My Facebook for Seniors

My Facebook for Seniors

by Michael Miller

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Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most

Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems using the Facebook app and website

Tips and notes to help you connect with family and friends

The full-color, step-by-step tasks–in legible print–walk you through sharing posts, photos, and videos on Facebook.

Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features, My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world’s most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos and videos; interact with topic-oriented groups; and much more.

Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 200 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and covering all the most popular tasks.

Here are just a few things you will learn how to do in this top-selling book:

· Sign up for Facebook (it’s free!) and create a new account

· Use Facebook on your smartphone, tablet, or computer

· Configure Facebook’s privacy settings to keep your personal information private

· Discover how to avoid fake news posted in your News Feed

· Find out what you should–and shouldn’t–share on Facebook

· Find old friends who are also on Facebook

· Discover how best to use Facebook to keep in touch with your kids and grandkids

· Use the News Feed to discover what your friends and family are up to

· Update your friends and family on your current activities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789760272
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 08/24/2018
Series: My... Series
Edition description: 4th ed.
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 166,264
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of more than 200 nonfiction books who is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books for Que include My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, My Social Media for Seniors, My Smart Home for Seniors, My Internet for Seniors, My Samsung Galaxy S7 for Seniors, Easy Computer Basics, and Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner’s Guide. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Find out more at the author’s website:

Follow the author on Twitter: molehillgroup

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting to Know Facebook on Your Computer

