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Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram For Seniors For Dummies by Marsha Collier

Enjoy the top social media sites with ease and security Done correctly, social media is a way to connect friends, family, and the world while still maintaining security and privacy. Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers advice on how to enjoy the three most popular social media options while avoiding worry about who sees what you share. Written by social media expert Marsha Collier, this book walks you through establishing accounts, making connections, and sharing content including photos and video. You learn the settings to adjust on each platform to maintain privacy and filter out the content you don't want. This book also explains the subtle art of avoiding or blocking people on social platforms without jeopardizing your real-world relationships! Take control of what you share Connect with others Take and share your best pictures Use social media as a news source Social media sites are great fun once you learn how to cut through the clutter-and this book shows you how!

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About Marsha Collier

Marsha Collier is a renowned social media strategist and bestselling author. She authored all editions of eBay For Dummies and co-hosts Computer and Technology Radio. Marsha even made headlines in 2014 when her husband proposed to her over Twitter the first social media engagement on record!

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 About This Book 2 Conventions Used in This Book 3 Foolish Assumptions 5 Icons Used in This Book 5 Beyond the Book 6 Feedback, Please 7 Part 1: Getting Started with Social Networking 9 Chapter 1: Getting Equipped for the Internet 11 Select Hardware to Match Your Needs 12 Know What Options to Look For 16 Shop for Your Device of Choice 19 Browse for a Browser 20 Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet 25 Select an Internet Service Provider 26 Choose a Broadband Network Option 29 Connect a Powerline Network 31 Set Up a Wireless Network 33 Protect Your Privacy and Stay Safe Online 36 Chapter 3: So Much About Email (and Safety) 41 Check Out Places to Get Your Email Service 43 Choose a Web-Based Email Provider 44 Pick a Pick-Proof Password 48 Sign Up for a Gmail Account 50 Add Your Contacts 54 Compose and Send an Email 55 Chapter 4: Speaking the Social Networking Language 59 Gather on Facebook 60 Communicate through Twitter 62 Video-Chat with Friends and Family on Skype 63 Get Connected on LinkedIn 64 See It All on YouTube 65 Have Your Say on Blogspot 67 Archive and Share Pictures on Google Photos 68 Stream Music on Pandora 69 Stream TV and Movies on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime 71 Chapter 5: Sharing in the 21st Century: Acronyms, Posts, Photos, and Videos 73 Give Credit When You Share 74 Make Your Links Short 77 Internet Slang Is a Language of its Own 82 Find and Share Videos on YouTube 84 Pin a Few of Your Favorite Things 89 Part 2: Putting Your Face onto Facebook 93 Chapter 6: Signing Up and Prepping Your Facebook Profile 95 Sign Up for a Facebook Account 96 Upload Your Profile Photo 98 Find Friends Initially 101 Add Your Personal Information 103 Confirm You Are You 104 Fill Out Other Profile Information 106 Edit Your Timeline Later 111 Chapter 7: Preparing to Share Info 113 Get Your Privacy Settings in Place 114 Meet Your Facebook Home Page 123 Review Your Timeline Page 126 Update Your Status 129 Delete a Status Update or Other Post 131 Add a Photo to Your Timeline 132 Add Life Events to Your Timeline 132 Share a YouTube Video on Facebook 133 Chapter 8: Connecting with Friends and Family 135 Make the Navigation Bar Your First Stop 136 Find a Friend with Facebook Search 139 Send a Friend Request 141 Find Friends in Other Friends' Lists 142 Respond to a Friend Request 143 Make Facebook Lists 145 Hide a Friend's Posts 146 Send Direct Messages to Friends 148 Retrieve a Private Message 149 Chat with Friends or Video Call 150 Post Updates on a Friend's Wall 152 Comment on a Friend's Status 152 Remove Messages from Your Wall 153 Chapter 9: Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook 155 Upload a Photo to Your Account 156 Create a Photo Album 159 Tag Photos 163 Untag Yourself in a Photo 166 Delete a Photo 167 Upload a Video to Facebook 168 Broadcast Live Video on Facebook 169 Chapter 10: Exploring the Extras: Groups, Events, Watch, and Games 173 Find Your Favorite Things on Facebook 174 Join a Facebook Group 177 Start a Facebook Group 179 Communicate with Group Members 183 Create an Event Invitation 185 Review Upcoming Events and Birthdays 186 Watch Facebook TV 187 Part 3: And Now, It's Twitter Time 189 Chapter 11: A Beginner's Guide to Twitter 191 Register with Twitter 192 Adjust Your Account Settings 200 Take Charge of Your Privacy 203 Set Up Notifications for Web and Mobile 206 Review Terms and Privacy Policy 207 Find People to Follow 208 Tour Your New Twitter Profile 212 Chapter 12: Conversing on Twitter with Friends, Family, and Even Strangers 217 Follow Basic Guidelines for Conversing 218 Pass Along a Chosen Tweet 223 Like Your Favorite Tweets 224 Search for Tweeted Topics 225 Know What to Tweet About 226 Chapter 13: Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade 235 Save Data on Mobile with Twitter Lite 236 Enhance Your Tweets with Emoji 239 Read and Follow Foreign Language Accounts 244 Find Trends and Friends with Twitter Search 246 Discover What Is Trending 249 FollowFriday, FF, and Other Hashtags 251 Connect and Chat with People 255 Solve Customer Service Issues Online 257 Keep Track of Hundreds, Thousands of Friends? 258 View Your Friend Lists 260 Part 4: Instagramming with the Pros (Your Kids) 263 Chapter 14: Where Only Visuals Will Do Instagram 265 Set Up Your Instagram Account 266 Complete Your Profile in a Browser 269 Check Through the Privacy Settings 272 Should You Use Instagram on a Desktop or Mobile Device? 276 Find Friends and People to Follow 277 Chapter 15: Posting and Perfecting Your Pictures 283 Make a Difference with Simple Photo Tips 284 Post Photos Taken on Your Phone 285 Take Photos and Videos in the Instagram App 291 Post Your Stories on Instagram 292 Learn to Take a Selfie 297 Chapter 16: Socializing and Fine Tuning Your Instagram 301 Learn the Social Media Shorthand: Hashtags 302 Interact with Friends and Photos 306 Comment on a Photo or Video 307 Respond to Follows, Likes, and Comments 308 Follow Those Who Have Followed You 310 Send and Read Private Messages 310 Index 313

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Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram For Seniors For Dummies by Marsha Collier
Marsha Collier
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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