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WOW! Facebook really threw us for a loop this time. So many changes all at once have left many of us confused and wondering exactly how it works, and more importantly, where it has left our privacy settings.
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The Social PR Guide Series is supported by Mynewsdesk . Our online newsroom makes it easier to exchange news with key influencers, reach top of search engines and automatically update your social media channels. Facebook is about sharing. We share updates that reveal little pieces of our lives, and we check out our friends' updates to share in little pieces of their lives. And when there are pictures, links, comments, companies and various other things that we like, we share that as well. Companies and brands have a wonderful opportunity to participate in this give and take, and engage in real conversations with their customers and fans on Facebook.
Some users can now select to see all of their “Friends Not on a List” as part of Facebook’s Friend Lists interface. The new addition helps users ensure that all their friends have been assigned to a list to which content can be hidden from or made visible. For instance, it allows users to see if all of their sensitive family or professional contacts have been added to a list from which they hide their photos or status updates. However, it’s not clear how many people might make use of the feature.
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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. If you've already searched for some Fan Page inspiration and undertaken the task of building a custom landing page for your business's Facebook presence, you may now be in the market for some features that will further engage your fans. A nice feature of the modern social web is that it's modular. You can plug in and customize pre-made pieces of software (often created by other users or companies), and mix and match what works best for you without a lot of technical know-how. Facebook works the same way with apps.
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Jonathan Goldford is a partner at Wired Impact , a web design company that builds websites for nonprofits. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter and on the Wired Impact Facebook page . Right now Facebook Pages and custom landing pages are bigger than bottled water was on December 31, 1999. Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Starbucks, and the TV show House each have more than fifteen million "Likes" and are growing rapidly. While there are an enormous number of articles that talk vaguely about how to create a custom landing page , very few discuss the nuances of actually designing and programming one. Here we will discuss the subtleties of designing a Facebook landing page and FBML programming.
Josh Peters is a freelance social media consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah. He authors a blog at Shuaism.com . Think LinkedIn is the only place for business?
NOTE: At the f8 Developer Conference in Sept 2011, Facebook announced that on June 1, 2012 FBML will be completely disabled : “1. FBML Deprecation: FBML apps will no longer work on Platform. All FBML endpoints are removed as of June 1, 2012.” And they have it listed on their Developer Roadmap .
If you’ve ever had an issue, bug or situation you needed to contact Facebook about , chances are you may have felt frustrated at how difficult it is to a) find HOW to contact Facebook and b) actually get a response. Facebook used to provide some semblance of support via a series of email addresses , e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org. However, in an effort to better serve its members and scale the support , the only way to reach Facebook is through a vast array of custom forms . Thing is, all those forms are scattered throughout the Help Center and you can often go on a wild goose chase attempting to find the right one. Help is at hand!
Day 2 of South by Southwest in Austin, and Oracle is doing everything it can to be everywhere. Lots of sessions and takeaways today so let’s get to it. Grab Bag -Oracle SRM is showcasing listening capabilities at SXSW. Check it out.
By Carrie Kerpen
Facebook’s new community pages have created a lot of confusion for businesses. Many companies have been surprised (and many angry) to find their brands showing up in community pages that are fully outside of their control . The root of the anger: Businesses have invested in Facebook pages only to find community pages appearing that seem to compete with their pages. This article is designed to demystify Facebook community pages and provide you with important actions you can take . What Is a Facebook Community Page? Facebook first announced Community Pages as a feature designed to address all the fan pages set up around generic, non-business topics .
Frank Marquardt is director of Content Strategy at The Barbarian Group , a digital services and creation company with an almost radical devotion to Internet culture and nice red Swedish Fish™. Good, smart, fun and relevant content should be at the core of any social media strategy. Great content should reflect your brand and give people a reason to stay engaged. That’s why it’s critical to build a content strategy into your social media campaign. Without a framework for what you say and a plan for how and when you say it, you risk leaving your audiences, at best, confused.
Facebook Places, Facebook's location-based feature that launched in August, allows Facebook users to see where their friends are and to share their locations in the real world. It has also become another powerful Facebook marketing tool for businesses, who can design campaigns around the checkin service to build awareness, grow their fan base and engage and reward customers. Each time a Facebook user checks in to a particular location on Facebook Places, Facebook broadcasts the checkin to that user’s friends' news feeds.
Before last week, almost no one on Facebook created Friend Lists. Why? Because there was no point.
Many businesses are rushing to build up their Facebook ‘fan’ base, but what’s the value of a fan if you don’t know how to effectively message them and get their attention? Below are a series of very simple tips for how to get your Fan page status updates noticed. Special thanks are owed to the other panelists joining our CEO Victoria Ransom at the Web 2.0 expo session, “From Faceless to Fantastic,”where some of these tips were discussed (@ ekaterinawalter , @ ttaxchels , @ smcilnay and @ angelathp ) and in particular to Jeff Widman at Brand Glue . But first, you might be wondering why such tips are even necessary.