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10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks

10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks

Cool Facebook tips courtesy of Mashable

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10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks

With Facebook’s ever-changing layout, and the fact that other social sites are encroaching on its real-time update strangle-hold, it’s easy to forget that there are some pretty nifty tricks you can pull using your humble Facebook status.

We’ve pulled together 10 great how-to tips that will help you get the most out of your status update, from official features to apps, Easter eggs, jokes and more.

Perfect for newer Facebook (Facebook) users, or anyone who is looking for a refresher, read on and let us know the ones you like in the comments below.

1. HOW TO: Add a Dislike Option to Your Status Update

“Like” buttons are everywhere on Facebook, and they’re everywhere on the web. But what if you want to update your status or share something that your friends can “dislike?” We know, your friends can choose to “comment” on your post, but where’s the fun in that?

The clever Status Magic Facebook app can add a dislike button to any status updates posted via the app. And if you wanted to really mix it up you can actually customize the second emotion to anything, such as “love,” “hate,” “disagree” or even “LOLs.”

2. HOW TO: Hide Status Updates From Certain People

Using Facebook’s general privacy settings (find these by hitting “account” on the top right of a Facebook page) you can select whether everyone, just friends or friends of friends can see your status updates. However, there is a way to narrow those options down even further.

You can select specific friend lists to see your status (relevant for work, special interest groups, etc.) or even individual people by name, which is useful for anyone organizing a surprise party.

To take advantage of these options, click the padlock icon just below your “what’s on your mind” box on your wall and a drop down menu should appear. Selecting “customize” will bring up more options such as “make this visible to” and “hide from” with the option to make your selection a default.

3. HOW TO: Pre-Schedule Status Updates

While SocialOomph, Sendible and HootSuite (HootSuite) offer the same kind of service, the simplest way to schedule Facebook status updates is by using the easy, free Later Bro service.

Just sign in with Facebook Connect, select your time zone, type in what it is you’d like to say, set the calendar and clock to when you’d like to say it, and presto!

4. HOW TO: Tag People in Your Status Updates

This was quite a big deal when it was announced this past September, but from the amount of searches on the topic “how can I make someone’s name go blue in a Facebook status?” it seems it’s not universally known.

To mention someone in a status update just type “@” (a la Twitter (Twitter)) in the status bar and start typing their name as it appears on Facebook. An auto-generated list will then come up with people in your social circle whose name starts with the letters you’ve typed. The feature also works with pages, brands, events and companies.

Hit the name you want, complete the update, click share and the name will become a hyperlink (you won’t see the @ symbol) and will appear in blue text.

5. HOW TO: Add Symbols to Your Facebook Status

Although there are plenty of emoticons that work with Facebook Chat, typing “:)” into Facebook’s status bar will not magically transform into a smiley yellow face. In fact, the only symbol you can create in a Facebook status update through the shortcut keys is a ♥, by typing “<3."

While this won't bother many Facebook users, others more used to punctuating their missives can copy and paste web-happy, universal symbols into the box, as you can see in the screengrab above.

PC users can also access some symbols by hitting “alt” + various number combinations (on a numerical keypad). So, while smileys are yet to hit Facebook statuses, you can annoy or amuse your buddies with symbols right now.

6. HOW TO: Turn Your Status Updates Into a Word Cloud

There’s a really fun way to visualize anyone’s status updates (even an entire country’s) as a word cloud. The Status Analyzer 3D app will look at what it is you’ve been chatting about lately and generate a list, and then a pretty, colorful, animated cloud as pictured above.

You can share the results with others on the social networking site by posting it to your friends’ walls or by adding it to your profile.

7. HOW TO: Have Fun With Facebook’s Humorous Language Options

While you can always change your setting into more sensible alternative languages, the site offers a couple of fun linguistic Easter eggs.

You can chose to have Facebook display upside down English, or, for anyone feeling a little salty, in “pirate.” Pirate essentially turns your status into your “plank,” your attachments into “loot” and instead of “share” it offers the option to “blabber t’ yer mates.”

Sadly, anything you type in the status bar won’t be upside down, or pirate-y. But with the use of some external sites you can achieve the same effect. and are just two examples of sites that can flip your text, while the Talk Like a Pirate Day site can help you with your pirate translations.

8. HOW TO: See Status Updates From Around the World

If you want to get a glimpse of the thoughts of Facebook users from around the world’s, head over to OpenBook.

Created by three San Fran web developers with a serious privacy message in mind, the site aggregates the status updates of everyone whose privacy levels are set to “everyone.”

You can narrow your searchable results down by gender and keywords to find out what people are saying about a certain topic. Or you can just browse the recent searches.

9. HOW TO: See Your Status Update Stats

Have you ever wondered how many times you have updated your status on Facebook? The Facebook app Status Statistics, can tell you this and more.

The app analyzes your updates and gives you a tidy list of how many you’ve written, the average word count and how many times a day you post. In addition, it generates a graph that shows you what time of day or what days of the week you normally update.

Old statuses are also searchable via the app, so you can find that witty retort you made back in November 2009 without having to scroll back through your history.

10. HOW TO: Play a Trick On Your Friends in Your Status Update

We have a funny one to end on — a way to play an amusing trick on your Facebook buddies.

This clever link “″ looks like it could be a URL for anyone’s Facebook profile, actually takes anyone logged into Facebook to their own profile page.

If you try it out, be sure to remove the link preview that Facebook auto-ads. Have fun, and don’t be too mean…


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How to change your fan page name!

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How to change your fan page name!

Have you ever thought, “I’d like to change the name of my fan page?”

