Facebook: The Missing Manual

Book description

Facebook's popularity is skyrocketing, drawing more than 400 million people to this combination online village green, personal website creator, and souped-up address book. But one thing you won't get when signing up is a printed manual. Enter Facebook: The Missing Manual, Second Edition -- the witty, authoritative guide you need, now revised and updated to include all of Facebook's latest features.

Coverage includes:

  • Getting started, getting connected. Signing up is easy, but the real payoff comes when you tap into networks of coworkers, classmates, and friends. This book explains it all-including how to pick and choose who gets to see what, and how to steer clear of people you want to avoid.
  • Adding applications. Ranging from silly (fortune cookies and video games) to serious (goal tracking), thousands of mini-programs can transform your Facebook account into an addictive, one-stop resource. Learn how to find and install your favorites.
  • Facebook for grownups and businesspeople. Facebook isn't just for Junior anymore. Thousands of companies and business professionals use the site for everything from project collaboration and advertising to filling (and finding) jobs. This book is written for adults of all ages.
  • Protecting your privacy. Creeps are everywhere online, but on Facebook you can feel especially exposed with so much personal info on display. This book offers an easy-to-follow, multi-pronged approach to staying safe.

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Table of contents

  1. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  2. Introduction
    1. How Facebook Works
    2. What You Can Do on Facebook
      1. Social Activities
      2. Professional Uses for Facebook
    3. About This Book
      1. Missing Manuals on Facebook
      2. About MissingManuals.com
      3. Safari® Books Online
  3. One. From Signing Up to Staying Connected
    1. 1. Getting Started
      1. Signing Up for an Account
      2. Step 1: Finding Your Friends on Facebook
      3. Step 2: Creating Your Profile
      4. Step 3: Adding a Picture of Yourself
      5. Confirming Your Facebook Registration
      6. Viewing Your Profile
        1. Adding Basic Info
        2. Adding Personal Info
        3. Adding Contact Info
        4. Adding Education- and Work-Related Info
        5. Adding or Changing Profile Pictures
      7. Viewing Your Facebook Home Page
      8. Changing Account Info
    2. 2. Joining a Network
      1. How Networks Work
      2. Viewing the Networks You’re Already On
      3. Joining a Network
      4. Leaving a Network
      5. Suggesting a New Network
    3. 3. Finding and Adding Friends
      1. How Facebook Friends Work
      2. Finding Friends
        1. Finding People Who Are Facebook Members
        2. Finding People Who Aren’t Facebook Members
        3. Finding New Friends
      3. Inviting People to Be Your Friend
      4. Responding to Friend Requests
        1. Confirming Email Requests
        2. Confirming Requests in Facebook
        3. Ignoring a Friend Request
      5. Viewing Your Friends
      6. Organizing Your Friends
        1. Creating a Friend List
        2. Viewing a Friend List
        3. Editing a Friend List
        4. Deleting a Friend List
      7. Breaking Up: Unfriending Friends
    4. 4. Sending Messages to Friends
      1. Sending Messages
        1. Sending Messages to Friends
        2. Sending Messages to People You’re Not (Yet) Friends With
        3. Sending a Message to More Than One Person
      2. Receiving Messages
        1. Viewing Your Facebook Inbox
        2. Reading and Responding to Messages
      3. Chatting
      4. Poking
      5. Writing on Walls
        1. Writing on a Friend’s Wall
        2. Responding to a Wall Post
      6. Sending Gifts
    5. 5. Exchanging Automatic Updates
      1. Types of Updates
      2. News Feeds: What Others Are Doing
        1. Customizing Your News Feed
      3. Mini Feeds: What You’re Doing
        1. Customizing Your Mini Feed
      4. Facebook Notifications
        1. Choosing Which Notifications You Want to See and Where
      5. Subscriptions
        1. Subscribing to Friends’ Status Updates
        2. Subscribing to Friends’ Links
        3. Subscribing to People’s Notes
        4. Finalizing Your Links or Notes Subscription
      6. Creating Notes (Blogs)
        1. Typing Notes from Scratch
        2. Importing Notes from an Existing Blog
