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Facebook For Dummies

A new edition of the bestselling how-to Facebook title Facebook is constantly changing and evolving, replacing old features and introducing new ones. This new edition of the bestselling guide quickly and easily gets you up and running on all the site  has to offer. Packed with straightforward guidance that demystifies the nuts and bolts of this popular social media site, Facebook For Dummies covers everything from finding friends and planning events to uploading photos and videos—and so much more. Facebook is here to stay. For its billions of worldwide users, it's become a central meeting place for people from all corners of the earth to connect and share. If you're the type to share snippets of your life through photos and writing or just find joy in reading and seeing what your family and friends are up to, there's something for everyone on Facebook. Providing coverage of the latest changes to the site, this go-to guide cuts through the confusion and offers plain-English guidance on using Facebook to its fullest so you can deepen your connections, stay social, and just have fun! Get up to speed on Facebook's standalone messaging app Grasp Facebook's growing connection to e-commerce Find the scoop on cross-over posts and sharing through other sites Make sense of photo-sharing capabilities, such as 360-degree photo viewing Whether you're a newbie or an old hat looking to make sense of the latest features, this friendly guide reveals the many faces of Facebook in a language you can understand.

Series: Facebook for Dummies

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 6 edition (April 18, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1119179033

ISBN-13: 978-1119179030

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #8,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #10 in Books > Computers & Technology > Internet & Social Media > Social Media #82 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science

Amazing amount of information and how to do's in one book.The best book I have bought on this subject.You have to read it carefully, and repeatedly, though,And you have to follow the instructions faithfully.And continue using it as you progress with your page or pages.Nothing is easy.I recommend this book to beginners and users.

Facebook for dummies assumes you know little to nothing about the complicated online world of Facebook. I have not read from the beginning on through; rather I have jumped around in the book to solve problems and answer questions as they arise. I purchased the Kindle version which at times has been difficult to find the exact topic I needed. In retrospect, the paperback edition would have been easier to navigate. I do miss the dogeared pages and notes in the margins, Either way, the info is surprisingly easy to grasp. I give it a "like".

My kids made me a Facebook account, but I've been too busy to figure out how to use it. So I thought I'd take the easy way out and get the Dummy book. Of course, like all Dummy books, it's straightforward and easy to use. I guess that won't help me with the time element, but when it's late at night and my brain is slush, it will be easier to follow someone's directions and not have to do any figure out. So wish me luck!

I just started my Facebook account and was totally lost. This book saved the day. So easy to read and understand. Makes using Facebook a pleasure instead of a chore.

Do not buy this book. It doesn't cover so many things that a Facebook newbie would be looking for; no clear explanation on how to save photos or videos, nothing on how to cut and paste text, etc. The basics aren't there or are so poorly written they aren't understandable.

The problem with this book is that, less than three months after its publication date, it describes features that don't seem to work the way they are described in the book. It seems that Facebook makes changes (or tweaks) to its system from time to time, and the book can't keep up with them, growing more and more inaccurate and obsolete. For instance icons that are supposed to be in one place or another are simply not there, or a broad blue bar has become white, etc. What the author needs to do is to offer a website where readers can be alerted to changes in the book, the way Rick Steves does for his famous travel guides. The book is still quite helpful, but a bit frustrating.

I purchased this book hoping I could find out for a friend how to handle a hacked account and this book didn't help with that at all. Of course trying to contact Facebook was futile. Even trying to use the Facebook "report a problem" feature did not help.The only help this book offers is if everything goes well - it tells the obvious on "how to" information.

First thing I looked up was 'poking.' Not one word was found so I was disappointed. Haven't looked at it since. Just a paperweight now.

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