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Facebook All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Jamie Crager, Scott Ayres, Melanie Nelson, Daniel Herndon, Jesse Stay

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Chapter 7

Keeping Up with Events

In This Chapter

arrow Finding events on Facebook

arrow Creating your own events

arrow Privacy settings for events

arrow Using Facebook to promote events

Facebook is a great tool for connecting with your friends and finding out what they’re doing. And with Facebook events, you can plan and promote an occasion, invite friends, and then see who has declined and who is planning to attend.

Planning and keeping track of events in life can be challenging. Facebook makes it simple to set up small events, such as a dinner party for six, or a large event, such as a concert you're promoting beyond your own network. Facebook makes it easy to see what events you’re attending and who else is going. You can even coordinate events with popular online calendars such as Google Calendar or Mac’s iCal.

What makes Facebook events so great is their integration with other Facebook activities. Users can share with friends and comment on events to which they are invited. Public events appear in your news feed, so you have the opportunity to let your friends know what’s going on. Your friends then ...

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