        3. Viewing and Changing Your Notes
        4. Restricting Access to Your Notes
        5. Adding Comments to Notes
        6. Tagging Notes
        7. Finding Mentions of Yourself in People’s Notes
  4. Two. Interest Groups and Shopping
    1. 6. Participating in Groups
      1. What’s a Group?
      2. Finding Existing Groups
        1. Viewing Your Friends’ Groups
        2. Searching for Groups
      3. Joining a Group
      4. Creating a Group
        1. Inviting People to Join a Group
        2. Deleting a Group You Started
      5. Participating in Groups
        1. If You’re a Group Member
        2. If You’re the Group’s Creator
    2. 7. Facebook and the Real World: In-Person Events
      1. Types of Events
      2. Finding Existing Events
        1. Searching for Events by Name or Subject
        2. Seeing Your Friends’ Events
      3. RSVPing to an Event
      4. Creating Your Own Events
    3. 8. Going Shopping
      1. The Marketplace Application
        1. The Friend Factor: Ads from Facebook Connections
        2. Cost: Free, Risk: Yours
      2. Finding and Viewing Marketplace
      3. Placing an Ad
        1. Changing Your Ad
      4. Finding Stuff
      5. Answering an Ad
  5. Three. Doing Business on Facebook
    1. 9. Hiring and Getting Hired
      1. Recruiting New Hires
        1. Creating a Recruitment Page
        2. Using Facebook Groups
        3. Paid Advertising
        4. Posting a Marketplace Ad
        5. Working with a Recruiting Firm
        6. Searching for Prospects
        7. Announcing an Opening to Your Friends
      2. Vetting Prospects
      3. Looking for a Job
        1. Turning Your Profile into a Resumé
        2. Using the Marketplace
        3. Networking
    2. 10. Collaborating on Projects via Facebook
      1. Keeping in Touch
        1. Sending Messages
        2. Setting Up Meetings
        3. Exchanging Ideas
        4. Creating and Subscribing to Notes
      2. Exchanging Files
        1. Sharing Pictures
        2. Creating and Filling an Album
        3. Editing Your Album
        4. Viewing Your Album
        5. Restricting Access to Your Albums
        6. Tagging (Labeling) Your Pictures
        7. Sharing Links and Other Items
      3. Keeping Up to Date with Feeds
    3. 11. Advertising on Facebook
      1. Facebook Pages: Profiles for Bands, Brands, and More
        1. How Pages Work
        2. Creating a Page
        3. Liking Pages
      2. Social Ads (Targeted Announcements)
        1. Creating and Running a Social Ad
      3. Connect Facebook to Your Website with Widgets
      4. High-Dollar Options
  6. Four. Privacy and Power Tools
    1. 12. Customizing Facebook and Adding Applications
      1. Modifying Your Home Page and Profile
      2. Facebook Applications: An Overview
        1. Finding Applications
        2. Adding Applications
        3. Using Applications
        4. Troubleshooting Applications
        5. Controlling Where Applications Appear and Who Knows You’re Using Them
        6. Deleting Applications
        7. Applications and Privacy
    2. 13. Playing It Safe: Facebook Privacy
      1. Privacy and Facebook: An Overview
        1. Privacy Threats
        2. Strategies for Keeping Your Info Private
      2. Deciding How Much to Share
      3. Controlling Access to Your Account
      4. Adjusting Your Privacy Settings
        1. Controlling Who Sees Your Profile and Contact Info
        2. Hiding from Facebook and Web Searches
        3. Deciding What Applications Can Access (and What They Can Blab)
        4. Controlling Which Sites Can Access Your Profile
      5. Fighting Back
        1. Blocking Individual Members
        2. Reporting Violations
    3. 14. Facebook Mobile
      1. How Facebook Mobile Works
      2. Setting Up Facebook Mobile
        1. Activating Your Phone
        2. Adjusting Your Settings
      3. Using Facebook Mobile
        1. Surfing Facebook from Your Phone
        2. Interacting with Facebook via Text Message
        3. Uploading a Picture or Video
        4. Subscribing to Friends’ Status Updates
        5. Deactivating Your Phone
  7. A. Getting Help
    1. Facebook Help
    2. Getting Help from Other Facebook Members
    3. Contacting Facebook
    4. Useful Facebook-Related Websites
  8. Index
  9. About the Author
  10. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: Facebook: The Missing Manual
  • Author(s): E. A. Vander Veer
  • Release date: April 2010
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449380144