MySpace.com is a free social networking Web site that allows you to share with others your photos, weblogs, user profiles, e-mail, web forums, music, video, as well as offers you the opportunity to participate in groups. MySpace.com is the largest online social networking portal on the web; it has 61-plus million registered users with 21-plus million unique visitors. It is the second largest destination on the web by page views. With a MySpace account you can speak with friends online, meet potential friends, connect with friends of other friends, keep up with family, and find lost classmates, friends, or business associates. Many parents however feel they have been left behind on this new technology, and have legitimate concerns about their children s safety.
People aren t always who they say they are and recent news stories have alerted parents to the potential problems with predators using MySpace.com. The MySpace.com Handbook provides tips, secrets, and tricks to creating and personalizing a MySpace profile and provides a complete overview of MySpace.com. Learn how to use online social networking Web sites, personalize your account, and add photos and music. Parents who are not Internet savvy will find the book very useful as well as it will assist them in developing discussions with their teens about MySpace, step-by-step instructions detail critical information and safety issues for parents and parental controls are detailed, as well as how to stop contact from strangers, eliminate profile invasion, spyware software threats, avoid online sexual and criminal predators, web monitoring services, cyber bullies, hate groups, phishing and other internet scams, learn how to report inappropriate content, and protect your identity.
There is an important chapter for businesses as well others that may want to use the site to market products, music, books, etc. Although this book primarily deals with MySpace a chapter is devoted to other social networking Web sites. Whether you are a potential or current member, or a concerned parent of a MySpace potential or current member, you will find a wealth of helpful advice and useful commentary and tools.
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