Connect with Family and Friends

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Social Networking

Blogs and Social Networks

Blogs and social networks make it easy for people to keep track of each other. For example, instead of e-mailing all of your friends a story about your vacation, you can simply write a blog entry about it and your friends can read it at their leisure. Or, you can make a post about it on your social networking site, and your friends will be able to see your post when they visit the site. World Book Online Reference Center, Tennessee Electronic Library

Facebook for Dummies eBook!

There’s no time like the present: get started on Facebook today with this friendly beginner guide!

Twitter

“A social networking website that allows users to post extremely short messages, called tweets. Tweets must be 140 or fewer characters in length. A user’s tweets can be read instantly by other people connected through the website. Twitter’s simplicity has helped it become an important means of communication around the world.”

Twitter for Dummies eBook!

You’ll discover how to get set up on Twitter, build a follower list, and find a voice for your tweets.

Facebook and Twitter for Seniors eBook!

People over 55 were the fastest-growing user group on Facebook in the first half of 2009. From basic information about establishing an Internet connection to rediscovering old friends, sharing messages and photos, and keeping in touch instantly with Twitter, this book helps seniors jump right into social media.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Facebook eBook!

Discover all that Facebook® can do for you! Wall, News Feed, privacy, photos, locations, invitations, chat-if you’ve new to Facebook® or thinking about joining, you might be overwhelmed at all the options and features the #1 social network has to offer. However, with a little help navigating those features, you’ll see why so many people log on every day!

Google+ for Dummies eBook!

Google+ is Google’s new social network and from day one it has had the social media world abuzz with excitement. Early fans claim it’s easier to use than Facebook and Twitter and has a wealth of creative new features. If you want to learn how to navigate this new social neighborhood, take along Google+ for Dummies as your guide.