Facebook Timeline for everyone

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Facebook |

Since the launch of the Facebook Timeline a few months ago, rumors have been spreading like wildfire around this new change. The Facebook Timeline is the latest profile persona of this social networking giant. When you update your profile to the timeline, your personal profile page can turn into a miniature time machine where you can access previous events in your life either by browsing your timeline or by clicking the year you want to view. On 24 January 2012, Facebook announced that everyone that hasn’t changed their profile to the latest Facebook Timeline, have a few days to clean up their profiles before they are going to activate it for everyone. This includes everyone, even if you haven’t used Facebook in a long time. If there are certain events or updates that you are not proud of to be publicly available to anyone, now is the time to delete those things, even if the Facebook Timeline has already be activated for you. Because this new feature on Facebook can make someone access all the old information about you, start cleaning up those not so proud moments that you have on your profile that can be seen by the public. Here’s a couple of tips you can do when the new Facebook Timeline has been activated for you. Facebook Timeline tips Change your privacy settings on your profile to control who can access your individual and personal updates. Change the dates of your posts to match the date on your timeline. Delete all the unwanted items that you are not proud of. Facebook is growing bigger everyday and is expected to cross the 1 billion mark this year. Any changes that this social networking giant make on your profile to impact how others are viewing you is important. Log in to your Facebook profile and start adding these changes so that you are not caught of guard by that nasty update that is public. Please follow and like...

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Facebook Timeline: Things you should know

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Social Media Marketing |

Last week I published a blog post on how you can already get a sneak peek of the new Facebook Timeline Beta. You can view the blog post here: “How to enable the new Facebook Timeline“. This new change has been critisised and applauded by many people. Quite a few people like this new change by the social networking giant, but the fact remains that we still need to learn a lot of this feature. To help you understand the Facebook Timeline and how you can use it to its full potential, here are a couple of advantages and disadvantages so that you can avoid the nasty gremlins and enjoy all the benefits of this exciting upcoming change by Facebook. Facebook Timeline tips View all your content: Facebook’s unique algorithm allows you to choose which stories you want to showcase on your Timeline. This allows you to hide or show certain activity that you want to publicize. Posts and updates that are marked on your Facebook Timeline that weren’t publicised are shown to you with a blue dot on the central Timeline. You can view these updates by clicking on any of the dots. Customize favourites: Under the cover photo of your Timeline, the photo and friends boxes are fixed but you can swap around the other boxes. You can edit them to display what you want to to display. All of these boxes can either be removed or moved by clicking on the pencil edit icon when you move your mouse over them. Hide the sidebar: Hide the sidebar if you want to make your Timeline less cluttered. In order to do this, click the arrow icon at the bottom of your screen.  This will collapse and remove your sidebar. Advertisements: If you don’t want to see certain advertisement anymore, you can hide them. Hover over the advertisement you want to remove and click the “X” that appears on the right to remove it. Change your primary photo: All of the albums that you have created on your Timely can be changed. By clicking on the setting icon, you can choose to change your primary photo and other ones. Please follow and like...

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How to enable the new Facebook Timeline

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Social Media Marketing |

Facebook, known for it’s massive changes are busy experimenting with a new featured called Facebook Timeline. As the name suggests, this is a timeline where users can save their memories to a Facebook style timeline. The Facebook Timeline is basically a collection of status updates, posts, photo’s, videos, and activity that tells your story in a chronological order. This new Facebook Timeline is a new way of presenting yourself on this massive social network. It is visually very much different than the traditional wall view that you are used to and will work to make your wall and what you are up to more obvious. This will allow members to enter almost anything on Facebook. By using the timeline, someone looking at your profile can go back in time on your profile to see all the important updates related to that time. The Facebook timeline is still in Beta, but if you are interested, this is how you can have a sneak peek at the timeline and activate it on your profile. Steps to enable the Facebook timeline Whilst being logged in to facebook, type “developer” into the search box, click app type and then allow. Create a new app and give it a name and a namespace. You can click the button on the side to see if the name you have selected is available. Agree to the privacy statement. Click the link “Get started using open graph”. Create a test action.  You can select any action such as “watch”. Go back to your Facebook homepage. New Timeline! Even though there are quite a few steps involved in setting up the new “Facebook Timeline” beta to get a sneak peek of it, by enabling it you can already start experimenting on the way that it works.  Times are changing and so are all the technologies that we use. Embrace it and you will not be left behind. Please follow and like...

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