Social Networking for the Over 50s In Simple Steps by Tom MyerSocial Networking for the Over 50s In Simple Steps by Tom Myer

Social Networking for the Over 50s In Simple Steps

byTom Myer

Paperback | January 20, 2012

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Use social networking sites and services with confidence This practical book will have you achieving immediate results using: - a friendly, visual approach - simple language - practical, task-based examples - large, full-colour screenshots Discover everthing you want to know about using social networking sites and services in this easy-to-use guide; from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you'll encounter. Practical. Simple. Fast.
Title:Social Networking for the Over 50s In Simple StepsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 20, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273761072

ISBN - 13:9780273761075


Table of Contents

Top 10 Social Networking Tips for the Over 50s

1  Set up a Twitter account

2  Tweet!

3  Tweet a reply to a specific person

4  Use a Twitter hashtag

5  Set up a Facebook account

6  Share what you're doing on Facebook

7  Share photos on Facebook

8  Share videos on Facebook

9  Start blogging with Tumblr

10 Introduction to Google+


1. Getting Started With Social Media

   Who uses social media?

   Why participate in social media?

   Is social media ‘viral’?

   Privacy and security concerns

   Finding your friends and colleagues on social media

   Using social media to meet new friends

   Using social media to follow a hobby or passion

   Using social media to organise people for a cause or movement

   Using social media to promote a business


2. Twitter

   Set up a Twitter account


   Tweet a reply to a specific person

   Use a Twitter hashtag

   Finding friends on Twitter

   Using Twitter search

   Sending a direct message

   Installing Tweetdeck

   Using Twitter on an iPhone


3. Facebook Basics

   Set up a Facebook account

   Adding a bio

   Uploading a profile picture

   Finding friends on Facebook

   Share what you're doing on Facebook

   Adding a comment to a friend’s Facebook status

   Viewing a friend’s profile

   Friending someone on Facebook

   Liking on Facebook

   Share photos on Facebook

   Share videos on Facebook

   Share links on Facebook

   Tagging people on Facebook


4. Advanced Facebook

   Using the notes feature to ‘blog’ on Facebook

   Asking a question on Facebook

   Posting to someone’s wall

   Tagging someone in a post or a comment

   Sending a private message

   Creating an event on Facebook

   Liking a fan page

   Telling others about a fan page

   Facebook on your iPhone


5. Google+

   Getting to know Google+

   Sharing on Google+

   Sharing a photo on Google+

   Sharing a photo album on Google+

   Viewing photos from your circle on Google+

   Sharing a video on Google+

   Adding comments on Google+

   Adding a +1 on Google+

   Muting a post on Google+

   Sharing on Google+

   Restrict sharing on Google+

   Working with circles in Google+

   Notifications in Google+

   Viewing a specific stream on Google+

   Viewing your own profile on Google+

   Starting a hangout on Google+

   Sparks on Google+

   Your Google+ settings


6. Blogging

   Starting your own blog

   Finding quality blogs

   Before you start a blog

   Nine ideas for keeping your blog going

   Start blogging with Tumblr

   Start blogging with Posterous

   Start blogging with Blogger

   Start blogging with


7. Photos and Video

   Introduction to Flickr

   Create a Flickr account

   Upload an image to Flickr

   Organise images into sets

   Search for images

   Connect with people on Flickr

    Introduction to Instagram

    Downloading the application

    Taking a picture with Instagram

    Finding friends on Instagram

    Introduction to YouTube

    Searching for and watching videos on YouTube

   Signing up for YouTube

   Uploading your first video

   Subscribing to a channel on YouTube

   Introduction to Vimeo

   Signing up for Vimeo

   Uploading a video

    Exploring Vimeo


8. Music

   Introduction to

   Starting a profile

   Get music recommendations from

   Downloading the Scrobbler

   Adding favourite artists to manually

   Listening to music on

   Seeing recommended music on

   Introduction to

   Signing up for

   Searching for a song on

    Blipping a song

   Introduction to Spotify

    Getting a Spotify account

    Installing Spotify

    Importing your music to Spotify

    Playing a song on Spotify

    Seeing an artist’s playlist

    Seeing all songs on an album

    Starring songs

    Creating and sharing playlists on Spotify

    Finding Facebook friends on Spotify


9. Location-based services

    Downloading Gowalla

   Checking in to a location

   About Me in Gowalla

   Finding friends on Gowalla

   Introduction to Foursquare

   Downloading the app

   Checking in to a location

   Using Foursquare to explore

   Using Facebook check-ins

   Using Google+ check-ins


10.  Fun social websites to try out




   Friends Reunited


   The Hotlist





Top 10 Social Networking Problems Solved

1   Privacy issues

2   Security issues

3   Oversharing

4   Inauthenticity

5   Friending too many people

6    Friending too few people

7   Trolls

8   Forgetting the social part of social media

9    Getting distracted by too much social media

10    Not participating enough in social media