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

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

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4902-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4902-4

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.

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How to Find Old Friends—and Make New Ones

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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

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