Facebook is the largest and most popular social network out there, but for many, it can be quite confusing. The beauty of Facebook is that just about everything can be customized or configured to your liking…you may just not know about it. If you want to know a little more about what you can do to customize your Facebook business page or just Timeline in general, here is some information for you.
Below are 10 configurations you can do right from your news feed in Facebook. Enjoy!
#1 Have you ever logged into Facebook and the first few posts were from hours ago? Facebook automatically shows you the “Top Stories” in your new feed which are posts that have received lots of attention via likes and comments, and Facebook thinks you shouldn’t miss out on this. Well, here’s how to fix it to show the “Most Recent” posts:
#2 Sometimes you just want to get on Facebook without anyone bugging you. You can be anonymous by setting your chat to “offline“. Any messaging you receive will be sent to your FB Inbox. Start by clicking the chat box at the bottom of the screen. It will pop open showing you who is online, who is not, and who is available by mobile. Then click the gear wheel and “Turn off chat“. Just don’t forget to turn it back on later!
#3 You can change who is seeing your individual posts. “Public” posts, showing the world symbol, mean anyone can see your post, friend or not. “Friends“, showing the figure head symbol, mean only your friends will see your posts. “Custom“, showing the gear wheel symbol, allows you to post to all your friends except for individual people. For example, you are having a surprise party for your mom and you create a post telling everyone you are planning the party. If you set the post to custom, excluding your mom, everyone will see the post but her! Pretty cool huh?
#4 Don’t you hate it when you comment on a post, then realize you misspelled something or forgot a word? You can edit your comment and move on
#5 Have you ever commented on a post and then regretted it later because 50 other people also commented and your notification box is filling up? You can “Unfollow a post” and never get notified again.
#6 The election is close and people are more than ever posting their political beliefs and it can be tiresome. I have many political friends and although it’s not my thing, I still want to be friends with them, but without seeing all those posts. There is a solution…You can hide them from your news feed, meaning you are still friends, they still see your posts, you can see their posts if you go to their profile page, but you won’t see them in your news feed until you put them back in your news feed. Just don’t forget about them! BTW…they will NOT receive a notification about it.
#7 Alright so maybe taking them out of your news feed is a little too harsh for you…Here is an alternative. Hover over the person’s name, then hover over “friends“. Click on “settings” and you will see options for “How many posts you see” and “What type of posts you see“. This allows you to see what you want to see from these people.
#8 You can create different lists for your friends and put friends into multiple lists. For example, family, co-workers, best friends, high school, college friends, etc. whatever you like.
#9 Now that you have all your friends neatly in lists, you can do 2 things with that. First, you can create a post specifically for that list. Now only your friends listed in “family”, for example, will see your specific post only meant for them. Second, you can look at your news feed with only that particular list in mind. For example, if you just want to see what your college buddies are up to, you can click on that list on your left side of the screen, and your news feed will only show those in that last.
#10 If you have a Facebook business page, you will appreciate this. An easy way to jump to your page and not have to go back and forth between “you” and “your page” identities is to click your page from the left side of the screen. It will also have a number next to it if there are any notifications for your page. Easy as pie!
I hope this helped you out and of course if you have anything to add to this, please post it in the comment section below.
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Today’s “ah-ha” moment:
I get this question a lot and rightfully so…
Q: How do I get rid of those annoying Farmville/Cityville/Mafia Wars/Family Fued game requests on Facebook?
A: While in Facebook, go into your privacy settings at the top right of your screen (next to “Home”), scroll down and click “blocked people and apps”, then you can enter what apps (or people) you want to block.
**Thank you Cheryl F. for asking the question and inspiring this post.
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I was 18 years old when I got my first pager and it was the clear/translucent one and I thought I was the coolest person on earth. It was $10/mo or $30 every 3 months. Surprisingly, I could not find one single picture of the ‘clear beeper’ anywhere on Google. Anyways…I loved my pager and all the cryptic codes for your friends, (and the not so cryptic 911/411).
It wasn’t until 1998 that I got a cell phone and once again I thought I was the coolest person on the planet. Why? Because my cell had the bottom flip that everyone on TV had.
But then came Nextel and the very cool ‘walkie-talkie’ phone. Yep I had that one too and you guessed it, I was the cool kid again.
In 2005 Motorola came out with the Razor. At this point in time I was not priveledged enough to own one of these technological miracles. I was at a bar with some friends and when this guy came over to talk to us, he pulled out his new Razor and asked if any of us had ever seen one. Yes, he was that cheesy but I didn’t care, I was SO impressed and asked to see it. You could say I was a bit envious. I didn’t get a Razor until a year later.
I say telepathic messages.
By the way…have you seen the new Google Glasses?
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There have been some pretty big changes with Facebook this week. The good news is, it’s all good news!
#1 The ‘Super Admin’
Facebook now allows you to limit the access of other administrators on Facebook business pages. There are now 5 levels of admins.
- Manager – The Manager has complete access to the page and all access. This would likely to be the page owner or business owner.
- Content Creator – This position allows for all access except for managing other admin roles. This is a great role for your Social Media Manager or Marketing Director.
