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Facebook For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-09562-1
336 pages
February 2012
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Ready to get active on Facebook but no clue where to start? This bestselling guide gets you started!

Facebook has undergone a number of changes over the years and it is difficult to keep up with everything that it has to offer. This edition of the popular For Dummies guide to Facebook covers the latest updates and guides new users into the Facebook experience quickly and easily. It looks at the redesigned home and profile pages, new filters that improve security, new photo options, expanded mobile connection options, and updates to popular Facebook apps. You will also learn how to use the new messaging system that serves as a hub for on-site messages and outside messaging, including e-mail.

  • This book has been fully updated to help new users take full advantage of everything Facebook offers and all the upgrades
  • Covers Facebook's redesigned home and profile pages, new security features including creating groups as filters, a new photo viewer and tagging options, and more
  • Explains the expanded mobile connection options and the new messaging system that serves as a hub for on-site messages, e-mail, and other outside messaging
  • Updates all the changes to existing Facebook apps
  • Helps Facebook newcomers get up to speed and use the site safely and confidently

This fun and friendly book is the resource you need to get the most from your Facebook experience.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Facebook 7

Chapter 1: The Many Faces of Facebook 9

Chapter 2: Adding Your Own Face to Facebook 23

Chapter 3: Finding Your Way Around Facebook 35

Chapter 4: Timelines: The Story of You 45

Chapter 5: Privacy and Safety on Facebook 67

Part II: Connecting with Friends on Facebook 87

Chapter 6: Finding Facebook Friends 89

Chapter 7: Keep in Touch: News Feed, the Ticker, and the Timeline 109

Chapter 8: Just Between You and Me: Facebook Messages 129

Chapter 9: Creating and Managing Groups on Facebook 147

Part III: Out to the Real World and Back Again 165

Chapter 10: Text Ed: Notes and Questions 167

Chapter 11: Scheduling Your Life with Facebook 177

Chapter 12: Filling Facebook with Photos and Videos 189

Part IV: Pages, Games, and Mobile 211

Chapter 13: Creating a Page for Promotion 213

Chapter 14: Games, Apps, and Websites on Facebook 237

Chapter 15: Facebook on the Go 257

Part V: The Part of Tens 275

Chapter 16: Ten Great Games and Apps 277

Chapter 17: Ten Ways Facebook Uniquely Impacts Lives 281

Chapter 18: Ten Frequently Asked Questions 287

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Parents of Teens on Facebook 295

Index 301

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Author Information

Carolyn Abram served as a Facebook product manager from its days as a student-only site to its period of major expansion. Many of the features that define Facebook today were developed during Carolyn's tenure, giving her in-depth knowledge of how the site works.
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