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Using Facebook


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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4524-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4524-8

Get comfortable using Facebook to reconnect with old friends and loved ones, explore new interests, and express your views...instantly and safely! Don’t just read about it: see it, hear it, with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book you get online access anywhere with a web connection--no books to carry, updated content, and the benefit of video and audio learning.

Learn Fast, Learn Easy, Using Web, Video, and Audio:

  • Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see
  • Tell Me More audio delivers insights straight from the experts

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1

Who Is This Book For?      1

Using This Book     2

Special Features     3

About the USING Web Edition     3

1 An Introduction to Facebook     5

The Facebook Phenomenon     5

A Tour of Facebook     7

What Does Facebook Offer?      8

2 Setting Up Your Facebook Account and Profile     11

Joining Facebook     11

Personalizing Your Profile     16

Managing and Downloading Your Account Information     42

3 Finding and Adding Friends     45

Finding and Adding Friends on Facebook     45

Inviting Friends Who Aren’t on Facebook Yet     55

Searching for People on Facebook     56

Viewing and Accepting Friend Requests     59

Suggesting Friends     60

Removing Friends     61

4 Communicating with Your Friends     63

Sharing Content with Your Friends     63

Creating and Using Friend Lists     70

Communicating with Friends on Your Wall     74

Using Facebook Messages     77

Using Facebook Chat     89

5 Keeping Up to Date with Your Friends     97

Exploring Your Home Page     97

Exploring Your News Feed     99

Viewing Friendship Pages     101

Dealing with Fake Posts and Compromised Accounts     105

6 Safeguarding Your Information on Facebook     109

Understanding Facebook Privacy     109

Manage Access to Your Account     111

Changing Your Privacy Settings     111

7 Publishing Photos     125

Viewing Photos     125

Posting Photos     128

Changing and Sharing Photos     131

Creating and Organizing Albums     136

8 Publishing Videos     143

Viewing a Video     143

Uploading a Video     146

Editing Videos     154

9 Your Mobile Access to Facebook     159

What You Can Do with Facebook Mobile     59

Activating Facebook Mobile     160

Accessing Facebook Mobile Web     165

Sending Text Messages     166

Sending Photos and Videos from Your Cell Phone      167

Using a Custom Facebook Application for Your Phone      170

Using Facebook Places     173

10 Joining and Creating Groups     179

Understanding How Groups Work     179

Searching for and Joining Facebook Groups     181

Participating in Groups     183

Creating Facebook Groups     190

Administering Your Group     193

11 Joining and Creating Events     201

How Events Work     201

Searching for an Event     202

Participating in an Event     207

Creating Your Own Event     209

Viewing and Changing Your Event     211

12 Buying and Selling with Facebook Marketplace     217

Understanding Facebook Marketplace     217

Accessing Facebook Marketplace     218

Shopping on Marketplace     220

Posting Listings on Facebook Marketplace     224

Removing the Marketplace Application     232

13 Using Facebook Applications     233

Finding an Application     234

Working with Facebook Applications     238

14 Making Business Connections on Facebook     243

Understanding Facebook Pages for Businesses and Brands     243

Creating Facebook Pages     248

Adding Applications to Your Facebook Page     257

Using Facebook as a Page     260

Promoting Your Facebook Page     261

Index     267


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