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Facebook For Dummies, Portable Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-33211-5
192 pages
January 2012
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Learn to:

  • Create your account and find new and old friends
  • Update your status and navigate your News Feed
  • Set your security so only certain people see your profile and posts
  • Upload photos and video and tag your friends

Ready to get active on Facebook but have no clue where to start? This guide gets you going!

So you've finally decided to join the "social network." Maybe you have a Facebook account but want help navigating the site. This handy guide tells you how to get started, set up your Timeline, find friends, protect your privacy, and much more. Discover how Facebook helps you make new connections and keep up with old friends.

  • Get the basics right — learn how to add personal info, send Friend Requests, and set privacy controls
  • Reach out — find friends, start chat sessions, share photos, and use tags
  • Choose your audience — fine-tune the Friend Lists that Facebook makes for you
  • Show off your smiling face — share your photos and videos with your Facebook friends
  • Manage your profile — choose what you want to share and find out how to make changes to your information
  • Keep in touch — contact your friends using private or public messages

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for finding and connecting with friends on Facebook
  • Tips for changing your profile picture and cover photo
  • How to tell your story in Timeline
  • Privacy controls and how to set them
  • Advice for parents of teens on Facebook
  • Ways to interact with friends using comments, likes, and sharing
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: The Many Faces of Facebook 5

Chapter 2: Timeline: The Story of You 29

Chapter 3: Privacy and Safety on Facebook 53

Chapter 4: Finding Friends and Keeping in Touch 75

Chapter 5: Games, Apps, and Websites on Facebook 121

Chapter 6: Facebook on the Go 135

Chapter 7: Ten Tips for Parents of Teens on Facebook 141

Index 147

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Author Information

Carolyn Abram is a former product manager at Facebook. During her tenure, she helped develop and manage many of the features that currently define Facebook.

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