“I wrote Facebook: The Missing Manual to help people get the most out of the site as quickly as possible,” explains the author. “Most of us lead pretty busy lives. We want to spend our online social time having fun and connecting with each other in meaningful ways–not plowing through help files, clicking around hoping to pick things up by trial and error, or (worse) leaving ourselves open to identity theft.”
Topics in the new book include:
- Get started, get connected. Signing up is easy, but the real payoff comes when you tap into networks of coworkers, classmates, and friends. Pick and choose who gets to see what, and learn how to steer clear of people you want to avoid.
- Add applications. Transform your Facebook account into an addictive, one-stop resource with thousands of mini-programs, ranging from silly to serious.
- Go professional. Facebook isn’t just for college kids. Thousands of companies and businesspeople use the site for everything from project collaboration and advertising to filling (and finding) jobs. You’ll learn all the tricks.
- Protect your privacy. You may feel too exposed with so much personal info on display. This book features an easy-to-follow, multi-pronged approach to staying safe on Facebook.