Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies
By Marsha Collier
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 336

Get steps and advice for connecting with friends on Facebook and Twitter!

So you've decided to find out why all the world seems to be into social networking? That's great! Let this book be your guide to setting up Facebook and Twitter accounts, catching up with old friends and making new ones, communicating with the grandkids, avoiding shady characters, foiling identity thieves, and maximizing your online experience!

  • If you're starting from scratch — get advice on buying a computer, setting up Internet access, and establishing an e-mail account in Part 1

  • Face the world on Facebook — create your account and profile, upload your photo, set privacy controls, and explore your home page

  • Reach out and find someone — learn how to search for friends, send friend requests, chat, and retrieve private messages

  • Fun and games — join groups, play games, and create events

  • All a-Twitter — set up a Twitter account, learn the shorthand, find people you want to follow, use hashtags, and create lists

  • Intermediate social networking — find places to share photos and videos, read movie and restaurant reviews, and contribute your opinions

  • Venture into the blogosphere — try your hand at blogging

Open the book and find:

  • How to find your friends and family on Facebook

  • Suggestions on how to build your Facebook profile

  • Facebook privacy tweaks so only your friends can see your profile

  • How to post photos and send private messages on Facebook

  • Tips for condensing your thoughts to 140 characters for Twitter

  • Sites that review restaurants, rate hotels, and recommend music

  • Where to get Web-based e-mail for your social networking

Learn to:

  • Get a Web-based e-mail account and sign up on Facebook

  • Update your Facebook profile, find friends, share photos, and post messages

  • Share quick thoughts with your friends using Twitter

  • Find the best sites for dining, travel, and music recommendations

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