Carty - Generate BIG text art signs - fsymbols This is my favourite and self-made generator for artful text signs. I made this because I was seriously into text art. I liked it a lot. I though it would be awesome if characters would get into each other's regions, like in graffiti if I'd want to, but I wanted to also have an ability to disable this feature (disable "Closer") if I'd want to. Bookmarklet available Before saving this bookmarklet you can try it right here. Characters You can type characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and :,.!?) Encool Style Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December. In a six-minute interview on stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Zuckerberg spent 60 seconds talking about Facebook's privacy policies. His statements were of major importance for the world's largest social network - and his arguments in favor of an about-face on privacy deserve close scrutiny. Zuckerberg offered roughly 8 sentences in response to Arrington's question about where privacy was going on Facebook and around the web. See also: Why Facebook is Wrong: Privacy is Still Important Zuckerberg: "When I got started in my dorm room at Harvard, the question a lot of people asked was 'why would I want to put any information on the Internet at all? That's Not a Believable Explanation Perhaps the new privacy controls will prove sufficient.
TArty - Generate big artful text signs - fsymbols Tart is not only a sweet goody cake, or a teasy girl anymore. Now it's also the name for my tool that makes textual art signs. ≧^◡^≦ You can ask Tarty to make some big artful texting for you. She'll do it gladly, and what's more - your text is going to get so-o-o large!.. Ж-D That's the thing that makes my Tarty one of the sweetest and BIGgest tools that transform text into symbols. Bookmarklet available Before saving, you can try it right here. Characters You can type English characters a-z, A-Z, digits 0-9, and punctuation signs ., !? Symbols, my tarty uses are: ▓▒░▄█▀▌▐─. Some times it makes sense to try enable perforation, because the place where you'll put the sign (for ex., Facebook) might have large distances between lines and perforation will add horizontal distances which may balance those vertical ones out and make a legit unique style. Encool Restyle
Facebook privacy: a guide - Ars Technica Everywhere you look (even here at Ars), there are articles about people making poor decisions about what kinds of info and how much to share on sites like Facebook. The Internet is no longer a place where you can hide out easily—friends, family, and employers are all lurking, reading your embarrassing status updates and checking up on those drunken pictures from last week. And that's just the beginning—the world of social networking is a feeding ground for identity thieves and stalkers, too. But it doesn't have to be that way. Many users are aware that Facebook has numerous privacy controls, for example, but even the most experienced Facebook users often don't know just how much they can control who sees what. For instance, did you know that you can specify exactly who can see your status updates, down to different groups of friends (not just "friends" versus "everyone")? Dividing up your friends When Facebook first launched, it was easy to determine who was a friend and who wasn't. No.
New Facebook emoticons & chat pictures (smiley & image codes) Before we start, take a long pleasant breath now and let your mind slip into a world of kindness and deep emotions. This article is not about Facebook. It's about sharing the enjoyment of life with other people. Whole Facebook is not about Facebook. So get into a well relaxed ergonomic posture, and don't let anyone bother you. A tool that will enhance your Facebook name with cool letters and symbols. Hurray! I really pleasant surprises when they process what I thought they won't. Symbols ➟ Images It was a special pleasure to me as a fan of symbols to find that Facebook now recognises symbols. Note, that big and small heart symbols become different emoticons. Copied. Click a symbol on white background to auto-copy it. Icon art from symbols With these symbols we can arrange some interesting patterns and make whole "smiley pictures" in the same way that we make text pictures using plainly symbols. You'll have more fun with Emoji if you'll arrange them into meaningful patterns.
32 Ways to Use Facebook for Business Facebook’s not just for keeping tabs on friends and filling out quizzes — it can also be used as a highly effective business tool. It’s great for marketing your products, landing gigs and connecting with your customers. Here are 32 ways to use Facebook in your business. Manage Your ProfileFill out your profile completely to earn trust.Establish a business account if you don’t already have one.Stay out of trouble by reading the Facebook rules regarding business accounts.Install appropriate applications to integrate feeds from your blog and other social media accounts into your Facebook profile. Connect and share with others Obtain a Facebook vanity URL so that people can find you easily.Add your Facebok URL to your email signature and any marketing collateral (business cards, etc.) so prospects can learn more about you.Post business updates on your wall. Use Network, Group and Fan Pages Start a group or fan page for product, brand or business.
5 Fantastic Facebook Fan Page Ideas to Learn From This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. So your business is on Facebook, and brand engagement is up thanks to some savvy social media strategy. You may even be interested in further distinguishing your brand by building a custom landing page for your account. But what kind of value does a custom Facebook Fan Page offer? What are your fans looking for on a social network that they can't get from your business website? For some insight, let's check out how some big-name brands have stepped up their engagement by investing a little more TLC into their Facebook presence. Interactivity Social networks are not passive, so your Facebook landing page shouldn't be either. Facebook is all about sharing, and The Gap has an ingenious promotion on the Baby Gap tab of their Fan Page. A Full Website Experience Within Facebook Deals! Walgreens does it very simply.