- Moderator – The moderator can not post or create content but can reply to posts, comments, and messages as well as create ads and see the analytics.
- Advertiser – This role is strictly for someone to see the analytics and create/edit advertisements for the page.
- Insights Analyst – As it sounds, the role of the Insights Analyst only has access to this section.
This is fabulous news that should have been in place years ago. I have heard many horror stories about a rejected/angry employee deleting Facebook pages or deleting the other admins and creating havoc on the page. The ‘Super Admin’ should solve these problems.
#2 Promoted Posts
We all know about advertising for Facebook pages and you see them constantly over on the far right column of the page. Now Facebook allows you to promote a particular post from your page. What does that mean? It means, for a certain price, your post will be seen by even more people including friends of fans. Now that’s pretty cool! The other side of the coin is, how does Facebook control what fans are seeing my posts in the first place? Seems they have some explaining to do.
#3 Scheduled Posts
Coming soon to a page near you! You will soon be able to schedule out your posts on Facebook up to 6 months in advance. Again, should have been done years ago but hey we’ll take it. This will allow admins to still post while in meetings/vacation/sick/busy/different time zones and not have to use 3rd party sites like HootSuite. Watch for this new feature and let me know how you like it!
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Have you seen the news lately?
Yes. And then a police officer yelled to him to stop, and the “zombie man” turned to the police officer with flesh hanging from his mouth, growled at the cop then returned to his meal.
Yes. So the cop fired at the “zombie man” who pretty much ignored it, so the cop fired 5 more shots to finally kill the flesh eating man. The victim is still in the hospital with 75% of his face chewed off and hospital officials are not releasing any information.
“Maybe the victim is now a zombie“, is what my 14 year old said. Maybe. So is there a zombie Apocalypse underway? Well, if I was a doctor/nurse/hospital worker and the victim became a zombie, I would be selling that story faster than you can say “twenty million” along with the iPhone pics to TMZ and finding the most remote island to build my new zombie-free fortress. So my answer would be no, there is no zombie apocolypse because the news would be all over Facebook by now, in fact there is even The Miami Zombie on Twitter.
So why did the guy eat the face off the other guy? “Bad LSD” is what the cops say is the reason. A new form of LSD that apparently is worse than the old kind. Fabulous. All this just when I was looking forward to heading to the Florida beach this summer.
Stay safe my friends and please, just say no to bad LSD!
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I spend a lot of time on Facebook and I have heard many stories from friends of how Facebook has caused problems with friends and family relating to arguments or offending others on Facebook. I personally have never had a problem like this ever. Until now.
Without going into too much detail and making the situation worse than it already is, I have certain people (extended “family” you could say) blocked from my Facebook profile, meaning I may as well not exist to them because they can’t find me and for good reason. Let’s call them “person A“. I don’t want “person A” to know anything about my personal life and want to keep it as private as I possibly can. However, their extended family members, “person B” saw something on my page, passes on the info, and “person A” got upset about it. So I blocked “person B” which I would have blocked in the beginning anyways if I had though about it.
Anyways…. Ugh, so high school-ish, right?
“Person A” is now upset that I blocked “person B” because they “did nothing wrong”. So now I look petty, immature, and like the bad guy all because I wanted to keep my privacy so it wouldn’t cause problems in the first place. I can’t win. So what do I do? Do I act as the better person, unblock these people (even though we still are not Facebook friends and they still won’t have access to very much anyways), or do I keep them blocked and continue minding my own business and hope they mind their own business (ha ha)?
What is the correct etiquette for blocking people?
If I would not invite you to my house, show you my photo album, and tell you the latest going on in my life, why would I share it with you on Facebook? I wouldn’t, you would be blocked.
That’s what’s so great about Facebook, you can control who sees what!
Click here to learn how to block certain posts from being seen, control your privacy, block people all together, etc!!!
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Project365 is a photo-a-day way of seeing and remembering those moments in life that so often get away from us. All you do is take one picture a day of something that happened to you or effected you in some way, write a caption, and post it to your Project365 Facebook album. Pretty simple right? Usually it is, but I found that I have gotten pretty busy and forget to take a picture, or maybe I did take one but forgot to post it. This is always a reminder to me of why I’m doing this project in the first place. We so often get busy in our lives, we don’t see the little things, or we forget what happened. That is why the project exists.
I love going back and seeing what I did and remember what happened on a particular day. I also like the fact that Project365 reminds me to pay attention to what’s going on in my life, the good and the bad, and reminds me to take a picture (except when I forget ).
Give it a try for yourself and let me know how you like it!
Below are some examples of my album but if you would like to see my entire #Project365 album, click here.
#Project365: Tuesday 4-3 Just viewed some of the tornado damage in Arlington. Most amazing thing I have ever seen and this was only an F2! I am just at a loss for these people and wish there was more I could do for them. More pics to come.
#Project365: Friday 4-6 Today I went to Rangers Opening Day…kinda. Well I went to an awesome tailgating party with some friends and the Rangers won 3-2! Season is 1-0 baby!!!