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The Facebook Guide for People Over 50 [Paperback]

Paul McFedries

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"The Facebook Guide for People Over 50 is a fantastic guide to using Facebook aimed at the older generation. It focuses on helping them create a profile, connect with old friends and relatives, communicate with others, and – of course – maintain their safety and privacy online. So if you know someone thinking about joining, or is still a 'newbie' to the site, then this may make for a great gift this holiday season!" (


“Today 750 million people — including 50 million Americans ages 45 to 65 — are on Facebook. Many of them are using the social-networking site to plan family reunions, trace family trees, and share family photos. You can, too. Before you get started, spread the word to Facebook holdouts in your family that the site is for all ages, not just for teens and college students. "That's one of the rumors I try to dispel early," says Paul McFedries, 51, author of The Facebook Guide for People Over 50. "Facebook is just a reflection of things we do in our lives anyway. You chat with people, you share photographs, you talk about your trips. You can do all of those things on Facebook, and in most cases, you can do it all a lot easier."”
Karen Springen, Family Goes Strong

From the Back Cover

Get connected and start enjoying the world of Facebook

You're older. You're wiser. And if you're ready to be more connected by joining Facebook, then this is the book for you. Written in short, clear chapters, this guide walks you through creating a profile and taking advantage of all of Facebook's features. Veteran author Paul McFedries uses his informative-yet-easygoing writing style to show you how to connect with relatives, old friends, colleagues, and classmates. In addition, insider tips and proven best practices will help you make the most of your Facebook experience and, in turn, enhance your life!

  • Keep up with the latest goings-on of family and friends

  • Share photos with family and friends

  • Discover new information about your favorite hobbies

  • Make new friends who have similar interests and tastes

  • Learn the Facebook lingo

Display and share your photos

Plan your next trip

Research fitness, hobbies, finances, and more

About the Author

Paul McFedries is a freelance technical writer who has written more than 70 books that have sold over four million copies worldwide. His books include Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets; iPhone 4 Portable Genius; Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7; Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs; iPad Portable Genius; and Macs Portable Genius. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his web site,
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