Afterword: Getting the Most Out of Facebook—for Grown-Ups

I’ve spent this entire book showing you how to use Facebook with a particular emphasis on those features and approaches of interest to a slightly older audience—grown-ups, for want of a better word. But I’d like to wrap things up by talking about how Facebook works for grown-ups in the real world, like what you can expect to find when you go online and start getting all friendly like.

When you first sign up for Facebook, your first group of friends will likely be those people with whom you communicate on a fairly regular basis already. I’m talking coworkers, family members, close friends—anybody who’s in in your email contact list. It’s easy for Facebook to identify these folks and hook ...

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