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Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-63754-8
336 pages
September 2010
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A fun and easy social media guide for the over-55 set

People over 55 were the fastest-growing user group on Facebook in the first half of 2009, and they’re flocking to Twitter at a faster rate than their under-20 grandchildren. From basic information about establishing an Internet connection to rediscovering old friends, sharing messages and photos, and keeping in touch instantly with Twitter, this book by online expert Marsha Collier helps seniors jump right into social media.

  • Seniors are recognizing the communication possibilities of Facebook and Twitter and are signing up in record numbers
  • This plain-English guide explains how to get online, set up a Facebook profile, locate friends, post public and private messages, share photos, create events, follow local businesses and friends on Twitter, create a blog, play games, and more
  • Marsha Collier explains every step with the same friendly, comfortable style that has made her eBay For Dummies books bestsellers

Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies supplies everything seniors need to function confidently on these two social media platforms.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Computer and Internet Basics 9

Chapter 1: Getting a Computer Ready for the Internet 11

Chapter 2: Hooking Up to the Internet 27

Chapter 3: All About E-Mail 43

Chapter 4: Speaking the Social Networking Language 61

Part II: Putting Your Face onto Facebook 73

Chapter 5: Preparing Your Facebook Profile 75

Chapter 6: Preparing to Share Info 93

Chapter 7: Connecting with Friends and Family 109

Chapter 8: Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook 131

Chapter 9: Exploring Groups, Events, and Games 145

Part III: And Now, It’s Twitter Time 171

Chapter 10: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter 173

Chapter 11: Conversing on Twitter with Friends, Family, and More 193

Chapter 12: Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade 205

Part IV: The Rest of the Social Networking Story 229

Chapter 13: Sharing (and Grabbing) Photos, Videos, and Music 231

Chapter 14: Giving or Taking an Opinion 253

Chapter 15: So You Want to Be a Blogger? 277

Index 295

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Marsha Collier is well known for her many books on eBay and eBay businesses, which have sold more than a million copies. Recognizing the power of social media, Marsha has expanded her scope, and was recently named a NOW Award All-Star by the Twitter-focused 140 Characters Conference.
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