How To Integrate Facebook With WordPress « Smashing Magazine Advertisement Facebook is one of those Web phenomena that impress everyone with numbers. To cite some: about 250 million users are on Facebook, and together they spend more than 5 billion minutes on Facebook… every day. These numbers suggest that we should start thinking about how to use Facebook for blogging or vice versa. We did some research to find out how the integration of Facebook with WordPress and vice versa works, or — in other words — how you can present your WordPress blog on Facebook or use the functionality of Facebook on your WordPress-powered blog. Both of these can be achieved with a set of WordPress plug-ins, a couple of which we’ll present here in detail. 1. Integrating a WordPress blog into Facebook is actually quite simply achieved via the Facebook API. The applications sustain themselves through earnings generated by displaying advertisements, which also makes Facebook an even more attractive platform to develop on. Plug-In Installation and Configuration 2. (al)
A Graphic Guide to Facebook Portraits Everyone is aware of how significantly Facebook has impacted modern technologies such as online communication, information aggregation, and boyfriend stalking. Less noticed, but just as profound, is its influence on art. Just as refinements in mirror crafting led to an increase in self portrait production during the Renaissance, Facebook's steady, unrelenting invasion of every crevice in the civilized world has led to a new renaissance in portraiture, notable for its creation by people who wouldn't know good art if it friend requested them. These office workers and bored teens have replaced Okies and deranged shut-ins as the ultimate outsider artists; not only do they lack formal artistic training, most lack even the desire to create art. This chart will hopefully help you view specific Facebook portraits within the context of the larger genre, and therefore lead to a richer, more complex appreciation of Facebook portraiture as an emerging form of banal, eye-numbing expression.
Facebook 101 Business Guide Not using Facebook for business yet? Wondering where to start? Already on Facebook, but not sure if you’ve done everything right? Well look no further. By the way, you’re not alone. This post is designed to help you understand what Facebook can do for your business and lead you through a step-by-step process for getting started on building a compelling presence and optimizing your Facebook marketing. STEP 1: Review Your Profile Most likely, you already have a personal profile. Next, choose your approach for using your personal profile. My recommendation is to use your profile for a mix of both personal connecting and professional networking. I’ll cover Friend Lists and privacy settings in a moment. Go to the Edit Profile section of your profile to edit each of these areas: You can get to the Edit Profile area by first clicking the Info tab, then the edit pencil in the top-right corner. Remember to click the blue Save Changes button on each section if you make changes! Update Your Bio
Facebook’s New Privacy Features: A Complete Guide Facebook’s been evolving right before our very eyes. It started back in March, when Facebook rolled out a new homepage design and redesigned Facebook Pages . At the same time, they started announcing changes to open up the platform: public profiles , profile fans , public status updates , real-time search , and earlier this morning, Facebook Lite . Facebook’s been busy. All of this is part of a process we sometimes describe as Twitterification . That’s why we have written this guide to Facebook’s most recent changes to profiles, status updates, and privacy features. Profiles In terms of privacy, there have been two major changes. The other major change to profiles, announced in June, is the ability to have profile fans . Status Updates Status updates have also changed. You’ll also notice that there’s a custom setting. The change brings it more in line with Twitter, which is public by default. Realtime Search What’s Next? Facebook’s many new features can all be described with one word: .
Enterprises » Blog Archive » What’s the Payback on Social Media? While I was speaking at and attending the Emerging Philanthropy Conference last month, people kept coming back to the same question, regardless of the session or roundtable topic listed: “How do I sell my boss on the value of Social Media?” It became clear as the two days progressed that this weighed heavily on many people’s minds. Although most nonprofit leaders are at least conceding the point that social media isn’t going away anytime soon, many of them still aren’t moving beyond basic lip service. That is to say, too many don’t realize that experienced staff and a (gasp!) budget need to be committed to this endeavor as well. (Mostly!) I’ve often found, though, that elaborating with details (even when I have plenty of them!) Comparing what is unknown to what is already known is always a good place to begin. This can be answered by relating to several areas that nonprofits frequently already invest in, which take a lengthy time to produce income – indeed, some never do.
10 Apps to Make Your Facebook Page More Engaging. No one likes a Facebook Page that is barren and boring least of all the people who pressed that ‘Like’ button. This post will share 10 apps that will help make your Page more engaging. The Facebook Pages apps are just like the apps on your Facebook Profile, nothing tricky about it at all. Welcome Tab For Pages: Showcase just about anything in your Page, from profiles and businesses to products and upcoming events. Twitter for Pages: There are a few Twitter apps on Facebook however most of them break frequently or are made for Profiles and not Pages. Flickr: Showcase your photo stream with this pretty app. Eventbrite: If you host/promote events, then you should consider adding this app. My Top Fans: This app shows you who your top fans are for your Page . Web Profiles: Showcase all your social media profiles with Web Profiles. DivShare: Unlimits you from the content you can share.