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Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies






Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................. 1
About This Book ........................................................................................3
Conventions Used in This Book ...............................................................4
Foolish Assumptions .................................................................................5
How This Book Is Organized ....................................................................6
Where to Go from Here .............................................................................7
Feedback, Please .........................................................................................8
Part I: Computer and Internet Basics ........................................ 9
Chapter 1: Getting a Computer Ready for the Internet ..... 11
Pick Hardware to Match Your Computer Use ........................................12
Know What Hardware Options to Look For ..........................................16
Shop for Your Computer of Choice........................................................19
Browse for a Browser ...............................................................................21
Chapter 2: Hooking Up to the Internet ............................. 27
Select an Internet Service Provider ..........................................................28
Set Up a Dial-Up Connection .................................................................31
Choose a Broadband Network Option ...................................................32
Connect a Powerline Network ................................................................34
Connect a Wireless Network ...................................................................36
Remember These Rules to Stay Safe Online ...........................................41
Chapter 3: All About E-Mail ............................................ 43
Check Out Places to Get Your E-Mail Service ........................................44
Meet the Big Three Web-Based E-Mail Providers ...................................46
Pick a Pick-Proof Password .....................................................................51
Sign Up for a Gmail Account ..................................................................52
Add Your Contacts ...................................................................................56
Compose and Send an E-mail .................................................................58
Find Friends in Other Friend Lists ....................................................... 116
Respond to a Friend Request ................................................................ 118
Connect with a Facebook Network...................................................... 120
Send Private Messages to Friends ......................................................... 122
Retrieve a Private Message .................................................................... 123
Chat with Your Friends ......................................................................... 125
Post Messages on a Friend’s Wall ......................................................... 126
Comment on a Friend’s Status ............................................................. 128
Post a Note ............................................................................................ 129
Remove Messages from Your Wall ....................................................... 130
Chapter 8: Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook ....... 131
Upload a Photo to Your Account......................................................... 132
Create a Photo Album .......................................................................... 135
Tag Photos ............................................................................................. 138
Untag Yourself in a Photo .................................................................... 141
Delete a Photo ....................................................................................... 143
Upload a Video to Facebook ................................................................ 143
Chapter 9: Exploring Groups, Events, and Games .......... 145
Find Your Favorite Things on Facebook ............................................. 146
Join a Facebook Group ......................................................................... 150
Start a Facebook Group ........................................................................ 154
Communicate with Group Members ................................................... 157
Create an Event Invitation .................................................................... 159
Review Upcoming Events ..................................................................... 161
Export an Event to Another Calendar .................................................. 162
Have Some Fun with Games and Applications .................................. 163
Browse Facebook Apps and Games ..................................................... 165
Part III: And Now, It’s Twitter Time ...................................... 171
Chapter 10: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter ..................... 173
Register with Twitter ............................................................................ 174
Find People to Follow........................................................................... 178
Adjust Your Account Settings ............................................................... 184
Upload Your Avatar .............................................................................. 187
Select a Theme for Your Profile Page ................................................... 189
Set Up Notices ....................................................................................... 190
Know Twitter Shorthand ...................................................................... 191
Chapter 11: Conversing on Twitter
with Friends, Family, and More .................................. 193
Follow Basic Guidelines for Conversing.............................................. 194
Pass Along a Chosen Tweet .................................................................. 196
Favorite Your Favorite Tweets .............................................................. 198
Search for Tweeted Topics .................................................................... 200
Know What to Tweet About ................................................................. 201
Chapter 12: Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade .......... 205
Search for Tweeps on WeFollow .......................................................... 206
Add Yourself to WeFollow .................................................................... 211
Find Trends with Summize .................................................................. 212
FollowFriday, FF, and Other Hashtags ................................................ 216
Connect with People ............................................................................. 220
Keep Track of Hundreds, Thousands of Friends? ............................... 222
View Your Friend Lists .......................................................................... 225
Part IV: The Rest of the Social Networking Story ................... 229
Chapter 13: Sharing (and Grabbing)
Photos, Videos, and Music .......................................... 231
Give Credit When You Share ............................................................... 232
Make Your Links Short ......................................................................... 235
Share Your Photos with Twitpic ........................................................... 240
Become an Online Deejay (DJ) ........................................................... 245
Spin Your Songs for Online Friends .................................................... 246
Find and Share Videos on YouTube .................................................... 248
Chapter 14: Giving or Taking an Opinion ...................... 253
Check Out Angie’s List .......................................................................... 254
Find Anything (and Its Reviews) on Amazon ..................................... 255
Find Restaurants, Shopping, and Nightlife on Yelp ........................... 258
Register on Yelp to Leave Reviews ....................................................... 261
Leave a Review on Yelp ........................................................................ 262
Read Between the Lines at Review Sites .............................................. 264
Find Hotel Reviews on TripAdvisor ..................................................... 266
Add a Hotel Review on TripAdvisor .................................................... 268
Find a Good Movie on Flixster ............................................................ 272
Leave a Comment on Flixster ............................................................... 273
Chapter 15: So You Want to Be a Blogger? ................... 277
Answer These Questions Before You Start ........................................... 278
Stake Your Claim in the Blogosphere .................................................. 280
Register Your Blog ................................................................................. 282
Give Your Blog a Name ........................................................................ 283
Choose a Template ............................................................................... 285
Post Your Story with Photos ................................................................ 286
Set Up Your Profile ............................................................................... 291
Index ................................................................................... 295

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