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Facebook For Dummies, 5th Edition

Book Description

There's no time like the present: get started on Facebook today with this friendly beginner guide!

Facebook is constantly changing and evolving, replacing old features and introducing new ones. And while it can difficult to keep up with everything that it has to offer, its ever-changing features allow you to jump in and get started at any time! This edition of the popular For Dummies guide to Facebook covers the latest updates and guides new users into the Facebook experience quickly and easily. It explores the new look for photos and videos, the updated features in messaging service, expanded options for Timeline user profile, updates to popular Facebook apps, and much more.

  • Covers Facebook's relaunched mobile application and integration with Windows 8

  • Offers a straightforward approach to demystifying Facebook for newbies

  • Features expanded updates on the photo/video sharing services, timeline profile, and more

  • Updates all the changes to existing Facebook apps that are used by millions of people every day

  • Helps Facebook newcomers get up to speed and use the site safely and confidently

  • Facebook For Dummies, 5th Edition is the resource you need to get the most from your Facebook experience.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Contents
    6. Introduction
      1. About Facebook For Dummies
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Where to Go from Here
    7. Part I: Getting Started with Facebook
      1. Chapter 1: The Many Faces of Facebook
        1. So . . . What Is Facebook, Exactly?
        2. Discovering What You Can Do on Facebook
        3. Keeping in Mind What You Can't Do on Facebook
        4. Realizing How Facebook Is Different from Other Social Sites
        5. How You Can Use Facebook
      2. Chapter 2: Adding Your Own Face to Facebook
        1. Signing Up for Facebook
        2. Getting Started
        3. Your New Home Page
        4. Trust Me: Getting Confirmed and Verified
      3. Chapter 3: Finding Your Way Around Facebook
        1. Checking Out the Blue Bar on Top
        2. Viewing News Feed
        3. Graph Search
        4. Exploring the Lowest Links: The Footer
      4. Chapter 4: Timeline: The Story of You
        1. Scrolling Through Time
        2. First Impressions
        3. Telling Your Story
        4. All About Me
        5. Your Friends and Your Timeline
        6. Timeline Privacy
      5. Chapter 5: Privacy and Safety on Facebook
        1. Know Your Audience
        2. Privacy on the Go
        3. Privacy Shortcuts
        4. Privacy Settings
        5. Timeline Privacy
        6. Privacy Tools
        7. Remembering That It Takes a Village to Raise a Facebook
        8. Peeking Behind the Scenes
        9. One Final Call to Use Your Common Sense
    8. Part II: Connecting with Friends on Facebook
      1. Chapter 6: Finding Facebook Friends
        1. What Is a Facebook Friend?
        2. Adding Friends
        3. Finding Your Friends on Facebook
        4. Managing How You Interact with Friends
      2. Chapter 7: Keeping in Touch with News Feed and Timelines
        1. Your Daily News . . . Feed
        2. Adjusting News Feed
        3. Good Timelines Make Good Neighbors
        4. Sharing Is Caring
        5. Comments and Likes
        6. Tracking the Past with Friendship Pages
      3. Chapter 8: Just between You and Me: Facebook Messages
        1. Sending a Message
        2. You've Got Mail!
        3. Inbox
        4. Chat
        5. Messaging on the Go
      4. Chapter 9: Sharing with Facebook Groups
        1. Evaluating a Group
        2. Sharing with a Group
        3. Creating Your Own Groups
        4. Group Dynamics
        5. Using Groups from Your Mobile Phone
    9. Part III: What to Do on Facebook
      1. Chapter 10: Filling Facebook with Photos and Videos
        1. Viewing Photos from Friends
        2. Adding Photos to Facebook
        3. Editing and Tagging Photos
        4. Working with Video
        5. Discovering Privacy
      2. Chapter 11: Scheduling Your Life with Events
        1. You're Invited!
        2. Viewing Events
        3. Creating Your Own Events
        4. Managing Your Event
      3. Chapter 12: Facebook on the Go
        1. Is That Facebook Mobile in Your Pocket?
        2. Using Facebook Mobile
        3. Mobile Apps
      4. Chapter 13: Creating a Page for Promotion
        1. Getting to Know Pages
        2. Creating a Facebook Page
        3. Managing Your Page
        4. Know-It-All: Finding Out Who Is Using Your Page
      5. Chapter 14: Games, Apps, and Websites on Facebook
        1. Understanding What an App Is
        2. Getting Started
        3. Now What? Using Apps on Facebook
        4. Using Facebook Outside of Facebook
        5. Managing Your Apps
        6. The App Center
    10. Part IV: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 15: Ten Great Games, Apps, and Websites
        1. Spotify
        2. Goodreads
        3. Pinterest
        4. Instagram
        5. Someecards
        6. Candy Crush Saga
        7. Scramble With Friends
        8. MyFitnessPal
        9. Kickstarter
        10. SongPop
      2. Chapter 16: Ten Ways Facebook Uniquely Impacts Lives
        1. Keeping in Touch with Summer Friends
        2. Preparing to Head Off to School
        3. Going on Not-So-Blind Dates
        4. Meeting People in Your New City or Town
        5. Reconnecting with Old Friends
        6. Keeping Up with the 'rents . . . or the Kids
        7. Facebook Networking
        8. Facebook for Freedom
        9. Goin' to the Chapel
        10. Hey, Facebook Me!
      3. Chapter 17: Ten Frequently Asked Questions
        1. Do People Know When I Look at Their Timelines?
        2. I Friended Too Many People and Now I Don't Like Sharing Stuff — What Can I Do?
        3. What's with the New Facebook — Can I Change It Back?
        4. I Have a Problem with My Account — Can You Help Me?
        5. What Do I Do with Friend Requests I Don't Want to Accept?
        6. Why Can't I Find My Friend?
        7. Will Facebook Start Charging Me to Use the Site?
        8. How Do I Convince My Friends to Join Facebook?
        9. What If I Don't Want Everyone Knowing My Business?
        10. Does Facebook Have a Feature That Lets Me Lock Myself Out for a Few Hours?
    11. Index
    12. About the Author
    13. Acknowledgments
    14. Acknowledgments