Synopses & Reviews
Create a Profile, navigate the site, and use privacy features
Find friends and Groups
Add applications and upload photos to your Facebook page
Build a fan page or get the word out about an event
Facebook secrets revealed! Keep up with friends, family, classmates, and business contacts
Is everybody on Facebook except you? Change that with this friendly guide. These Facebook experts show you how to set up your Profile, protect your privacy, find friends and family members, learn what's happening in their lives, and keep them up to date on yours. You can even improve your business life with Facebook — here's how!
For the beginner — learn the rules, set up a Profile with your personal information, upload photos, and find friends
Make it work for you — tailor the Facebook system to deliver the updates you want and block out the rest
Here, you can write on the Wall — explore communication through personal posts, public comments, and photo sites
Participate — discover and join groups that focus on activities you enjoy
Take the lead — start your own group, plan an event, or find others who share a special interest
Promote your business — use fan pages and ads to introduce your business to new customers
On the go — use Facebook mobile texts to stay connected while you're out and about
Help keep Facebook safe — report rules violations and activities that weaken the Facebook community
Open the book and find:
What you can and can't do on Facebook
How to find and connect with your friends
Tips on navigating the site
Privacy controls and how to use them
Advice for creating the perfect Profile
How to schedule your life with Facebook
Ideas for a business page that gets attention
Great applications to try
Facebook For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides a thorough update on all the technology changes that have occurred on the site since the first edition hit. The book also includes coverage of all the most popular features of the site that have been added since the first edition. Coverage includes: Getting Familiar with Facebook - creating a profile, navigating the interface, and setting privacy features Representing Your Identity Online - finding and adding friends, filling out your profile, adding applications, and uploading photos Keeping Connected - joining networks, creating and joining groups, using Facebook as a scheduler, mobile Facebook Business on Facebook - creating a fan page, buying ad space on Facebook The Part of Tens - applications, groups, and impact
The eagerly anticipated update to the bestselling first edition is here!
Facebook's popularity is seemingly unstoppable. The site experienced a huge boom in registered users in the latter half of 2008. It was at that time that Facebook also underwent a radical facelift and introduced numerous changes. Packed with hundreds of screen shots, this anxiously awaited new edition presents you with a thorough update on all the exciting changes to Facebook's interface since the first edition hit the shelves a mere one year ago.
Authored by two Facebook employees, Facebook For Dummies, 2nd Edition, features unique insight and insider knowledge of Facebook that can't be found anywhere else. You'll explore optimum ways to get familiar with Facebook, tips for representing yourself online, best practices for keeping connected, how to run a business on Facebook, and more.
- Walks you through creating a profile, navigating the interface, and setting up privacy features
- Explains how to find and add friends, fill out your profile, add applications, and upload photos
- Discusses ways to join a network or group or use Facebook as a scheduler
- Addresses using Facebook to promote your business and buy ad space on Facebook
Put your best face forward and dive in to all the exciting new features that Facebook offers!
About the Author
Leah Pearlman and Carolyn Abram work at Facebook. They've created and launched many of the site's features. They know Facebook inside and out and contribute regularly to the company blog at blog.facebook.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Facebook.
Chapter 1: The Many Faces of Facebook.
Chapter 2: Adding Your Own Face to Facebook.
Chapter 3: Finding Your Way Around Facebook.
Chapter 4: Finding Facebook Friends.
Chapter 5: Privacy and Safety on Facebook.
Part II: Sharing Your Life on Facebook.
Chapter 6: Building Out Your Profi le.
Chapter 7: Streams.
Chapter 8: Filling Facebook with Photos, Videos, and Notes.
Chapter 9: Keeping Up with Your Friends.
Part III: Getting Organized.
Chapter 10: Creating and Joining Groups on Facebook.
Chapter 11: Scheduling Your Life with Facebook.
Chapter 12: Creating a Page for Your Business.
Part IV: Delving Further into Facebook.
Chapter 13: Facebook and the Web.
Chapter 14: Facebook on the Go.
Chapter 15: Facebook: A New Kind of Advertising.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Great Third-Party Applications.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways Facebook Uniquely Impacts Lives.
Chapter 18: Ten Questions That Leah and Carolyn Get a Lot.
Chapter 19: Ten True Facebook Tales.