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MySpace For Dummies [Paperback]

Ryan Hupfer , Mitch Maxson , Ryan C. Williams
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12 Jan 2007 For Dummies
Filled with tips and tricks on how to use MySpace—from setting up a MySpace account to customizing your MySpace profile—MySpace for Dummies is your one–stop tutorial on all the ins and outs of the Internet’s biggest socializing network.

This book helps you discover the nuts and bolts of MySpace with simple guidance on how to:

  • Use basic HTML
  • Secure your profile from unwanted contact
  • Join MySpace groups (and start your own)
  • Add songs and videos to your profile
  • Create a MySpace photo album
  • Access MySpace from your cell phone
  • Blog and keep in touch with friends via your account, and much more!

Whether you’re looking to build connections and make friends, promote your band, or get the word out about your talents, MySpace is the place to connect with people online.


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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (12 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470095296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470095294
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.7 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,901,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I mentioned earlier the phenomenon that is Dummies and here is an example of just what it does best." ( The Bookseller , Friday 14th March 2008) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Activate the built–in tools to use MySpace safely

Trick out your profile, meet new people, and promote your talents on MySpace

MySpace is the place to connect with friends online and this book helps you make the most of it. Here′s how to customize your profile so it stands out in a crowd, create or join groups, send event invites, share photos, steer clear of bad guys, and even show off your talents or get your band discovered!

Discover how to

  • Set up your account and profile
  • Add photos and music
  • Use MySpace safety tools
  • Find friends and keep in touch
  • Market your talent
  • Personalize your profile

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful 3 Jan 2010
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Maybe I'm just not that much of a dummy, but I always find that these "for dummies" books are only good for complete beginners. If that's what you want, that's fine, but don't expect to get anything very advanced out of it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old Dudes Can MySpace 10 Jan 2007
By K Potter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
What is this mysterious place that my children visit daily? Is it safe? Does it have any value to my family or business? This book has provided me with the tools to understand and appreciate the power of MySpace. It is an easy and fascinating read and after completion serves as an excellent user friendly referance manual. Last week I was a technology challenged dork. After reading 'MySPace for Dummies' I am now proud to be a MySpace geek. Thank you Ryan Hupfer.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are not using MySpace, this book has your name all over it! 5 July 2007
By Chris Forbes - Published on Amazon.com
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I work with a lot of faith-based nonprofits and the current debate among them is should they use MySpace. This book helps answer the question. With more than 115 million people on the site who need to be touched with your message and moved to join your cause, why wouldn't you want to reach out to them? This book walks though the basics in the usual great "Dummies" fashion. I was able to read it quickly and afterward set up my profile in just a few minutes. It wasn't long until I customized my profile and started looking like a pro. Now I am building a network of people and exploring a space that helps me connect with all kinds of people. MySpace seems made to order for nonprofit outreach.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant introduction for 'Silver Surfers' everywhere. 17 Mar 2009
By John Joyce - Published on Amazon.com
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As someone in their late fifties who can't tell his HTML from his elbow, but wanted to catch the wave of the e-revolution on such sites as MySpace, Blogger and the like, I found this book a brilliant introduction to the world of MySpace.

OK, so it doesn't plunge into the intricacies of HTML, but what it does do (and this is really AWESOME!) is allow you to casually mention to your children that they can always check out your MySpace page if they want to know what you've been doing lately.

It does this through the tried and tested 'For Dummies' approach of assuming that their reader knows absolutely nothing about the subject (in my case this was literally true) and start building from there. The opening chapters explain what MySpace is (how many people over 55 can honestly say that they know?)and then proceeds to explain in simple cook-book language how to set up your own page.

There is also a very interesting chapter on "Marketing the MySpace Way" which I found worth its weight in gold since I unashamedly joined MySpace to plug my own books.

This is a book that delivers exactly what it promises on the cover - a simple manual to get any "Dummy" that reads it up onto MySpace with the minimum of effort. You may not have the best MySpace page in the world once you're done - but you will have one, and for that I am very grateful to the "For Dummies" publishers for making this possible.
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok 31 Jan 2009
By RKV - Published on Amazon.com
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Not quite in-depth enough. Didn't really tell me anything I hadn't already figured out on my own.
5.0 out of 5 stars My space Reference 28 Oct 2007
By Victoria J. Poller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
MySpace For Dummies (For Dummies Series)
Easy reading book. Great when you need to reference a particular concern and need directions.
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