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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33340-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33340-8
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-212190-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-212190-3

Sams Teach Yourself Facebook® in 10 Minutes, Second Edition offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with Facebook.

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Start a new account and build a profile page
  • Connect with friends, coworkers, and family members
  • Post status updates, comments, and view news feeds
  • Communicate through Wall posts, messages, and live chat
  • Create a blog with Facebook notes
  • Share photos, videos, and favorite links
  • Add applications to enhance your Facebook experience
  • Share a hobby or interest using Facebook groups
  • Keep track of upcoming events and happenings
  • Create an official Page for a band, business, or other organization
  • Keep connected with Facebook through your mobile device
  • Control your privacy settings and keep your information safe

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Tracking Wall Postings, News Feeds, and Notifications in Facebook

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1

About This Book     1

Who This Book Is For     2

What Do I Need to Use This Book?     2

Conventions Used in This Book     3

Screen Captures     3

1  Introduction to Facebook     5

What Is Facebook?     5

Facebook History     6

Facebook Uses     7

Looking at Facebook Pages     8

2  Setting Up a Profile     13

Signing Up for an Account     13

Building Your Profile     19

Accessing Your Account Info     28

3  Connecting with Friends     31

Finding Friends     31

Viewing and Editing Friends     37

4  Finding Help with Facebook Services and Etiquette     43

Understanding Facebook’s Terms of Service     43

Facebook Etiquette     46

Finding Help with the Help Center     48

5  Guarding Your Privacy     51

Understanding Privacy and Security Settings on Facebook     51

Controlling Account Access     53

Customizing Your Privacy Settings     54

Reporting Abuse     64

6  Tracking Wall Postings, News Feeds, and Notifications     67

Understanding Facebook Information Flow     67

Managing Your Wall     68

Tracking News Feeds.     74

Managing Notifications     76

7  Communicating Through Facebook     79

How to Communicate on Facebook     79

Sending and Receiving Messages     80

Sharing Links     85

Sending Actions and Gifts     .88

Blogging with Notes     89

Chatting with Friends.     92

8  Sharing Photos     95

Sharing Photos on Facebook     95

Viewing the Photos Application Page     97

Adding Your Own Photos     101

Tagging People in Photos     110

Organizing and Editing Your Photos      111

9  Sharing Videos    115

Sharing Videos on Facebook    115

Adding a Video     116

Viewing Videos     119

Editing Your Videos     121

Recording a New Video     122

10  Joining Groups     127

Socializing with Facebook Groups     127

Finding a Group     129

Joining a Group     132

Starting Your Own Group     135

Managing Your Group     139

11  Tracking Events     143

Events Overview     143

Finding Events     145

Creating Your Own Events     149

Managing Your Events     152

12  Adding Applications     155

Applications Overview     155

Finding Apps     159

Managing Applications     166

13  Understanding Pages     171

Understanding Facebook Pages     171

Finding and Following Pages     175

Setting Up a Facebook Page     177

Managing and Editing a Page     183

14  The Facebook Marketplace     187

What Is the Facebook Marketplace?     187

Navigating Around the Marketplace     189

Looking at Listings     191

Adding Your Own Listing     193

Summary     194

15  Making Facebook Mobile     195

Facebook’s Mobile Features Overview     195

Activating Facebook Mobile for Text Messages     196

Sending Text Messages from a Mobile Device     200

Surfing Facebook with a Mobile Browser     201

Uploading Photos or Videos     201

Index     203


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