Showing posts with label Facebook Help. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook Help. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to view your Facebook profile as others see it

Well many people like to know how their Facebook public profile would look. How does your Facebook profile appear to others and what is it that is visible when someone searches from you on Google or Yahoo or Bing. Firstly it is safe to say that only options that you have chosen to be visible on your Facebook public profile will be shown on your profile. So, once you check your public profile and would not want some information to be visible on your public profile. it would be good for you to go back and change your privacy settings.

So to see how your Facebook profile appears to others you can open Google and type your name as it appears in your Facebook profile and after your name type Facebook. This will bring up your public profile and probably a few others who have the same name.

You can then click on your name to see how your Facebook profile appears on the internet. You can repeat the same thing on other search engines if you are curious enough.

If there are things you see that you do not want to appear on your public Facebook profile you can always go back to privacy settings and adjust accordingly.

Alernately you can also type www.Facebook.com/yourfacebookusername to see how your profile appears to others when they search and find you online.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Want to know who joined Facebook because of you?

Have you ever asked the question who joined Facebook because of me? would you like to know the impact you have had on Facebook and how many people have joined because of you.  Well found this info on labnol.org


Works really nicely

Facebook now displays detailed invite history to all their users.

1. If you would like to know who all have joined Facebook because of you, go here.

2. If you would like to see a list of all people whom you have invited to join Facebook but they are yet to accept your invitation, go here.

3. If you like to know who in your friends circle has brought the maximum number of people to Facebook so far, go to facebook.com/impact.

The Facebook Invites history page also gives an option to send email reminders to friends who are yet to join the social site incase your previous invites went unnoticed or if they landed in the junk folder.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups

This question is often asked by people who want to start a community thing on Facebook and have trouble deciding whether they need to start a group or a page.

One of the key differentiators between a page and a group is that a page is made more for public broadcast and it mainly run public figures and organizations to share info with this fans. A group however is more to do with community sharing and discussions around a particular topic by it's members.

This is basically the whole idea. Fan Pages however are created by people who like to share information about their fans and actually helps in generating more publicity.

If let's say you have started a new small business then you might want to create a page. Like if you have a hot dog stand and you want people to know you have special offers and maybe you move around quiet a bit then a page should do. But if on the other hand you want to discuss climate change in how to stop global warming, a group would serve the purpose as each topic can be discussed in detail.

There is however not much by way the setup when it comes to discussions. When you post something new to a group or a page members get the same three options. Comment Like Share. So pretty much follows the same rules of engagement.

Pages on Facebook however do get nice URL's whereas groups do not. Extra applications can be added to pages but not to groups. Facebook will also send visitor statistics for pages but not for groups. Facebook pages also have the option to be promoted via social ads on Facebook.

Pages have two walls one for the owner to write and the other for fans to write on. Pages also have tabs that help uncover more information.

Facebook with it's new change in it's button tag from "Become a Fan" to "Like" has changed the game around and you can now join any group or page by clicking the like button. Which pretty much does the same thing. Shows all you friends that you support either this page or this group and so we can conclude that. Pages work well for public figures like celebrities to keep this fans updated and informed. Groups cater more to social discussions wherein people can gather around a social cause, need, car and bike discussions etc.

Ferrari however would have a Page and not a group. Fans of Ferrari would revel in a group where other fans can come together and discuss.

Create a Facebook page.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

How to block someone on Facebook

How to block someone on Facebook. You know those types someone who you find very annoying and don't want them constantly on your profile. Maybe it's you Ex as is most usually the case. Blocking someone is mutual and both parties will become invisible to each other.

To Block Someone

1. Login to Facebook

2. Click on "Account"

3. Click on "Privacy Settings"

4. Click on "Block List"

Block List

Control who can interact with you on Facebook

5. You have two options either enter the person's name or the person's email. Once their full name appears click on block
6. Your Done

There are three ways to block someone:

Go to the Privacy Settings page and click "Block List." Enter the name or email address of the person you want to block in the appropriate field and click "Block."

If you cannot find someone using the Person search field, try going to their profile page. You can block them by navigating to the "Report/Block this Person" link at the bottom of their profile page. Once you click this link, check the "Block this person" box and then click "Submit."

Lastly, please note that you can block someone through the "Report" link located next to messages in your Inbox.

People will not be notified when you block them. If you are unable to block someone using any of the methods listed above, it is possible that they have left Facebook or have restricted their privacy settings. 

If you cannot block someone and would like to prevent them from viewing your profile, you can adjust your Privacy Settings accordingly. 

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