Synopses & Reviews
So you’ve heard about Facebook—maybe your friends have invited you to join or it’s the hot topic around the water cooler—but you’re not sure what it’s all about. Relax and join in. There are more than 110 million members of Facebook these days, and adults are the fastest-growing segment of users. And it’s about more than just kid stuff; Facebook can actually be a good business tool as well as a great way to promote creative projects. In Facebook Me!
Dave Awl shows you around the newly redesigned Facebook and helps you take full advantage of all it has to offer, while helping you avoid some of its pitfalls.
• Find out what you can do on Facebook, and what it can do for you. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones, let your friends know what you’re up to, send greetings, share photos or video, or just goof around with applications like SuperPoke.
• Learn Facebook etiquette: how and why to friend someone, how to socialize politely, and whether to friend your boss.
• Publicize your projects, business, or causes: Post to your Wall, set up a Page, put up a Marketplace listing, or invite friends to Events.
Look for the official Facebook Me! , to connect with the author and other readers of this book.
“No better Virgil than Dave Awl when it comes to orienting the uninitiated to this strange and many-circled world of Facebook.”
—Ayun Halliday, author of No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late
About the Author
Dave Awl is a Chicago-based writer, performer, and Facebook aficionado who is a contributor to The Adobe Illustrator Wow! Book from Peachpit Press and has written about LinkedIn for CreativePro.com. An alumnus of Chicago's popular Neo-Futurists theater company, Dave has appeared on NPR's This American Life, and has published a collection of poems and monologues called What the Sea Means. His Web site is at www.ocelotfactory.com.