Facebook is by far the most popular social networking site, but it is not as user-friendly as the service would like people to think. It leaves many users scratching their heads over even the most fundamental features, such as the difference between their Wall and their News Feed. And Facebook's help system is woefully inadequate. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Facebook, Third Edition, gets readers registered and touring Facebook in the very first chapter and never lets up as it reveals the features that have made Facebook so amazingly popular. Users discover how to:
- Flesh out and protect the all new personal profile
- Track down long lost friends, family members, and classmates
- Communicate via status updates, email, and chat
- Share photos and video
- Make the best use of the new Timeline feature
- Take advantage of Facebook's new location-based functionality
- Schedule real world get-togethers and send out invitations
- Share common interests in groups
- Play games
- Understand Facebook's dizzying array of privacy options that dictate who sees one's content
- Buy and sell stuff in the Facebook Marketplace, and more.
Readers also learn how to tap the power of Facebook for more than simply personal use-such as personal branding; marketing a business, product, service, or non profit; or promoting a worthy cause.
DK Publishing; October 2012
- ISBN 9781101598092
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Facebook, 3rd Edition
- Author: Joe Kraynak; Mikal E. Belicove
About The Author
Mikal E. Belicove is an Entrepreneur magazine columnist and blogger who specializes in social media, website usability, content development, and messaging/positioning for individuals and businesses. His Internet-related books include 2009 Internet Directory: Web 2.0 Edition and Que's Internet Yellow Pages 2007 Edition. When he's not working, Mikal can be found musing about the world on Facebook and on his blog.
Joe Kraynak has taught hundreds of thousands of novice computer users how to master their computers and their software. His long list of computer books includes The Complete Idiot's Guide® to PC Basics, Microsoft Windows 7 Edition, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to HTML 5 & CSS 3, Using and Upgrading PCs, Master Visually: Optimizing PC Performance, and Google: Top 100 Simplified Tricks. He maintains both a computer basics blog and his own personal/professional blog.