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Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Marsha Collier

ISBN: 978-1-119-54143-1 November 2018 352 Pages

Description

Enjoy the top social media sites with ease and security 

Done correctly, social media is a way to connect friends, family, and the world while still maintaining security and privacy. Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers advice on how to enjoy the three most popular social media options while avoiding worry about who sees what you share.

Written by social media expert Marsha Collier, this book walks you through establishing accounts, making connections, and sharing content including photos and video. You learn the settings to adjust on each platform to maintain privacy and filter out the content you don't want. This book also explains the subtle art of avoiding or blocking people on social platforms without jeopardizing your real-world relationships!

  • Take control of what you share
  • Connect with others
  • Take and share your best pictures
  • Use social media as a news source

Social media sites are great fun once you learn how to cut through the clutter—and this book shows you how!

 

Introduction 1

About This Book 2

Conventions Used in This Book 3

Foolish Assumptions 5

Icons Used in This Book 5

Beyond the Book 6

Feedback, Please 7

Part 1: Getting Started with Social Networking 9

Chapter 1: Getting Equipped for the Internet 11

Select Hardware to Match Your Needs 12

Know What Options to Look For 16

Shop for Your Device of Choice 19

Browse for a Browser 20

Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet 25

Select an Internet Service Provider 26

Choose a Broadband Network Option 29

Connect a Powerline Network 31

Set Up a Wireless Network 33

Protect Your Privacy and Stay Safe Online 36

Chapter 3: So Much About Email (and Safety) 41

Check Out Places to Get Your Email Service 43

Choose a Web-Based Email Provider 44

Pick a Pick-Proof Password 48

Sign Up for a Gmail Account 50

Add Your Contacts 54

Compose and Send an Email 55

Chapter 4: Speaking the Social Networking Language 59

Gather on Facebook 60

Communicate through Twitter 62

Video-Chat with Friends and Family on Skype 63

Get Connected on LinkedIn 64

See It All on YouTube 65

Have Your Say on Blogspot 67

Archive and Share Pictures on Google Photos 68

Stream Music on Pandora 69

Stream TV and Movies on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime 71

Chapter 5: Sharing in the 21st Century: Acronyms, Posts, Photos, and Videos 73

Give Credit When You Share 74

Make Your Links Short 77

Internet Slang Is a Language of its Own 82

Find and Share Videos on YouTube 84

Pin a Few of Your Favorite Things 89

Part 2: Putting Your Face onto Facebook 93

Chapter 6: Signing Up and Prepping Your Facebook Profile 95

Sign Up for a Facebook Account 96

Upload Your Profile Photo 98

Find Friends Initially 101

Add Your Personal Information 103

Confirm You Are You 104

Fill Out Other Profile Information 106

Edit Your Timeline Later 111

Chapter 7: Preparing to Share Info 113

Get Your Privacy Settings in Place 114

Meet Your Facebook Home Page 123

Review Your Timeline Page 126

Update Your Status 129

Delete a Status Update or Other Post 131

Add a Photo to Your Timeline 132

Add Life Events to Your Timeline 132

Share a YouTube Video on Facebook 133

Chapter 8: Connecting with Friends and Family 135

Make the Navigation Bar Your First Stop 136

Find a Friend with Facebook Search 139

Send a Friend Request 141

Find Friends in Other Friends’ Lists 142

Respond to a Friend Request 143

Make Facebook Lists 145

Hide a Friend’s Posts 146

Send Direct Messages to Friends 148

Retrieve a Private Message 149

Chat with Friends or Video Call 150

Post Updates on a Friend’s Wall 152

Comment on a Friend’s Status 152

Remove Messages from Your Wall 153

Chapter 9: Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook 155

Upload a Photo to Your Account 156

Create a Photo Album 159

Tag Photos 163

Untag Yourself in a Photo 166

Delete a Photo 167

Upload a Video to Facebook 168

Broadcast Live Video on Facebook 169

Chapter 10: Exploring the Extras: Groups, Events, Watch, and Games 173

Find Your Favorite Things on Facebook 174

Join a Facebook Group 177

Start a Facebook Group 179

Communicate with Group Members 183

Create an Event Invitation 185

Review Upcoming Events and Birthdays 186

Watch Facebook TV 187

Part 3: And Now, It’s Twitter Time 189

Chapter 11: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter 191

Register with Twitter 192

Adjust Your Account Settings 200

Take Charge of Your Privacy 203

Set Up Notifications for Web and Mobile 206

Review Terms and Privacy Policy 207

Find People to Follow 208

Tour Your New Twitter Profile 212

Chapter 12: Conversing on Twitter with Friends, Family, and Even Strangers 217

Follow Basic Guidelines for Conversing 218

Pass Along a Chosen Tweet 223

Like Your Favorite Tweets 224

Search for Tweeted Topics 225

Know What to Tweet About 226

Chapter 13: Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade 235

Save Data on Mobile with Twitter Lite 236

Enhance Your Tweets with Emoji 239

Read and Follow Foreign Language Accounts 244

Find Trends and Friends with Twitter Search 246

Discover What Is Trending 249

FollowFriday, FF, and Other Hashtags 251

Connect and Chat with People 255

Solve Customer Service Issues Online 257

Keep Track of Hundreds, Thousands of Friends? 258

View Your Friend Lists 260

Part 4: Instagramming with the Pros (Your Kids) 263

Chapter 14: Where Only Visuals Will Do Instagram 265

Set Up Your Instagram Account 266

Complete Your Profile in a Browser 269

Check Through the Privacy Settings 272

Should You Use Instagram on a Desktop or Mobile Device? 276

Find Friends and People to Follow 277

Chapter 15: Posting and Perfecting Your Pictures 283

Make a Difference with Simple Photo Tips 284

Post Photos Taken on Your Phone 285

Take Photos and Videos in the Instagram App 291

Post Your Stories on Instagram 292

Learn to Take a Selfie 297

Chapter 16: Socializing and Fine Tuning Your Instagram 301

Learn the Social Media Shorthand: Hashtags 302

Interact with Friends and Photos 306

Comment on a Photo or Video 307

Respond to Follows, Likes, and Comments 308

Follow Those Who Have Followed You 310

Send and Read Private Messages 310

Index 313