So I got this book in the mail: Facebook for Seniors: Connect With Friends and Family in 12 Easy Lessons.


And I think it’s brilliant! The “twelve easy lessons” of which they speak include things like

  • choosing a strong password
  • how to download photos
  • friendship privacy settings
  • playing word battle with a friend

And there are some REALLY helpful tools:

  • blocking a Facebook friend
  • protecting your privacy in groups

If you still don’t see the point of having a Facebook account, the book explains:

  • why your profile is useful
  • How famous will I get?
  • creating your own Facebook event
  • finding groups by general hobbies and special interests

Just in case it doesn’t work out and you really aren’t having a good time:

  • bidding Facebook adieu

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you already have a Facebook account. I mean, as of the third quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.79 billion monthly active users. Is your Grandparents on Facebook? If you go to fanmisenior you will find a surprising number of people of a senior age willingly engage in technology of the modern era.

But you probably know someone who’s not on Facebook–perhaps a senior, as the book’s title suggests, or perhaps a younger person who still writes letters and buys stamps (!).

Facebook for Seniors is a quick, colorful Cliff’s Notes for the social media newcomer who hasn’t yet experienced the benefit of connecting with grandchildren or old high school buddies or fellow knitters or travelers. If there’s someone in your family like that, Facebook for Seniors would be a great gift to tuck under the tree!