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My Social Media for Seniors

By Michael Miller

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Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 04 November 2015
Learn Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Skype, and More! My Social Media for Seniors helps you learn what social media is all about, and how to use it to connect with friends, families, and more. The full-color book provides a general overview of what social media is and what it does, then offers step-by-step instruction on how to use the most popular social media-- Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter. It also covers other social media, including online message boards and group video chat services such as Skype and Google Hangouts. In addition, the book offers strategies for using social media to find old friends and colleagues, as well as how to use social media safely and securely. Here are a few things you will learn: *What Social Media is and why we use it*What to share and what not to share on Social Media*Using Social Media safely and privately*Comparing the most popular Social Media*Keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook*Sharing pictures and videos on Facebook*Discovering interesting groups on Facebook*Configuring Facebook's privacy settings*Pinning and repinning on Pinterest*Finding other users and boards to follow on Pinterest*Fine-tuning your professional profile on LinkedIn*Connecting with people and businesses on LinkedIn*Tweeting and retweeting on Twitter*Sharing photos with instagram*Getting social on special interest message boards*Playing social games*Getting social with video chats*Using Social Media to find old friends*Using Social Media on your smartphone or tablet*Exploring other social media

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Social Media Is-and Why We Use It Understanding Social Media Defining Social Media How Social Media Works Building Social Communities A Short History of Social Media Who Uses Social Media-and Why Why You'll Want to Use Social Media Chapter 2 What to Share-and What Not to Share-on Social Media How to Write a Proper Post Keep It Short Keep It Casual Show It If You Can Posting Things That People Want to Read Things You Probably Shouldn't Share Online Ten Things to Avoid When Posting Online 1. Don't Post if You Don't Have Anything to Say 2. Don't Pick a Fight 3. Don't Post Anything That Could Be Used Against You 4. Don't Post Overly Personal Information 5. Don't Gripe 6. Don't Post Personal Contact Information 7. Don't Post Your Constant Whereabouts 8. Don't Post Rumors, Hoaxes, and Urban Legends 9. Don't Post Pictures of People Without Their Permission 10. Don't Post Sensitive Information Joining a Conversation-or Not When to Join a Conversation, and When to Bow Out What to Share-and What Not to Share When to Tag Yourself-and Others-in Photos Chapter 3 Using Social Media-Safely and Privately Is It Safe to Use Social Media? Smarter Social Networking Think Before You Click Think Before You Post Don't Accept Every Friend Request Unfriend People Who Aren't Friendly Keep Your Contacts Private Don't Download Third-Party Applications Don't Play Social Games Configure Your Privacy and Security Settings Use Strong Passwords Use Different Passwords for Each Account Install Anti-Malware Tools on Your PC Trust Your Instincts Keeping Your Private Information Private Chapter 4 Comparing the Most Popular Social Media Examining Different Types of Social Media Social Networks Media Sharing Networks Microblogging Services Message Boards Social Bookmarking Services Discovering the Top Social Media for Older Users Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter Instagram Chapter 5 Keeping in Touch with Friends and Family on Facebook Signing Up and Signing In Create a New Facebook Account Sign In to the Facebook Site Sign Out of Your Facebook Account Finding Facebook Friends Accept Facebook's Friend Suggestions Find Email Contacts Search for Old Friends Accept a Friend Request Unfriend a Friend Reading the News Feed Display the News Feed View a Status Update View Links to Web Pages View Photos View Videos Like and Comment on an Update Share an Update Posting Status Updates to Your Friends Post a Status Update Post a Link to a Web Page Post a Photograph or Video Add Your Location to a Post Tag a Friend in a Post Determine Who Can-or Can't-See a Status Update Chapter 6 Sharing Pictures and Videos on Facebook Viewing Friends' Photos and Videos View Photos in Your News Feed View Videos in Your News Feed View All of a Friend's Photos and Videos Share a Photo or Video Download a Photo Sharing Your Own Photos and Videos with Friends Upload Photos to a New Photo Album Upload Photos to an Existing Photo Album Upload a Video Chapter 7 Discovering Interesting Groups on Facebook Participating in Facebook Groups Search for Groups Browse for and Join Groups Visit a Group Page Post a New Message View Group Members View Group Photos Upload Photos to the Group Get Notified of Group Activity Leave a Group Following Companies and Celebrities on Facebook Search for