Facebook is everywhere now and just about everyone I know “in real life” has taken the plunge and signed up–including my mom and father in law [Hi, guys!].
Though it’s become this integral part of most of our lives, there’s always more to learn. Things I bet you didn’t even know you wanted to know–like “Hiding updates from a friend” (pg 244).
Including the Index, there are 577 pages and the cover boasts 6 Books in 1 and it’s not joking. There’s a lot of stuff in that bright yellow book!
Six Baby Books
The first three “books” are for the beginner to Facebook and cover everything from why you would even want to join Facebook to using Facebook social plugins.
The next three books are either for someone with basic Facebook knowledge who wants to step it up a notch and expand to using Facebook for business or for the person who has studied the first three books and is ready to move to more advanced topics and really master the Facebook monster.
Well Organized and Great for a Quick Reference
One of the things I dig about Facebook All-In-One for Dummies is the structure; it’s easy to find a quick answer to a specific question.
You might not care so much about the business side of Facebook and just need answers on the personal stuff. Or, maybe you’re the type of person who gets all the personal and is confused by the business stuff and you want to learn? Books four through six are going to be more your thing.
Clearly Explains the Rules of Facebook Promotions/Giveaways/Contests
If you have a blog and are running giveaways that involve Facebook, you’re probably doing it wrong. No. Really. Melanie’s book will help you right your wrongs. In fact, this book has app suggestions for running giveaways so you don’t violate Facebook’s TOS. It’s quite the helpful book.
Instructs You On Setting Up Groups and What To Do with Them
I’m in several Facebook groups and do the majority of my Facebook interacting via those groups. This section of Facebook All-In-One for Dummies walks you through all the steps. Once you’re done, you’ll be all like this about Facebook groups.
Quite the dry read [It is, after all, a book about Facebook.] but it accomplishes its goal of teaching you about Facebook. I didn’t even fall asleep while I was reading it. I consider that a success.
When you buy Melanie’s book–which you should do since she’s an awesome lady who has fantabulous taste in wine and is an all-around smart woman who knows her way around Facebook and back again and I’m not biased at all–you’re going to get a heck of a lot of information and some of it you might not need.
At least, you don’t think you’re going to need it. That’s OK. Just put it up on your book shelf. You’ll come back to it and be glad you didn’t lose the book.
Disclaimer: I know Melanie and like her bunches and she provided me with a review copy of her book knowing full well I would tell everyone exactly what I thought about the book…even if it sucked. Which it doesn’t. And the picture of the book at the very beginning and all of the links to Melanie’s book go to affiliate links of mine so I get a couple of pennies if you buy the book through Amazon. Or go buy it at Walmart for all I care.