Friends     144
    Share a Photo or Video in a Status Update on the Facebook Website     144
    Share a Photo or Video from Your Mobile Phone     146
    Upload Photos to a New Photo Album     147
    Upload Photos to an Existing Photo Album     151
    Delete a Photo     152
    Delete a Photo Album     153
    Share a YouTube Video     154
Chapter 11  Chatting in Real Time—via Text or Video    159
Exchanging Text Messages on the Facebook Website     159
    Send a Text Message     160
    Read a Message     161
    View All Messages     162
Mobile Messaging with the Messenger App     163
    Send and Receive Text Messages     163
    Create a Group Conversation     166
Video Chatting on Facebook     168
    Chat from the Messenger App     169
    Chat from the Facebook Website     170
Chapter 12  Liking Pages from Companies and Public Figures    173
Finding and Following Companies and Public Figures     173
    Search for Companies and Public Figures     174
    View and Like a Facebook Page     175
    View Page Posts in Your Pages Feed     176
Managing the Pages You Follow     178
    View Your Favorite Pages     178
    Unlike a Page     179
Chapter 13  Participating in Interesting Facebook Groups    181
Finding and Joining Facebook Groups     181
    Search for Groups     182
    Browse for Groups     183
    Join a Group     185
Participating in Facebook Groups     186
    Visit a Group Page     186
    Read and Reply to Posts     187
    Create a New Post     188
    View Group Members     189
    View Group Photos     190
    Get Notified of Group Activity     190
    Leave a Group     191
Using Groups to Reconnect with Old Friends     192
Chapter 14  Attending Events and Celebrating Birthdays     195
Dealing with Invitations to Events     196
    Respond to an Event Invitation     196
    View an Event Page     197
Scheduling a New Event     200
    Create an Event     200
    Invite Friends to Your Event     202
    Edit or Cancel an Event     203
Celebrating Birthdays     204
    View Upcoming Birthdays     204
Chapter 15  Playing Games     207
Discovering Facebook Games     207
    Find Games on the Facebook Website     208
    Play a Facebook Game     210
Managing and Deleting Facebook Games     211
Chapter 16  Keeping in Touch with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook     215
Are Kids Still Using Facebook?     215
How to Connect with Younger Users on Facebook     217
    Make Friends with Your Kids and Grandkids     217
    Put Your Family Members in a Special Friends List     219
    Share Photos and Videos     222
    Chat via Text and Video     222
    Play Games Together     223
Five Things Not to Do with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook     223
Chapter 17  Managing Your Facebook Account—Even When You’re Gone     227
Changing Your Account Settings     227
    Access Account Settings on the Facebook Website     228
    Access Account Settings in the Facebook Mobile App     229
    Configure Specific Settings     229
Leaving Facebook     234
    Deactivate Your Account     234
    Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account     236
Dealing with Death     238
    Memorialize an Account     238
    Name a Legacy Contact     240
    Remove an Account     241
    Download Content from a Deceased Person’s Account     243
Chapter 18  Discovering Facebook’s Other Apps     249
Using the Moments App     249
    View and Share Suggested Moments     250
    Create a New Moment     253
    Request Photos from a Friend     255
Using Facebook’s Windows 10 App     255
    Navigate Facebook’s Windows 10 App     256
Glossary     259
Index     265

Published by Que Publishing (August 31st 2016) - Copyright © 2017