Oct 022012

Is your wall on Facebook missing posts that you normally see from your favorite bloggers? Other Pages?

Facebook is at it again!  Is your wall on Facebook missing posts that you used to see?  Here’s why –  now you need to subscribe to ‘Interests’ to keep seeing those posts. If you don’t, you’ll miss out on giveaways, tips and lots of fun from your favorite deal bloggers, special needs bloggers – any blogger – says Facebook!

Here’s how to subscribe:

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Christmas is coming and there will be lots of giveaways you don’t want to miss out on; amongst all the other informative posts your favorite bloggers write for you, and giveaways they offer all year long.  Log in to Facebook now and Subscribe to your interests  – BEFORE you forget 🙂

Apr 112012

Woobox has just release an app to add Pinterest to your Facebook page.  In the event you have more than one Facebook Page – you will need to chose which page you’d like it to show on.  I added it to my fan page, and when I went back to see if I could add it to my personal page, I wasn’t allowed to do that.  So I am unsure if you can add it to a personal page or not.  Get the app

Oct 052011
Verifying winners of your giveaways can be a daunting task on Facebook. There is one easy way of doing so – providing the fan has their Facebook settings set to where one can see their interests on their info page.

***For purposes of this tutorial, I am going to pretend I am A Goddess of Frugality looking to verify Susan Woods as a fan of A Goddess of Frugality’s Facebook page.

Here’s what you do:

1. Go to the person’s Facebook page you are looking to verify as a fan of your’s. Click on the ‘Info’ tab.

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2. Scroll down the page to where you see “Interests.”  Expand that category (you may have to do a couple of expansions to get all the pages the person likes to appear). You should see something like this: 
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3. Now you want to pull up a search box.  To do this – hold down the keyboard ‘Ctrl’ key while pressing the ‘F’ key.  The search box will appear at the top right of your page (see picture above).
4. In the search box – begin typing the name of your page.  As you start typing, the page may seem like it’s going haywire but it’s actually doing what you want it to do.  Keep typing 3/4/5 letters of your page’s name (if you want to enter your entire page’s name…that is fine too).
The next thing you will know – if this person is a fan of yours, your page name will be highlighted with the text you’ve entered in the search box.  If you don’t pull up your page name then that person is NOT a fan of your page!

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That’s it.  If you have any questions or get stuck along the lines of trying this – by all means contact me and I will help you the best I can.

Jun 102011
Wanna buy a friend a beer?  You can do that now through T.G.I. Friday’s Facebook page.  For $5 you get to choose from five different kinds of beer you’d like to send to your friend.  Of course, your friend can chose the brand of beer he/she wants once at the restaurant.  From there, the friend will receive an electronic gift card redeemable towards non-alcoholic beverages, food items and of course, beer.  You must be 21 yrs. of age to use this app.

  • ‘Like’ T.G.I. Friday’s on Facebook
  • Click on ‘Buy a Beer’ tab on left-hand side
  • Choose which beer you want to send
  • Pay your tab
  • Your friend receives an electronic gift card
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  I have mixed feelings on this deal.  What are your thoughts? 

Mar 032011
Yes, you read it right!  I see my Facebook wall, my Twitter feed, and my Google Buzz stream all on one page.  I could add Linkedin and others, but I chose not to.  I think I may have a new best web friend!  If you haven’t heard of Seesmic….Check this out!

This is a picture of what I see…but you can make it so you only see the page you want, as well.

I am going to love this…I have a hard time making it back and forth from Twitter to Fb all the time checking on what’s been added to my walls.  I think I may have solved the problem!  Seesmic also has a destop app which contains more websites, however; I think I will stick to this to make sure I really like it before installing something bigger. However…if any of you happen to use the desktop app…would you please let me know your experience with it?  If I get good feedback…I will give it a try 🙂

How this all came about…I had been seeing these emails come to my inbox…hadn’t read any of them from this Lois person.  I just figured it was something I signed up for when I entered a giveaway.  Well tonight, I decided I would open this one email and as I read it, it made no sense to me.  So I went to the website to see what it was all about.  This is when I found their web application and decided to try it, but not before checking out the website’s reviews. I found there to be good reviews, so I signed up, added the sites I wanted to connect with, and there was my wall on all three social networks right before my eyes.  You can even respond to posts and tweets right from the dashboard. 

Since I tend to have, what seems like a hundred browsers open with multiple tabs in each one (I really do have lots of browsers open at one time), I am going to launch a browser session with just this site.  This way, it will be easy for me to locate on my taskbar.  The one drawback I found was…I couldn’t read the print very well without my spectacles.  To remedy this…using my keyboard, I held down ‘control’ and pressed the ‘+ (plus) key to enlarge the page (this happens to be one of my most favorite keyboard shortcuts!).  

Enjoy and Happy Thursday, 

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