Home > Store

Facebook for Grown-Ups: Use Facebook to Reconnect with Old Friends, Family, and Co-Workers, 2nd Edition

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

Facebook for Grown-Ups: Use Facebook to Reconnect with Old Friends, Family, and Co-Workers, 2nd Edition

eBook (Watermarked)

  • Your Price: $15.99
  • List Price: $19.99
  • Includes EPUB, MOBI, and PDF
  • About eBook Formats
  • This eBook includes the following formats, accessible from your Account page after purchase:

    ePub EPUB The open industry format known for its reflowable content and usability on supported mobile devices.

    MOBI MOBI The eBook format compatible with the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Kindle applications.

    Adobe Reader PDF The popular standard, used most often with the free Adobe® Reader® software.

    This eBook requires no passwords or activation to read. We customize your eBook by discreetly watermarking it with your name, making it uniquely yours.

Description

  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-287770-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-287770-1

Facebook started out as a social network for high school and college kids. But now grown-ups like you are getting connected, too — even if you use Facebook much differently than your kids do. If you’re a grown-up looking to join the Facebook bandwagon, Facebook for Grown-Ups is just the guide you need. You’ll learn how to use Facebook to reconnect with  old friends and family members and keep them up-to-date on what’s happening in your life.

Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to open a Facebook account, find new friends, post status updates, and share family photos and videos. You’ll learn how to become a fan of your favorite performers, join a business network, and create your own topic-specific groups. And if you’re worried about privacy, Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to keep your personal information from becoming public knowledge. You’ll even learn how to keep track of what your kids are doing on Facebook — without them knowing it.

This revised and updated edition shows you how to best use Facebook's new Timeline profile page. You'll learn how to customize your Timeline, edit and highlight events, and add your own personal cover image.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How This Book Is Organized................................................ 2

Conventions Used in This Book........................................... 3

Get Ready to Facebook........................................................ 4

Part I: Getting Started with Facebook

1 Welcome to Facebook—It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore

What Social Networking Is and How It Works..................... 8

What Is a Social Network?................................................. 8

Why Do People Use Social Networks?.............................. 8

What Other Stuff Does a Social Network Do?................. 10

Who Uses Social Networks?............................................ 11

How Did Social Networks Develop?................................ 11

Say Hello to Facebook........................................................ 12

Things You Can—and Can’t—Do on Facebook................ 15

Things to Do..................................................................... 15

Things Not to Do.............................................................. 16

Why Grown-Ups Use Facebook......................................... 17

2 Signing Up and Getting Started

Before You Sign Up............................................................. 21

Creating a Facebook Account............................................ 22

Find Friends and Complete Your Profile............................ 23

Filling Out Your Profile........................................................ 26

Selecting Privacy Level....................................................... 28

3 Getting Around the Facebook Site

What’s What and What’s Where on Facebook.................. 31

Signing In.......................................................................... 31

Welcome to the Home Page............................................ 32

Profile Pages..................................................................... 36

Navigating the Facebook Toolbar...................................... 37

Searching Facebook........................................................... 38

Signing Off........................................................................... 41

Part II: Facebook for Friends and Family

4 How to Find Old Friends—and Make New Ones

How Facebook Helps You Reconnect............................... 43

Why Friends Are Important................................................. 45

Finding Friends with Connections...................................... 46

Finding Friends via Email.................................................... 47

Searching for Long-Lost Friends........................................ 49

Accepting Friend Requests................................................ 51

Finding Friends of Friends.................................................. 52

5 Visiting Friends and Family on Facebook

Catching Up with the Facebook News Feed..................... 55

Viewing the News Feed.................................................... 55

Fine-Tuning Your Top Stories.......................................... 58

Hiding Friends and Posts You Don’t Like........................ 59

Displaying More—or Fewer—Updates from a Friend...... 60

Hiding Updates from Applications and Games................ 60

Commenting on Friends’ Posts........................................ 61

Liking What You See........................................................ 62

Sharing a Posted Attachment.......................................... 62

Subscribing to People Who Aren’t Your Friends............... 63

Getting to and Getting to Know Your Friends’ Profile Pages.... 64

Displaying a Profile Page.................................................. 64

Navigating a Profile Page................................................. 65

6 Keeping Tabs on Your Kids

Making Your Children Your Friends................................... 71

What to Do If Your Kids Hide from You on Facebook...... 72

Viewing Updates Without Being a Friend......................... 72

Subscribing to Your Child’s Updates............................... 72

Creating a Surreptitious Identity....................................... 73

Using Facebook to See What Your Kids Are Up To......... 75

Using Facebook to Contact Your Grown Kids.................. 76

7 Organizing Groups of Friends

Working with Friends Lists................................................. 79

Viewing Your Lists............................................................ 80

