The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners

The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners

Getting Started With Facebook, Twitter & Google+

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam
If you haven't joined the social media revolution yet, don't fret: There's still time! But with so much out there, where to start?Something more than a text message, something less than a phone call... Not engaging in these new types of online social messaging could mean you are missing out on the action. The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners covers business, leisure and everything in-between. This guide walks readers through setup and maintenance, and provides them with the skills needed to make pages lively and relevant to the people they know or work with, and the people they're about to meet or reach out to. The term "social media" covers an ever-expanding suite of apps, blogs and wikis, but this book focuses on the two most popular-and personal-forms of social media: Facebook and Twitter. Significant attention is also paid to Google+, the latest direct challenge to Facebook's overwhelming dominance of social networking.

Dorling Kindersley Pub
In less than a decade, social media has changed the way millions of people keep in touch with friends, read the news and share interests. Not engaging in these new types online social messaging can really keep a person out of the loop. The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners covers business, leisure and everything in between. The book focuses on the two most popular — and personal — forms of social medial: Facebook and Twitter. The guide walks readers through setup and maintenance and provides them with the skills needed to make pages lively and relevant to the people they know or work with, as well as the people they're about to meet.
  • Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US (Nielsen)
  • A total of 234 million people age 13 and older in the U.S. used mobile devices in December 2009. (Digital Venture Beat)
  • Facebook has over 750 million users.
  • Twitter averages 40 million tweets per day.


Baker & Taylor
A guide to navigating five popular social networking web sites advises on setting up accounts, controlling privacy settings, customizing the public profile view, and keeping in touch with friends and contacts.

Ingram Publishing Services
Written especially for late adopters, so if you've never done it before, this book is all you need,Have it all in one place: explains how to bring disperse online services under Facebook's umbrella. It also includes a section on Google+, the next step in social networking,Includes social network marketing best practices for the self-employed and small business owner,Rough Guides computing titles worth £3.7 million with lifetime sales of over 650K copies (Nielsen Bookscan July 2011)

Publisher: London, Eng. : Rough Guides, c2012
ISBN: 9781409358336
Branch Call Number: 006.754 MAH
Characteristics: 272 p. :,col. ill. ;,16 cm.

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klints Jan 04, 2013

This book is a handy survey of popular social media applications. It uses easy-to-understand language as it explains basic Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ features. I would recommend this book for absolute beginners.

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