Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, Second Edition

  • 3h 4m
  • Marsha Collier
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

Learn to:

  • Connect to social sites
  • Update your Facebook profile, find friends, and share photos
  • Share thoughts on Twitter
  • Find dining and travel reviews

The easy way to get up and running on social media sites

Are you looking for simple advice on using social media to connect with friends, family, and current events? In plain English, this friendly guide makes it easy to set up a Facebook or Twitter account to catch up with old friends, keep in touch with loved ones, and fully—and safely—enjoy your online experience.

  • Let’s talk technology — if you’re not exactly tech-savvy, take this quick refresher course on computer basics that will build a foundation for a good online experience
  • Join the Facebook revolution — find out how to set up an account, create a profile, set privacy controls, share photos and videos, join groups, and post messages to your friends
  • Don’t leave it to the birds — register for Twitter, find and follow people, learn the shorthand, and start Tweeting in no time
  • Even more social networking — get connected on LinkedIn®, see it all on YouTube®, share photos on Flickr®, and stream music on Pandora®
  • Blog it — create your own space and share your unique views on the Internet with your own blog

Open the book and find:

  • Rules to stay safe online
  • Where to sign up for a web-based e-mail account
  • How to personalize your Facebook profile
  • Instructions for sharing videos on social media sites
  • Ways to tag friends in photos
  • How to discover topics that are trending on Twitter
  • Where to find restaurant, shopping, and hotel reviews online
  • Tips on setting up a blog

About the Author

Marsha Collier’s books, including the long-time bestseller eBay For Dummies, have combined to sell over a million copies. She’s also been named in Forbes Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers among other accolades.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Getting Equipped for the Internet
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • All about E-Mail
  • Speaking the Social Networking Language
  • Preparing Your Facebook Profile
  • Preparing to Share Info
  • Connecting with Friends and Family
  • Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook
  • Exploring Groups, Events, and Games
  • A Beginner's Guide to Twitter
  • Conversing on Twitter with Friends, Family, and More
  • Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade
  • Sharing (and Grabbing) Posts, Photos, and Videos
  • Giving or Taking an Opinion
  • Get Profiled! You Think You Want to Blog?