Understanding Social Networking

Signing Up for Facebook from Your Computer

Create a New Facebook Account

Signing In–and Out–of the Facebook Website

Log On to the Facebook Site

Log Out of Your Facebook Account

Finding Your Way Around the Facebook Website

Navigate Facebook’s Home Page

Use the Facebook Toolbar

Navigate with the Left Side Menu

Use the Right Side Menu

Chapter 2 Getting to Know Facebook on Your Mobile Device

Using Facebook’s iPhone App

Navigate Facebook’s iPhone App

Using Facebook’s iPad App

Navigate Facebook’s iPad App

Using Facebook’s Android App

Navigate Facebook’s Android App

Chapter 3 Finding Friends on Facebook

Finding Facebook Friends

Find Friends in the Facebook Mobile App

Find Friends on the Facebook Website

Look for Friends of Friends

Accepting or Declining Friend Requests

Accept or Decline a Friend Request in the Facebook Mobile App

Accept or Decline a Friend Request on the Facebook Website

Controlling What You See from Your Friends

Control Your News Feed

Unfriend a Friend

Chapter 4 Personalizing Your Profile

Viewing Your Profile

Access Your Profile in the Facebook Mobile App

Access Your Profile on the Facebook Website

Changing the Look and Feel of Your Profile

Change Your Profile Picture from the Facebook Mobile App

Add a Frame

Change Your Profile Picture from the Facebook Website

Add a Profile Video

Add a Cover Image from the Facebook Mobile App

Take a 360-Degree Cover Photo

Add a Cover Image on the Facebook Website

Editing the Contents of Your Profile

Update Your Profile Information

Hide and Delete a Status Update

View and Edit All Your Facebook Activity

Chapter 5 Discovering What Your Friends and Family Are Up To

Viewing Status Updates in the Facebook Mobile App

Display the Newsfeed

View a Status Update

View a Link to a Web Page

View a Photo

View a Video

Like an Update

Comment on an Update

Share an Update

Viewing Status Updates on the Facebook Website

Display the News Feed

View a Status Update

View a Link to a Web Page

View a Photo

View a Video

Like an Update

Comment on an Update

Share an Update

Personalizing Your News Feed

Display Most Recent Posts

Hide Posts You Don’t Like

Follow a Specific Post

Configure News Feed Preferences

Exploring What Others Are Talking About

Viewing Your Friends’ Stories

Play a Story

Viewing a Friend’s Profile

Explore a Profile

Chapter 6 Updating Friends and Family on Your Activities

Updating Your Status

Post a Status Update

Post a Link to a Web Page

Post a Photo or Video

Add Your Location to a Post

Tag a Friend in a Post

Tell Friends What You’re Doing–or How You’re Feeling

Insert an Emoji

Add a GIF

Add a Sticker

Ask for Recommendations

Start a Poll

Post a List

Support a Nonprofit

Determine Who Can–or Can’t–See a Status Update

Posting Content from Other Websites

Share Content from Another Site

Chapter 7 What to Post–and What Not to Post–on Facebook

What’s Good to Post on Facebook

Post Interesting Information

Post Important Information

What Not to Post on Facebook

Avoid Uninteresting or Unwise Posts

Avoid Posting Personal Information

Learning Facebook Etiquette

Carefully Compose Your Status Updates

Know the Shorthand

Chapter 8 Dealing with Fake News and Other Questionable Stuff

Understanding Fake News

A Few Examples…

And a Few More…

Recognizing Different Types of Fake News

Fake News

Alternative Facts

Conspiracy Theories


Biased News



Some Fake News Is Real News

How Fake News Is Distributed on Facebook

Phony Facebook Accounts

Facebook Ads

Sharing Fake Stories

Why Some People Believe Fake News

Confirmation Bias

Intuition Over Fact


Echo Chamber Effect

How to Tell Real News from Fake News

See If Facebook Flags It

Consider the Source

Verify with Multiple Sources

Consider What Is Being Said

Check with the Fact Checkers

If a Politician Says It’s Fake, It’s Probably Real

How Not to Spread Fake News

Read It Before You Share It

Check It Out Before You Share It

If Someone Questions It, Remove It

Chapter 9 Managing Your Privacy on Facebook

What Facebook Tracks–and Why

Configuring Privacy Options

Review Important Privacy Settings

Manage Your Location Settings

Control Facebook’s Face Recognition

Configuring Account Security Options

Review Account Security Settings

Configuring Advertising Preferences

Review Facebook Ad Settings

Viewing Your Facebook Information

Access and Manage Your Information

Chapter 10 Viewing and Sharing Photos and Videos

Viewing Friends’ Photos and Videos

View Photos in Your News Feed

View a Video in Your News Feed

View a Friend’s Photo Albums

View All of a Friend’s Videos

Tag Yourself in a Friend’s Photo

Download a Photo

Sharing Your Photos and Videos with Friends

Share a Photo or Video in a Status Update on the Facebook Website

Share a Photo or Video from Your Mobile Phone

Shoot with a Filter or Effect

Upload Photos to a New Photo Album

Upload More Photos to an Existing Photo Album

Delete a Photo

Share a YouTube Video

Chapter 11 Broadcasting Live with Facebook Live

Shooting a Live Video

Broadcast on Facebook Live

Watching a Facebook Live Video

Watch a Live Video Live

Watch a Live Video Rerun

Chapter 12 Chatting with Facebook Messenger

Exchanging Text Messages on the Facebook Website

Send a Text Message

Read a Message

View All Messages

Mobile Messaging with the Messenger App

Send and Receive Text Messages

Use Chat Heads

Create a Group Conversation

Video Chatting on Facebook

Chat from the Messenger App

Chat from the Facebook Website

Chapter 13 Liking Pages from Companies and Public Figures

Finding and Following Companies and Public Figures

Search for Companies and Public Figures

View and Like a Facebook Page

Managing the Pages You Follow

View Your Favorite Pages

Unlike a Page

Chapter 14 Participating in Interesting Facebook Groups

Finding and Joining Facebook Groups

Find a Group

Join a Group

Working with Facebook Groups

Visit a Group Page

Read and Reply to Posts

Create a New Group Post

Get Notified of Group Activity

Leave a Group

Using Groups to Reconnect with Old Friends

Chapter 15 Attending Events and Celebrating Birthdays

Responding to Event Invitations

Respond to an Invitation

View an Event Page

Scheduling a New Event

Create an Event

Invite Friends to Your Event

Edit or Cancel an Event

Celebrating Birthdays

View Upcoming Birthdays

Chapter 16 Buying and Selling in the Facebook Marketplace

Shopping for Items in the Facebook Marketplace

Find an Item to Buy

Purchase an Item

Selling Your Items in the Facebook Marketplace

List an Item for Sale

Manage Your Sale Items

Sell an Item

Chapter 17 Tips for Communicating with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook

Are Kids Still Using Facebook?

How to Connect with Younger Users on Facebook

Make Friends with Your Kids and Grandkids

Put Your Family Members in a Special Friends List

Share Photos and Videos

Chat via Text and Video

Play Games Together

Five Things Not to Do with Your Kids and Grandkids on Facebook

Chapter 18 Managing Your Facebook Account–Even When You’re Gone

Changing Your Account Settings

Access Account Settings on the Facebook Website

Access Account Settings in the Facebook Mobile App

Leaving Facebook

Deactivate Your Account

Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account

Dealing with Death

Memorialize an Account

Name a Legacy Contact

Remove an Account


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