Showing posts with label social media guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social media guide. Show all posts

Friday, June 4, 2010

What happens when I protect my profile on Twitter and make it private

Twitter as you know is a very public thing. If on the other hand you find it a little weird to have strangers following you and reading your tweets. You can create a protected account.

To protect your account.

1. Login to Twitter

2. Click on Settings

3. Scroll down and check the box besides "Protect my updates"

4. Save Changes

What happens once I protect my updates.

1. Your Tweets do not appear on the Twitter public timeline

2. Your Tweets are not indexed by search engines.

3. Your Name still appears on Twitter's people search. You will receive a follow request each time someone wants to follow you. Only by allowing someone to follow you will they be able to see your Tweets.

4. When you follow someone you can see their tweets on your public Timeline but they will not be able to see your Tweets.

5. @relies sent to people following you will not be seen

6. If you already have a public twitter account but want to protect it. All updates after that will not be seen. Your profile will be still visible to approved followers.

7. People who want to follow you can send a request which you would need to approve before they can start following you. Till suck time whenever that person visits your Twitter profile. They will see the message "You've requested to follow this person. Remove?" untill you take action

8. You cannot share static page URL's with non-followers. Click here for an example.

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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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