Understanding Facebook’s Smart Lists........................... 81

Creating a New Friends List............................................. 82

Adding Friends to a List................................................... 82

Reading Posts from a List................................................ 84

Posting to a List................................................................ 84

Getting Rid of Unwanted Friends....................................... 85

Blocking Unwanted Users.................................................. 85

Part III: Keeping in Touch with Facebook

8 Updating Your Friends on What You’re Doing

What Is a Status Update?................................................... 89

Where to Update Your Status............................................. 91

How to Update Your Status................................................ 92

Posting a Simple Text Update.......................................... 92

Attaching a Photo or Video.............................................. 93

Attaching a Link to Another Web Page............................ 95

Asking a Question............................................................. 95

Tagging a Friend in a Post............................................... 96

Deciding What to Write About............................................ 97

Employing “Facebook Grammar”..................................... 100

9 Exchanging Private Messages

Understanding Facebook’s Messages System............... 105

Using Facebook’s Email System...................................... 106

Understanding Facebook’s Email................................... 106

Claiming Your Email Address......................................... 107

Reading Your Messages................................................... 108

Sending a Private Message or Email............................... 110

10 Chatting with Family and Friends—Live

What’s Chat—and Who Uses It?...................................... 113

Understanding Instant Messaging.................................. 113

Welcome to Facebook Chat........................................... 114

Who’s Chatting with Whom?.......................................... 115

Chatting in Facebook........................................................ 116

Seeing Who’s Online...................................................... 116

Starting a Chat Session.................................................. 117

Managing Your Chat Settings........................................ 118

Getting Real Face Time with Video Chat......................... 119

Understanding Video Chat............................................. 120

Launching a Video Chat................................................. 121

Integrating Facebook with Skype..................................... 122

Part IV: Sharing Your Life on Facebook

11 Sharing Family Pictures

Understanding Photo Sharing on Facebook................... 125

Facebook Photo Sharing: The Old Way......................... 126

Facebook Photo Sharing: The New Way....................... 127

How Facebook Photo Sharing Works............................ 127

Uploading Photos to Facebook........................................ 128

Uploading to a New Photo Album.................................. 128

Uploading to an Existing Photo Album.......................... 131

Tagging Friends in Your Photos....................................... 132

Understanding Facebook’s Face Recognition

Feature.......................................................................... 132

Tagging a Friend’s Face................................................. 133

Managing Your Photos and Albums................................ 134

Editing a Photo’s Description......................................... 134

Tagging Friends.............................................................. 135

Deleting a Photo............................................................. 137

Adding a Description to a Photo Album......................... 137

Deleting a Photo Album.................................................. 137

Sharing Photos with Others.............................................. 138

Viewing Other People’s Photos........................................ 139

Viewing Photos and Photo Albums................................ 139

Adding Your Comments................................................. 141

Tagging Yourself in a Photo........................................... 141

Sharing a Photo.............................................................. 141

Downloading a Photo..................................................... 142

Printing a Photo.............................................................. 142

12 Sharing Home Movies

The Ins and Outs of Sharing Videos on Facebook.......... 145

Shooting Videos for Facebook....................................... 145

What to Upload............................................................... 146

Editing Your Videos........................................................ 147

Uploading Your Videos..................................................... 147

Recording a Webcam Video............................................. 149

Editing Video Information............................................... 151

Sharing Uploaded Videos............................................... 152

Posting YouTube Videos................................................... 154

Watching Your Friends’ Videos........................................ 156

Watching a Video in the News Feed.............................. 156

Watching a Video on Its Own Page................................ 158

13 Sharing Birthdays and Events 161

Why You Might Like Events.............................................. 161

Searching for and Attending Events................................ 162

RSVP’ing to Events........................................................... 164

RSVP’ing from the Event Page....................................... 164

RSVP’ing from a Status Update..................................... 166

RSVP’ing from an Email Invitation.................................. 166

Creating New Events......................................................... 167

Viewing Your Events......................................................... 169

Celebrating Birthdays....................................................... 170

Part V: Managing and Protecting Your Facebook Account

14 Managing Your Facebook Account

Changing Account Settings.............................................. 173

General........................................................................... 173

Security........................................................................... 176

Notifications.................................................................... 177

Applications.................................................................... 178

Mobile............................................................................. 180

Payments........................................................................ 180

