My Social Media for Seniors, 3rd Edition

Book description

My Social Media for Seniors


Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most

Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems

Tips and notes to help you along the way


Learn how to get the most out of social media!

We've identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far.

Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you're an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!

· Learn the pros and cons of social media and how to use it safely

· Find out what to share–and what not to share–on social media

· Distinguish between fake news and real news online

· Use social media to find friends, family, schoolmates, and co-workers

· Keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook®

· Save and share interesting images on Pinterest™

· Connect with people and businesses on LinkedIn®

· Tweet and retweet on Twitter™

· Share photos on Instagram™

· Use Skype to participate in video chats with friends and family members

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. About AARP
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. Figure Credits
  14. 1. What Social Media Are—and Why We Use Them
    1. Understanding Social Media
    2. A Short History of Social Media
    3. Who Uses Social Media—and Why
    4. Why You’ll Want to Use Social Media
  15. 2. Separating Fact from Fiction Online
    1. Why False Information Flourishes Online
    2. How to Recognize Fake News, Propaganda, and Opinions Online
    3. Some “Fake News” Is Real
    4. How to Tell Real News from Fake News
    5. How to Avoid Spreading Fake News
  16. 3. What to Share—and What Not to Share—on Social Media
    1. Writing a Proper Post
    2. Posting Things That People Want to Read
    3. Things You Probably Shouldn’t Share Online
    4. Ten Things to Avoid When Posting Online
    5. Joining a Conversation—or Not
  17. 4. Using Social Media—Safely and Privately
    1. Is It Safe to Use Social Media?
    2. Smarter Social Networking
    3. Keeping Your Private Information Private
  18. 5. Comparing the Most Popular Social Media
    1. Examining Different Types of Social Media
    2. Discovering the Top Social Media
  19. 6. Keeping in Touch with Friends and Family on Facebook
    1. Signing Up and Signing In
    2. Navigating Facebook
    3. Finding Facebook Friends
    4. Reading the News Feed
    5. Posting Status Updates to Your Friends
  20. 7. Sharing Pictures and Videos on Facebook
    1. Viewing Friends’ Photos and Videos
    2. Sharing Your Own Photos and Videos
  21. 8. Discovering Interesting Groups on Facebook
    1. Participating in Facebook Groups
    2. Following Companies and Celebrities on Facebook
  22. 9. Configuring Facebook’s Privacy Settings
    1. What Facebook Tracks—and Why
    2. Configuring Privacy Options
    3. Configuring Account Security Options
    4. Configuring Advertising Preferences
    5. Viewing Your Facebook Information
  23. 10. Following Interesting People on Twitter
    1. Signing Up and Signing On
    2. Navigating Twitter
    3. Finding Tweeters to Follow
    4. Viewing Your Twitter Feed
  24. 11. Tweeting and Retweeting on Twitter
    1. Posting Your Own Tweets
    2. Retweeting Tweets from Others
  25. 12. Pinning and Repinning on Pinterest
    1. Getting to Know Pinterest
    2. Viewing and Saving Pins
    3. Saving Pins from the Web
    4. Creating New Boards
  26. 13. Finding Other Users and Boards to Follow on Pinterest
    1. Browsing and Searching for Pins
    2. Searching for People and Boards
  27. 14. Fine-Tuning Your Professional Profile on LinkedIn
    1. Signing Up and Logging In
    2. Creating an Effective Profile
  28. 15. Connecting with People and Businesses on LinkedIn
    1. Finding New Connections
    2. Working with Messages and Status Updates
    3. Participating in Groups
  29. 16. Sharing Photos with Instagram
    1. Getting Started with Instagram
    2. Following Friends, Family, and Others
    3. Shooting and Sharing Photos and Videos
  30. 17. Getting Social on Message Boards and Comments Sections
    1. How Message Boards Work
    2. Finding Internet Message Boards
    3. Reading and Posting to Message Boards
  31. 18. Getting Social with Video Chats
    1. Understanding Video Chatting
    2. Video Chatting with Skype
  32. 19. Using Social Media to Find Old Friends
    1. Choosing the Right Social Network
    2. Searching for Specific Friends
    3. Searching for Friends from Your Hometown, School, or Workplace
    4. Looking for Mutual Friends
    5. Looking for Friends in Facebook Groups
  33. 20. Exploring Other Social Media
    1. Discovering Other Social Networks
    2. Discovering Media-Sharing Services
    3. Discovering Other Microblogging Services
    4. Discovering Mobile-Messaging Media
    5. Exploring Other Social Websites
  34. Glossary
  35. Index

Product information

  • Title: My Social Media for Seniors, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): Michael Miller
  • Release date: July 2019
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780135913611