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Save Your Facebook From Being Hacked

Feb 26, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media, Trending Technology  //  No Comments

While on Facebook, look at your URL address; if you see http: instead of https: then you don’t have a secure session and you can be hacked. Go to Account|Account Settings|Account Security and click Change. Check the first box.| Save the change. Otherwise FB defaults to the non-secure setting.

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories

Jan 25, 2011   //   by admin   //   Facebook, Miscellaneous, Social Media, Trending Technology  //  No Comments

Facebook Profile Picture Trick

Dec 28, 2010   //   by admin   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media, Trending Technology  //  2 Comments

Many people have seen some of the unique and creative ways for which to frame your Facebook pictures using the new Facebook profile setup. In case you haven’t here is an example of what I’m talking about.

However not many people have the photoshop skills necessary to do something as creative as what you see pictured above. That is where Picturize.me comes into play. Picturize.me is a service that is designed to make editing your profile picture extremely easy. All you have to do is download the Silverlight software necessary to use their service and you are set. In a matter of minutes you can have as creative a Facebook profile as everyone else!

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Increase Facebook Fan Page Interaction

Dec 6, 2010   //   by admin   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media  //  No Comments

Several times in the last few months I have read an article online about how to build a Facebook fan page. Specifically these articles focused on how to interact with fan page members and increase the number of comments and overall interaction on your business Facebook page. After having read so much material on the subject I thought it would be beneficial to my readers to summarize what I have learned.

Here are the 3 factors that are most important to account for when posting to Facebook.

1) Know Your Audience

It doesn’t matter if you’re updating a business fan page or simply updating your personal status on Facebook, it is important to account for your audience. If you are in charge of a yoga studio’s business page then most likely your audience during the day are stay-at-home moms. If this is the case then tailor your fan page updates to their liking. The goal is to provide your audience with helpful information. In this example that may be the where about of a local day care center? The point is that you at least consider who your target audience might be prior to your update. Of course your audience does change with the time of day which leads into the next point.

2) Time Your Updates

Now I didn’t come up with the following statistics I am merely pulling these stats from another source but research shows that Facebook has the most users online during three specific hours of the day. The first of which is 11 am. Not many people have time to check their profile before an early class or even work and therefore the first popular time zone to be online is right around when the average civilian loses focus at work and decides to burn a few minutes before lunch online.

The next optimal time to post is at 3 pm. Three o clock is a popular time since students are just arriving home from class and have nothing to do.

The last most efficient hour to post a status update to your Facebook profile or fan page is around 6 pm. Statistics show Facebook has the most users online in any given time zone after work hours. Therefore if you are extremely passionate about a response you will post in the early evening.

3) Ask Multiple Choice Questions

The last strategy involved with gaining a strong reaction from a post online is to ask simple questions of your audience. Now there are exceptions to this rule such as if your target audience has assembled by political affiliation. In this scenario this rule need not apply. But if you are updating a fan page or even your own Facebook status then ask a multiple choice question if you are going to ask any question at all. Easy questions and better yet multiple choice questions require minimal thinking from your audience and yet they still require plenty of opinion. Since people are both lazy and yet very opinionated they often will respond to such a post.

A Facebook Village: A Good Idea or Bad?

Nov 30, 2010   //   by admin   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media  //  2 Comments

Facebook Messages Is Not Email

Nov 22, 2010   //   by admin   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media  //  No Comments

Within the last two weeks it has been made public that Facebook plans to unleash their own email messaging system to their social networking site. Facebook calls this new communication system “Messages” and makes it clear that this is not just another email.

Facebook Messages combines Facebook chat, Facebook direct messages, cell phone text messages, and outside emails all into one so that any social conversation you have had with a friend can be found in one place. Messages is designed so that you can go to one place to see any conversation you have ever had with a friend. It will be similar to a smart phone text messaging conversation in which you can see all texts from one friend dating weeks into the past in one thread except it will pull together conversations from multiple sources and put them into one location! Now that’s convenient.

Facebook Messages Registration

Since Facebook is rolling out this Messaging system slowly to segments of users at a time I am becoming curious how individuals will go about claiming their own @facebook.com address. Who gets to claim their address first and will it be fair if your name @Facebook.com is no longer available by the time the messaging system is available to you? This could be chaotic in a word however I’m guessing Facebook has a plan to handle registration discrepancies that we will not catch word of until the future.

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