Facebook: The Missing Manual

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 3/1/2011
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Facebook's popularity is skyrocketing, drawing more than 500 million people to this combination online village green, personal website creator, and souped-up address book. But one thing you won't get when signing up is a printed manual. Enter Facebook: The Missing Manual, Third Edition -- the witty, authoritative guide you need, now revised and updated to include all of Facebook's latest features, including enhanced photo-sharing options and new privacy controls.Coverage includes: Getting started, getting connected. Signing up is easy, but the real payoff comes when you tap into networks of coworkers, classmates, and friends. This book explains Facebook's new Groups features -- including how to pick and choose who gets to see what, and how to steer clear of people you want to avoid. Adding applications. Ranging from silly (fortune cookies and video games) to serious (goal tracking), thousands of mini-programs can transform your Facebook account into an addictive, one-stop resource. Learn how to find and install your favorites. Facebook for grownups and businesspeople. Facebook isn't just for Junior anymore. Thousands of companies and business professionals use the site for everything from project collaboration and advertising to filling (and finding) jobs. This book is written for adults of all ages. Protecting your privacy. Creeps are everywhere online, but on Facebook you can feel especially exposed with so much personal info on display. This book walks you through the latest privacy controls.

Author Biography

E. A. Vander Veer has authored over a dozen computer books, covering everything from Excel basics to JavaScript and XML. Her work has appeared in dozens of online and print publications, including Byte, The Writer, Salon, and CNN.com.

Table of Contents

The Missing Creditsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Getting Startedp. 7
Signing Up for an Accountp. 8
Finding Your Friends on Facebookp. 11
Creating Your Profilep. 13
Adding a Picture of Yourselfp. 15
Confirming Your Facebook Registrationp. 16
Viewing Your Profilep. 17
Viewing Your Facebook Home Pagep. 31
Changing Account Infop. 32
Joining a Networkp. 37
How Networks Workp. 38
Viewing the Networks You're Already Onp. 39
Joining a Networkp. 40
Leaving a Networkp. 42
Suggesting a New Networkp. 43
Finding and Adding Friendsp. 45
How Facebook Friends Workp. 46
Finding Friendsp. 47
Inviting People to Be Your Friendp. 56
Responding to Friend Requestsp. 58
Viewing Your Friendsp. 61
Organizing Your Friendsp. 63
Breaking Up: Unfriending Friendsp. 67
Sending Messages to Friendsp. 69
Sending Messagesp. 70
Receiving Messagesp. 73
Chattingp. 76
Pokingp. 77
Writing on Wallsp. 78
Exchanging Automatic Updatesp. 83
Types of Updatesp. 84
News Feeds: What Others Are Doingp. 84
Mini Feeds: What You're Doingp. 87
Facebook Notificationsp. 88
Subscriptionsp. 92
Creating Notes (Blogs)p. 97
Participating in Groupsp. 107
What's a Group?p. 108
Joining a New Groupp. 109
Participating in New Groupsp. 109
Creating a New Groupp. 113
Finding, Joining, and Participating in Old Groupsp. 118
Facebook and the Real World: In-Person Eventsp. 121
Types of Eventsp. 121
Finding Public Eventp. 122
RSVPing to and Eventp. 123
Creating Your Own Eventsp. 125
Going Shoppingp. 129
The Marketplace Applicationp. 130
Finding and Viewing Marketplacep. 132
Placing an Adp. 132
Finding Stuffp. 137
Answering an Adp. 138
Hiring and Getting Hiredp. 141
Recruiting New Hiresp. 142
Vetting Prospectsp. 149
Looking for a Jobp. 150
Collaborating on Projects via Facebookp. 155
Keeping in Touchp. 156
Exchanging Filesp. 160
Keeping Up-to-Date with Notificationsp. 170
Adverstising on Facebookp. 173
Facebook Pages: Profiles for Bands, Brands, and Morep. 174
Social Ads (Targeted Announcements)p. 181
Connect Facebook to Your Website with Widgetsp. 189
High-Dollar Optionsp. 191
Customizing Facebook and Adding Appsp. 195
Modifying Your Home Page and Profilep. 196
Facebook Applications: An Overviewp. 197
Facebook Gamesp. 206
Playing It Safe: Facebook Privacyp. 215
Privacy and Facebook: An Overviewp. 215
Deciding How Much to Sharep. 217
Controlling Access to Your Accountp. 218
Adjusting Your Privacy Settingsp. 219
Fighting Backp. 231
Facebook Mobilep. 235
How Facebook Mobile Worksp. 235
Setting Up Facebook Mobilep. 237
Using Facebook Mobilep. 240
Checking In with Placep. 245
Appendix: Getting Helpp. 253
Indexp. 259
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