There are a number of reason why you might like to change the name of your Facebook fan page.  Spacing, wanting to add/remove city or location from the name, or adding another word to distinguish your page from the competition are all possible reasons.  Or maybe your business name has changed entirely…

Well, now it’s possible.  But there’s a catch…

You have to have fewer than 100 fans

So if your fan page has less than 100 fans and you’d like to change the name of your fan page, here’s how:

1.Click Edit Page, under the profile picture for your fan page.
2. Click Basic Information
3. You’ll then see Name listed with a changeable type box (photo below).
4. Change the field to your new fan page name.
5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.Read more at

How to change your fan page name!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Welcome to my new blog about Social Media, Internet Marketing, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Social Networking Sites. Thanks for visiting.

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This is a great site for making professional custom twitter backgrounds.

Analyze your Twitter Reach with TweetReach

Analyze your Twitter Reach with TweetReach

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A list of top 15 twitter applications and services that make life easier

A list of top 15 twitter applications and services that make life easier

A great list of Twitter applications for blogging.

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A list of top 15 twitter applications and services that make life easier

A list of top 15 twitter applications and services that make blogers' life easier:


Tweetr – an application allows to upload the files on Twitter not exceeding 10Mb. This might be useful in many cases, i.e. the application has an option to make photos of your desktop if you have a webcam. Thus, you can easily include photos of your office, documents, and small media files into your tweets.

Twitalyzer – one of many Twitter services that provides a detailed statistics of your online presence in the micro-blogging social network. You can examine a completely different information with this application such as your generosity, authority, and other ratings.

Tweetmeme – a service that allows viewing the most discussed Twitter posts. And in the same time you can categorize them. It’s really comfortable, because you can always stay in touch with most discussed posts.

Topify service, helps you make daily work with twitter much lighter. It send you an e-mail if you have any followers. By the way, you shouldn’t visit followers page, because all necessary information contained in this email. This service helps you presents you the full information about your followers. It’s especial useful, if you promote something with twitter.

Tweetake is twitter-backup. It’s not to consider necessary. But, in case if twitter crushes, this service can be useful. It’s almost impossible, but... just in case.

Tweetstats it is one more service, that monitors your message activity. Best service, that can help you, to check marketing experts work.

FollowWatch e-mails you, if somebody declines your updates. Can help you, if you want to keep an eye on twitter community.

TwitterCountd helps you to increase a number of symbols in message. This service divide your message automatically in a few small messages, that good for twitter.

Twitteranalyzer one more twitter info analyzer. I like this service, because it has user friendly interface and lots of capabilities. I recommend this service to everyone. It analyses twitter amount and builds activity graphs.

FileTwt created to limit your file upload not exceeding 20mb. Works fast and handy. My recommendation.

Twitter Toolbar – is one of browsers toolbar for Internet Explorer & Firefox. Helps you to control your Twitter. Realy helpful. This toolbar can search inside your Twitter and check updates.

Monitter allows you to check your twitter updates in real time, consists required keyword. For example, type required keyword. After that you can see all last messages with your keyword.

Future Tweets helps you to post twitter message during time indicated by you. For example, you have a message template, but you can’t post it right now. In Future Tweets you can set up the date and the time, when you message is going to be published. It will be done automatically.

CoTweet helps to arrange one twitter account by more than two persons. It make a sense, if your twitter account manages by more than one marketing expert.

HootSuite with help of this service you can manage several of Twitter accounts. If you have a lot of Twitter accounts, so this service is just for You!


If a Tweet is posted on the Web and nobody sees it, is it worth the bother?

If a Tweet is posted on the Web and nobody sees it, is it worth the bother?

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Monday, October 11, 2010

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Powerful Social Media Book Marking Tools For Clipping, Saving, Organizing and Sharing just about anything.

This week we are featuring a few incredibly useful tools for the Social Media Manager. We love these and use them every day. So lets start out with one of our all time favorites.


Chances are, if you can see it or think of it, Evernote can help you remember it. Type a text note. Clip a web page. Snap a photo. Grab a screenshot. Evernote will keep it all safe
I had been searching for a tool like this for sometime. Evernote is a truly powerful application that will allow you to easily take web clippings, images, hand written notes, voice memos, and more. It also syncs your Evernote so you can get access to your information from any computer or smart phone. This is the perfect cure for that disorganized person in your life. It is also amazing for doing research and grabbing snippets of blogs, or other text and organizing it into search-able folders.

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A few simple ideas to get you started
  • Click New Note and take down an idea or task.
  • Clip and save a webpage using a Web Clipper.
  • Use Evernote on your phone to snap a photo of a whiteboard, business card, or wine label. Evernote automatically makes text in your snapshots searchable!
Lots of useful features
  • Take notes, save images, create to-dos, view PDFs, and more
  • Access your Evernote notes from any computer or phone you use
  • Search and find everything, even printed or handwritten text in images
I cant say enough about this superb application be sure and Browse the Trunk for applications and notebooks that make your Evernote experience more awesome. Check out the Video tutorial site for all sorts of usefule information, tips, tricks and advice. You'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

2. Amplify Bookmarklet - Social Media Sharing and Autoposting

3. Amplify Bookmarklet - Social Media Clipping and Sharing
ToRead an Email Bookmarking Service
Are you using an online bookmark service to save dozens and dozens of "toread" web pages?

Are you fully satisfied with them?

If you find it hard to manage your "toread" web pages, just try "toread", an email-based bookmark service.

"toread" gives you a simple way to go through your "toread" web pages.
It's simple, free and handy after all, all-in-emails!

As you receive your "toread" websites by email, you can save them in your local disk and browse them at any time, with no online connection required.

Try "toread" from today, and you will find a better way to get along with your "toread" web pages.
These are three excellant tools for blog clipping, sharing, and saving virtually anything on the web.