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Facebook & Twitter for Seniors for Dummies : For Dummies - Marsha Collier

Facebook & Twitter for Seniors for Dummies

For Dummies

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A fun and easy social media guide for the over-55 set

People over 55 were the fastest-growing user group on Facebook in the first half of 2009, and they’re flocking to Twitter at a faster rate than their under-20 grandchildren. From basic information about establishing an Internet connection to rediscovering old friends, sharing messages and photos, and keeping in touch instantly with Twitter, this book by online expert Marsha Collier helps seniors jump right into social media.

  • Seniors are recognizing the communication possibilities of Facebook and Twitter and are signing up in record numbers
  • This plain-English guide explains how to get online, set up a Facebook profile, locate friends, post public and private messages, share photos, create events, follow local businesses and friends on Twitter, create a blog, play games, and more
  • Marsha Collier explains every step with the same friendly, comfortable style that has made her eBay For Dummies books bestsellers
Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies supplies everything seniors need to function confidently on these two social media platforms.

About the Author

Marsha Collier is well known for her many books on eBay and eBay businesses, which have sold more than a million copies. Recognizing the power of social media, Marsha has expanded her scope, and was recently named a NOW Award All-Star by the Twitter-focused 140 Characters Conference.


Part I: Computer and Internet Basics.

Chapter 1: Getting a Computer Ready for the Internet.

Chapter 2: Hooking Up to the Internet.

Chapter 3: All About E-Mail.

Chapter 4: Speaking the Social Networking Language.

Part II: Putting Your Face onto Facebook.

Chapter 5: Preparing Your Facebook Profile.

Chapter 6: Preparing to Share Info.

Chapter 7: Connecting with Friends and Family.

Chapter 8: Adding Photos and Videos to Facebook.

Chapter 9: Exploring Groups, Events, and Games.

Part III: And Now, It's Twitter Time.

Chapter 10: A Beginner's Guide to Twitter.

Chapter 11: Conversing on Twitter with Friends, Family, and More.

Chapter 12: Gathering Tools of the Twitter Trade.

Part IV: The Rest of the Social Networking Story.

Chapter 13: Sharing (and Grabbing) Photos, Videos, and Music.

Chapter 14: Giving or Taking an Opinion.

Chapter 15: So You Want to Be a Blogger?


ISBN: 9780470637548
ISBN-10: 0470637544
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 7th September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1