Companies and Celebrities View a Facebook Page View Page Posts in Your Pages Feed Chapter 8 Configuring Facebook's Privacy Settings Determining Who Sees What You Post Configure Facebook's Default Privacy Settings Select Who Can See (or Not See) Individual Posts Limiting Contact from Other Members Control Who Can Contact You Control Who Can Send You Friend Requests Controlling Tagging Restrict Who Sees Tag Suggestions in Photos That Look Like You Limit Who Can See Posts You're Tagged In Approve Tags People Add to Your Posts Managing Who Sees What on Your Timeline Control Who Sees Specific Information Hide Sections of Your Timeline Chapter 9 Pinning and Repinning on Pinterest Getting to Know Pinterest Joining and Logging In to Pinterest Navigating the Pinterest Site Viewing and Repinning Pins View a Pin Repin a Pin Pinning on Pinterest Pin an Item from a Web Page Upload a Pin from Your Computer Creating New Pinterest Boards Create a Board View Your Boards and Pins Chapter 10 Finding Other Users and Boards to Follow on Pinterest Browsing and Searching for Pins Browse via Category Search by Keyword Searching for People and Boards Find and Follow Interesting Boards Find Other Users to Follow Unfollow a Board Chapter 11 Fine-Tuning Your Professional Profile on LinkedIn Signing Up and Logging In Create a New Account Sign In to Your Account Creating an Effective Profile Edit Your Snapshot Add a Profile Picture Add a Summary Add More Sections to Your Profile Chapter 12 Connecting with People and Businesses on LinkedIn Finding New Connections Search Your Email Contacts Find Former Co-Workers and Classmates Sending and Receiving Messages Read and Reply to Messages Compose a New Message Post a Status Update Participating in Groups Find and Join a Group Interact with Group Members Chapter 13 Tweeting and Retweeting on Twitter Signing Up and Signing On Create an Account Log On to Your Account Finding Tweeters to Follow Accept Twitter's Recommendations Follow Email Contacts Search for People and Organizations to Follow Unfollow a User Viewing Your Twitter Feed View Tweets Reply to a Tweet Retweet a Tweet Posting Your Own Tweets Post a Tweet Mention Other Users Use Hashtags Tweet a Picture Chapter 14 Sharing Photos with Instagram Getting Started with Instagram Download and Install the Instagram App Sign Up for a New Account Edit Your User Profile Link to Your Other Social Media Accounts Following Friends and Family Find Facebook Friends Find Contacts Viewing Friends' Pictures Shooting and Sharing Photos and Videos Shoot and Share a Photo Shoot and Share a Video Chapter 15 Getting Social on Special Interest Message Boards How Message Boards Work Finding Internet Message Boards Reading and Posting to Message Boards Read and Reply to Messages Start a New Thread Chapter 16 Playing Social Games Understanding Social Games Where to Find and Play Social Games Facebook Social Gaming Sites Mobile Games Discovering the Most Popular Social Games Puzzle and Matching Games Word Games Card Games Casino Games Board Games Trivia Games Simulation Games Sports Games Brain Training Games Chapter 17 Getting Social with Video Chats Understanding Video Chatting Video Chatting with Skype Add a Contact Make a Video Call Video Chatting with Google Hangouts Start a Hangout Create a Group Hangout Chapter 18 Using Social Media to Find Old Friends Choosing the Right Social Network Start with Facebook Look for Business Contacts on LinkedIn Participate in Online Message Forums Searching for Specific Friends Searching for Friends from Your Hometown, School, or Workplace Fine-Tune a Facebook Search Looking for Mutual Friends Find Friends of Facebook Friends Looking for Friends in Facebook Groups Chapter 19 Using Social Media on Your Smartphone or Tablet Using Facebook on Your Mobile Device Use Facebook on Your iPhone Use Facebook on Your Android Phone Use Facebook on Your iPad Using LinkedIn on Your Mobile Device Use LinkedIn on Your Smartphone Using Pinterest on Your Mobile Device Use Pinterest on Your Smartphone Using Twitter on Your Mobile Device Use Twitter on Your Smartphone Chapter 20 Exploring Other Social Media Discovering Other Social Networks Discovering Social Bookmarking Services Discovering Media-Sharing Services Discovering Other Microblogging Services Discovering Mobile-Messaging Media Exploring Other Social Websites Glossary 9780789755704 TOC 10/14/2015

About the Author

Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of more than 150 nonfiction books, 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 Facebook for Seniors, My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, My Samsung Galaxy S6 for Seniors, My Google Chromebook, Easy Computer Basics, and Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner's Guide. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1 million copies. Find out more at the author's website: www.millerwriter.com Follow the author on Twitter: @molehillgroup

EAN: 9780789755704
ISBN: 078975570X
Publisher: Que
Dimensions: 23.11 x 17.78 x 1.78 centimetres (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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