If you are asking yourself the above question, then you probably wonder why Facebook does not come with a guidebook or manual. O’Reilly Media has taken it upon themselves to add Facebook: The Missing Manual to their line of Missing Manual Books, for people just like you. Completely updated, the 3rd ed. was just released in March, 2011.
Whether you are not yet on Facebook and want to see what all the fuss is about, or are already signed up, but want to see what else you can do besides find old friends, Facebook: The Missing Manual will walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to do everything you can do on Facebook. From things that you need to know to just for fun apps, you will learn your way around Facebook in no time.
Here are just some of the things you will learn how to do on Facebook:
1. Sign up for an account
2. Create and edit your profile
3. Join networks
4. Everything you need to know about Facebook friends
5. Sending messages
6. Your wall, including status updates, news feeds and more
7. Join Groups
8. Attend in person events
10. Hire and get hired
11. Project collaboration
13. Use Apps and Games
15. Facebook Mobile
If Facebook: The Missing Manual doesn’t give you all the help you need, there is an Appendix in the book that points out all of the online places that users can go for help. Other than standing over your shoulder, there isn’t much this book doesn’t do. So there is nothing standing in your way. Go ahead and start social networking.