Social Media Is Not Just for Kids: Social Networking Has Almost Doubled among People Ages 50 and Older; Learn How to Do It with Visual Steps’ “Social Media for Seniors”

June 6, 2012

Older Americans are using social media to keep up with friends, get back in touch, communicate with their families and grow their businesses. The book “Social Media for Seniors” teaches how to use social media.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

According to comScore, a digital measurement company, 27.4 million people age 55 and over engaged in social networking in July 2010, up from 16 million one year ago. The Pew Research Center´s Internet & American Life Project, social networking has almost doubled among people ages 50 and older.

For millions of people, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress and other social media websites have become an integral part of everyday life for both personal and commercial purposes.

You can hardly find a company, club, newspaper or television program that does not have its own page on Facebook or Twitter. For many celebrities, clubs and sports organizations, such a page has proved to be an indispensable form of communication.

Social media has also truly revolutionized how society communicates, how people interact and how information travels.

Using the unique Visual Steps teaching method, this easy-to-use book will acquaint the reader with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WordPress. Learn how to create an account, how to input key information, how to take advantage of each site´s capabilities including creating messages incorporating hyperlinks, photos and videos. Also covered are the key steps to adding contacts, friends and building a social network for each respective media site. Understanding privacy settings and how to manage the flow and access to information is crucial in the world of social media. These issues and topics are fully addressed in this book.

Whether for personal or professional purposes, social media is an indispensable tool for staying in touch and building community. Understanding how to use social media effectively opens up major opportunities. Take advantage of all it has to offer and understand it with this comprehensive book.


Author: Studio Visual Steps

Number of pages: 224 pages

Book type: Paperback, full color

ISBN: 978-9059050181

Price: US $22.95 Canada $25.95

Support website: http://www.visualsteps.com/socialmedia

Topics covered in this book:

  •     creating an account in Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  •     adding personal information, blogs and photos to your profile
  •     building friends
  •     configuring privacy settings
  •     creating a blog in WordPress
  •     tips for commercial use

Visual Steps is the very successful publisher of the well-known computer books for Seniors and is dedicated to help individuals over the age of 50 participate in the cyber-age. More than 25.000 copies of the title Windows 7 for Seniors and 80.000 of Windows XP for Seniors have been sold.

All of the Visual Steps books follow the same methodology, known as the Visual Steps Method. This method distinguishes itself in a number of ways from traditional instructional methods. Attention is made to the special needs and requirements of the mature individual. Each product:

•Allows learning in a friendly, fun and hands-on manner.

•Uses a larger print format

•Contains easy to understand, visually oriented, step-by-step instructions.

•Has an extensive use of screen shots and illustrations.

•Features practical, useful information and tips.

•Includes follow-up exercises to reinforce new skills and increases confidence.

•Offers special help topics for do-it-yourself error correcting and offers an extensive index.

The Visual Steps books are distributed by IPG. More information and hi-resolution images of covers can be found on http://www.visualsteps.com/press.

For more information about Visual Steps Publishing and requesting a review copy or digital picture of one of the books, you can contact Jenny Frost – jennyfrost(at)verizon(dot)net – telephone number 914-937-9472.

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