A Billion Users On Facebook!

Connecting a Billion people is not an easy job. Frequent outrages, law suites, drawbacks ..all part of the success, Facebook reaches more than a Billion active monthly user mark today.

Here is a message from its founder, Mark Zuckerberg:

This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.

If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.

Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.

I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.

We have been hearing this for a while: If you ask people, what’s the highly populated place ? People would say, Facebook!

As Facebook hits 1 Billion monthly active users, they have also released their first official ad



And a story of an Indian, using Facebook to get back his memory:



We all know how much time we spend on Facebook wasting ๐Ÿ™‚ but still can’t deny that it’s a place most of us enjoy watching our friends and share stuffs about yourselves.

Promote Your Facebook Status Updates!: official

So its here finally! Facebook allowing its users to promote their status updates for a fee of 0.30 USD!

According to Facebook, you can promote posts and important news, links and photos higher in news feed.

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For now, you could pay them online via:
PayPal
Credit Card
MOLPoints
Western Union QuickPay
Moneybookers.

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Well, I think this could help in terms of promotion. But how will your news feed look like if its filled with promotional stuffs most of the times. Would you still come to Facebook with the same interest to read those promotions ?

5 Facebook Tips and Tricks You Donโ€™t Know Yet

This is a guest post by Tom george. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.

A lot of business owners use facebook as a way to reach targeted customers and to keep in touch with their current customers. If you use Facebook regularly, then you might be familiar with the basic things like creating an album, removing an album, creating a post, or linking a post, etc. But did you know that you can make more from your Facebook using these tips?

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Here are some of the common facebook tips and tricks, that you, as a hardcore, or even casual facebook user should know, so you can save time and do less on repetitive Facebook tasks.

1. Access your Facebook chat without going to Facebook- If you need to talk with your Facebook friends and not have a look at what is new with them, you can do so by downloading a desktop client that will allow you to login to Facebook and use it only to chat.Popular Facebook chat desktop clients are Adium, ChitChat, and Social.IM.

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2. Hide your online status from selected friends
If you don’t want to be seen by almost every Facebook friends you have you can selectively hide your status to them by doing the following:
1. Go to your facebook Chat, click on friend list.
2. Create a new list and name it BlockList or whatever creative name you have for the people you don’t want to see your status.
3. Add those friends that you want to appear offline most of the time.
4. When you sign in, hover your mouse to the green icon next to the list then click Go offline.

3. Schedule Your Facebook Message to Be Sent Later
Sendible is a great tool to send email in social media at a certain time. This is perfect for social media marketing. There are also other tools, which might help a social media business grow.

4. Bring out the pirate in you or turn your world upside down
If you want some wacky stuffs out of Facebook you can change the way messages are displayed by clicking the link next to the Facebook copyright. By default English(US) is displayed. There you’ll see some wacky English language like English(Pirate) and English(Upside Down).

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5. Search in Facebook Like A Boss

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Not everybody knows about the advanced searching option that most web search engine has. With these search function, you can sort out and filter what you actually need to see.
user: or users: or people: or name:
List the person’s name of your actual query
ex. user: Kelly Rowland
application: or applications:
List the specific application you desire.
ex. application: Farmville
group: or groups:
Lists a specific group you searched for.
ex. group: 9Gag
event: or events:
Displays only the events you searched for.
ex. event: party at LA
fbpage: or fbpages:
Displays only the Facebook page you need to see.
ex. fbpage: World of Warcraft
the pipe (|)
Use this along with the functions above, particularly when you want to search more than one term to further refine the result.
ex. users: Jhon Doe | Jane Doe
Means: Give me results for Jhon Doe and Jane Doe too.

Conclusion
Using such tricks will help you make more out of Facebook. You can also use these tricks either to impress anyone with your Facebook skills or further aid your social media marketing aim.

About author:- This article was written by Tom george, who is working as a .NET consultant. Tom helps people to choose the best web hosting companies for their business site.

Suggest A Profile Picture To Your Friend: FaceBook

How odd it looks if you don’t have a profile picture in Facebook ?
If I get a friend request from someone who never bothered to putup a profile picture, I would most likely never bother to check out who the person is ?

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Facebook has this nice little feature, where in you could suggest your friend a profile pic, from the pics he or she has uploaded or in which he or she is tagged.

Well, this is not a new feature, but in the video I said it as new! my mistake.

I think it’s very important for Facebook to show it’s users face orelse it will also look like other spammy social networks around.

Do You Have ‘Subscribe Button’ on Your Facebook Profile ?

Facebook is now allowing you to get updates from others public status updates via Subscribe Button.
For you to subscribe, the person you are interested in must enable this subscribe button

Facebook is now allowing you to get updates from others public status updates via Subscribe Button.

For you to subscribe, the person you are interested in must enable this subscribe button.

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If you want to add ‘Subscribe Button’ to your Facebook profile, simple goto http://www.facebook.com/about/subscriptions and click on Allow Subscribers button.

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Now you can see, subscription and subscriber info links along with the profile info, wall, photo, friends, Notes links below your Facebook DP.

Hear from interesting people
You’ve always been subscribed to friends. Now you can hear from journalists, celebrities, political figures and other people too. Click the Subscribe button on someone’s profile to get their public updates in your News Feed.

Fine-tune your News Feed
Use the Subscribe button to choose what you see from friends and others in News Feed. For each person, you could hide all game stories, see just photos, limit updates to life events and more.

Why do all my friends have a ‘Subscribed’ button?

You’ve always been subscribed to your friends. With the Subscribe button, you can choose which of their updates you get.
Why don’t all profiles have a Subscribe button?

Only people who allow subscribers will have a Subscribe button on their profile. If you don’t see the button, you can’t subscribe.
How do people subscribe to my updates?

After you allow subscribers, a Subscribe button will show up on your profile. Your public updates will appear in people’s News Feeds once they click this button.
If I allow subscribers, what updates will they see?

Subscribers can see only the things you share publicly. They can also choose how many and what types of these public updates they get.

You can subscribe to my public updates here http://www.facebook.com/technotip ๐Ÿ˜‰

Upload Images Directly To Twitter

A new feature has been rolled to all Twitter users recently: You can now upload image directly to Twitter, instead of using third party services.

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All the images are stored along with the tweet. Once the tweet is deleted, the images uploaded with those tweets will also be deleted.

Twitter is also going to roll out Galleries like feature soon. Know more about Image Upload




1. You can upload image which is less than or equal to 3MB in size.
2. Images are hosted at Photobucket, a well-known Twitter partner.
3. If you have protected account, then your images will not be shown in the search results. Same rule applies to the images as that of tweets from protected accounts.

Orkut Like Button

Facebook successfully implemented the LIKE button and is generously used by its users to like and share other people’s content.

Hope with this inspiration our old buddy Orkut has implemented “Like” button too.

Before “Like”ing..

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After “Like”ing..

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Emotions
You can choose any of these smiles while liking the content and express your emotions towards the content..

Like it or not!
But do you think Orkut users feel comfortable in acknowledging their “like”ing of whatever their friends share publicly ?

These “Like” button is only shown for the content shared PUBLICLY. For “Private” and “Friends Only” content sharing, Like button does not appear.

Orkut Badge
I guess these like buttons are algorithmically linked to the badges. The more people “like” your content, the more chances for you to get some badges.