Friend Requests from Acquaintances – A Facebook Dilemma Solved

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Here’s the harsh truth. I’m super picky who I ‘friend’ on Facebook. This is mostly because I don’t use my Facebook profile for business. My posts are often quite personal. Not as in bare my deepest pains and airing of dirty laundry, just more everyday stuff but still, rarely business. I have a page for that, am involved with several groups and am looking to creating more groups in the near future too. Definitely not anti-social. It’s really a reflection of how I live. By nature, it takes time for me to make friends. In my mind, friends are people who don’t mind my quirkiness and won’t judge me for being their polar opposite. When business acquaintances, people you just met, and those you don’t know well, sends a friend request, there’s no way to tell if they’d be offended by that or take it in stride. To accept or not to accept? That’s the question for the modern day. Thankfully, Facebook does have a way for you to take care of that problem. Put them on the Restricted list. When you add someone to the restricted list, they can only see your public posts and/or pictures or when you tag them. For a

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9 Facebook Hacks You Don't Know About

Doesn’t Facebook and productivity sound like an oxymoron? Most people don’t go to Facebook to be productive. As us who are in business, the mere mention of Facebook sometimes mean hours of time suck with little or no rewards. Ah, but I beg to differ! Like the in real life, Facebook is about the company you keep. I’m in a few high quality groups where excellent resources are shared on a daily basis. Some help me hone my coding skills and others have information I would like to return to for a later project. There’s certainly some good stuff on Facebook and it can also be a time suck. Here are some things I’ve discovered to help me do, get in and out quickly until I’m ready to unwind. Bookmarking Posts Facebook doesn’t have a favorite or bookmark feature but guess what? Each post has its own URL. That means you can bookmark it. On the post you’d like to save, look for the date it was posted or how many hours ago the post was published. This is usually on the top right next to the photo. Click that and it’ll be taken to a page displaying this post and its

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Email Shareable Images

To encourage sharing, I’ve started adding more share-friendly images to our blog posts. Thanks to our designer, these are often great looking. When I wrote the post on steps to take when WordPress updates fail, she created a great image that really captured the message. The day I emailed about the post, I added the image into the email. The email linked to the post but only after sending, did I realize my mistake. I should have added some share buttons to the bottom of the image as well. The idea is to use the share-friendly image to encourage people to share the post. I did this once but it totally escaped me that time. Live and learn! If you’d like to do this too and you use Aweber, there’s great news. Adding share buttons is super easy. Here’s how. Prepare Your Blog Post & Image Before you do anything, you should have a destination for your shared image. This simply means, when people click on the image, they should go somewhere. The most logical destination is a blog post that further explains the image. Make sure you have a great post with a shareable image. Be sure to specify the thumbnail

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Fan Page Tabs: 3 Useful Apps

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Do you have a Fan Page on Facebook? Great! Now… how about adding some custom content by adding some more fan page tabs? If you have no idea what fan page tabs are, here is a screen shot that might help. When you click that tab, you will essential load a new ‘page’ or new content in the center frame of Facebook. And custom tabs means you customized content in there, not just whatever content an app gives you. Cool! How do you do that? Well, there are several ways. The easiest is perhaps by adding an application to your fan page that lets you customize the content. Here are 3 we found. Static HTML:iframe tabs This is completely free. When you add the application to your page you will get one new fan page tab. As page admin, all you need to do is click the tab then type or paste the content you want to display. You can use HTML, CSS, Javascript, images (hosted on your own site). You can also add have fan-only content. You can add up to 12 fan page tabs using this app. MyTab This is one works the same way has a spot

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Facebook fan page photos

Do you manage a Facebook Fan Page? Have you made the switch to the new page design yet? I have to admit I am hesitant. One of the biggest reasons is the photo strip on the top of the page. While this is not a problem for a personal profile, photos are not something I ever think of putting on a Fan Page so it will take some brainstorming. Then, Denise O’Berry showed off her fan page with these interesting images. I thought that really creative. Check out Denise’s page. What do you think? Do you have an interesting way to use the photo strip on the top of your fan page? Do share.

How To Create A Facebook Like Button

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

If you want to put a Facebook Like button on your site and pages do you know it is deceptively simple? Facebook provides you with a super-easy form. All you need to do is complete the form and it’ll give you the code. This code it gives you is an iframe version. There’s also a more complex option that requires more technical knowledge. That one has a little bit more advantage, I believe you can view stats with the advanced one. But really, the basic version does a lot on its own. If you’d like to keep it simple, head on over to this page. You’ll see a little code generator on the page like shown in this image. Enter your site URL, select the layout and various options available to you. Click Get Code. You will be given two sets of code. One is iframe and the other one is FBML. Use the top one – the iframe one. It’s the easiest. Copy that code to notepad or somewhere you store all these snippets of code like Evernote. Now go back to your web page or blog. Paste the code into the HTML or template. Keep in mind this

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