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Facebook : The Missing Manual,9780596517694

Facebook : The Missing Manual

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9780596517694

ISBN10:
0596517696
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
Publisher(s):
Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Summary

Teeming with high-quality color graphics, each custom designed page of this cutting-edge book helps readers enhance their experience with Facebook, the wildly popular, free-to-use social networking site that combines the best of blogs, online forums and groups, photo-sharing, clever applications, and interaction among friends.

Author Biography

  1. E. A. Vander Veer

    E. A. Vander Veer has authored or edited more than a dozen books to date, including "PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual" and "PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual." Her work has appeared in dozens of on and offline publications, including "Byte," "The Writer," "Salon.com," and "CNN.com."

Table of Contents

The Missing Creditsp. vi
Introductionp. xi
From Signing Up to Staying Connected
Getting Startedp. 1
Signing Up for an Accountp. 2
Creating Your Profilep. 6
Viewing Your Facebook Home Pagep. 18
Changing Account Informationp. 19
Joining a Networkp. 23
How Networks Workp. 24
Viewing the Networks You're Already Onp. 26
Joining a Networkp. 27
Suggesting a New Networkp. 30
Finding and Adding Friendsp. 33
How Facebook Friends Workp. 34
Finding Friendsp. 36
Inviting People to Be Your Friendp. 43
Responding to Friend Requestsp. 45
Viewing Your Friendsp. 49
Organizing Your Friendsp. 50
Viewing Your Connections to Friendsp. 54
Breaking Up: Unfriending Friendsp. 56
Sending Messages to Friendsp. 59
Sending Messagesp. 60
Receiving Messagesp. 63
Pokingp. 66
Writing on Wallsp. 67
Sending Giftsp. 71
Exchanging Automatic Updatesp. 77
Types of Updatesp. 78
News Feeds: What Others Are Doingp. 78
Mini-feeds: What You're Doingp. 80
Facebook Notificationsp. 81
Subscriptionsp. 84
Creating Notes (Blogs)p. 90
Controlling What People See About Youp. 100
Interest Groups and Shopping
Participating in Groupsp. 103
What's a Group?p. 104
Finding Existing Groupsp. 105
Joining a Groupp. 109
Creating a Groupp. 110
Participating in Groupsp. 114
Facebook and the Real World: In-person Eventsp. 119
The Three Different Kinds of Eventsp. 120
Finding Existing Eventsp. 121
RSVPing to an Eventp. 125
Creating Your Own Eventsp. 126
Going Shoppingp. 131
The Facebook Marketplacep. 132
Placing an Adp. 133
Finding Stuffp. 138
Answering an Adp. 139
Doing Business with Facebook
Hiring and Getting Hiredp. 143
Recruiting New Hiresp. 144
Vetting Prospectsp. 149
Looking for a Jobp. 150
Collaborating on Projects via Facebookp. 157
Keeping in Touchp. 158
Exchanging Filesp. 162
Keeping Up-to-date with Feedsp. 173
Advertising on Facebookp. 177
Taking Pollsp. 178
Facebook Pages: Profiles for Bands, Brands, and Morep. 182
Social Ads (Targeted Announcements)p. 189
High-dollar Optionsp. 197
Privacy and Power Tools
Customizing Facebook and Adding Applicationsp. 203
Modifying Your Home Page and Profilep. 204
Facebook Applications: An Overviewp. 206
Playing It Safe: Facebook Privacyp. 217
Privacy and Facebook: An Overviewp. 218
Deciding How Much to Sharep. 220
Controlling Access to Your Accountp. 221
Adjusting Your Privacy Settingsp. 222
Fighting Backp. 236
Facebook Mobilep. 241
How Facebook Mobile Worksp. 242
Setting up Facebook Mobilep. 243
Using Facebook Mobilep. 247
Appendix
Getting Helpp. 255
Facebook Helpp. 256
Contacting Facebookp. 257
Useful Facebook-related Web Sitesp. 258
Indexp. 259
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