Series: Facebook for Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 6 edition (April 18, 2016)
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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