Facebook Ads................................................................. 181

Leaving Facebook............................................................. 182

Deactivating Versus Deleting.......................................... 182

Deactivating Your Account............................................. 183

Deleting Your Account.................................................... 184

15 Keeping Some Things Private: Managing Facebook’s Privacy Settings

Understanding Facebook Privacy.................................... 189

Controlling Your Default Privacy...................................... 191

Setting Custom Sharing Options...................................... 192

Controlling How You Connect.......................................... 193

Controlling How Tags Work.............................................. 194

Controlling What Gets Shared with Apps and

Other Websites................................................................ 195

Limiting Who Can See Old Posts..................................... 197

Managing Your Block Lists............................................... 197

16 What to Say—and What Not to Say—Online

How Private Is Your Information on Facebook?.............. 201

Keeping Private Information Private............................... 202

How Facebook Uses Your Personal Information........... 202

Is It Safe to Use Facebook?............................................. 203

What to Keep Private—and What to Share..................... 205

How Much Personal Information Should You Share?..... 207

Sharing Information with Other Sites............................... 207

Facebook Do’s and Don’ts............................................... 208

Do These Things............................................................. 208

Don’t Do These Things................................................... 210

Part VI: Doing More with Facebook

17 Personalizing Your Profile Page

What Can You Personalize on Your Profile Page—

and Why Would You Want To?....................................... 213

Changing Your Profile Picture.......................................... 214

Adding a Cover to Your Page........................................... 216

Hiding, Deleting, and Featuring Status Updates............. 217

Viewing and Editing Your Activity Log............................. 218

Updating Your Profile Information.................................... 219

18 Liking Public Pages 223

Understanding Pages........................................................ 223

What Is a Facebook Page?............................................ 224

Visiting a Facebook Page................................................. 227

Creating Your Own Facebook Page................................. 228

Creating a New Page...................................................... 228

Customizing Your Page.................................................. 230

Selecting Page Elements................................................ 233

19 Networking for Business—and for Jobs

Understanding Facebook Networks................................. 235

Joining Your Work Network.............................................. 236

Networking Professionally................................................ 237

Finding Other Business Professionals on Facebook..... 237

Managing Your Professional Contacts........................... 238

Networking via Facebook Groups.................................. 238

Job Hunting on Facebook................................................ 239

Reworking Your Profile................................................... 239

Becoming a Fan of Potential Employers........................ 240

Asking for a Job.............................................................. 240

20 Finding Fun Games and Applications

Understanding Facebook Applications............................243

Discovering Applications and Games.............................. 245

Using an Application or Game.......................................... 246

Viewing, Managing, and Deleting Your Applications...... 247

Apps for Grown-Ups......................................................... 248

21 Buying and Selling in the Facebook Marketplace

Understanding the Facebook Marketplace..................... 253

Shopping for Something to Buy....................................... 255

Browsing the Marketplace.............................................. 255

Searching the Marketplace............................................. 258

Viewing an Item Listing................................................... 258

Sharing and Commenting on a Listing........................... 259

Contacting a Seller—and Buying Something................. 260

Selling Your Own Stuff...................................................... 261

Listing an Item for Sale................................................... 261

Ending Your Listing........................................................ 262

22 Using Facebook on the Go

Connecting from Your iPhone.......................................... 265

Viewing the News Feed.................................................. 266

Posting a Status Update................................................ 268

Posting a Picture............................................................ 270

Checking In..................................................................... 273

Navigating Other Functions............................................ 273

Viewing Friends’ Profiles................................................ 275

Checking Messages....................................................... 276

Chatting with Friends...................................................... 277

Connecting from Other Mobile Phones........................... 278

Connecting via Text Message.......................................... 279

23 Exploring Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks

Examining Other Social Networks.................................... 283

Google+.......................................................................... 284

LinkedIn.......................................................................... 285

MySpace......................................................................... 286

Twitter............................................................................. 287

Using Third-Party Tools to Consolidate Multiple

Social Networks............................................................... 288

24 Connecting Facebook to Other Sites and Services

Liking and Sharing Pages................................................. 291

Connecting Other Sites to Facebook............................... 293

A Getting the Most Out of Facebook—for Grown-Ups

Updates

Submit Errata

More Information

InformIT Promotional Mailings & Special Offers

I would like to receive exclusive offers and hear about products from InformIT and its family of brands. I can unsubscribe at any time.

Overview


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information


To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.

Surveys

Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.

Newsletters

If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information


Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Security


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Children


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Marketing


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.

Choice/Opt-out


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020