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Facebook Defriend

Facebook Dumps Fakes and Spammers

I recently heard a seminar speaker say, “Facebook is dead.  People are leaving in droves.”   This particular speaker also said that she used Facebook exclusively to promote her blogs and writing.  I can vouch for her being a successful blogger – one who taught me a thing or two – and someone I like and enjoy talking to.  But there’s been a problem growing on Facebook.  There’s a steady group growing – a group of Facebook users who collect Facebook’s limit of 5000 friends and then became a “one topic poster” – the topic being – them, or their business.  These people are only interested in Facebook’s ability to directly market their content.  PERIOD.

To me – it’s SPAM.  Read more


Facebook Fan Page Success – Keep Those Fans Talking

With recent changes made to the Facebook algorithms people have been noticing that not all their friends see their posts – and likewise we don’t see all the things our friends post anymore.  This is especially true of PAGES.

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Facebook Pages

How Do I Get More LIKES on My Facebook Page?

How can get people to find and LIKE my Facebook Page? How do I build a Facebook fan base? How does a Facebook Page help my business anyway? These are the three questions I consistently get asked about Facebook. Before getting to some of the answers, let’s cover a few basics. Read more »

Moving Forward

Are Facebook and Twitter Moving You Forward?

Where’s the Value in Facebook and Twitter?

Marketing genius, Chris Brogan states today in his blog post Is It Moving You Forward that Facebook and Twitter aren’t helping him in his successful marketing career.  He further states that blogging and email marketing are generating results.  He asks the question …..”Is this moving YOU forward?” Read more »

Facebook for Interverts

5 Ways Introverts Can Use Facebook

In 1960, Isabel Myers, of the Myers-Briggs Corporation stated that about 25% of all people were introverts. She was estimating based on a gut feeling.  Later, Myers-Briggs did an actual study that concluded the percentage, in the US population was 50.7%.  Read more

UnFriending on Facebook

Unfriending – Think First

Unfriending or defriending (same thing) a person on Facebook can be costly if you’re using Facebook to advance your business or cause.  Most of us have done it – and most of us have had it done to us.  Unfriending seems to stick in our minds … if we are the “unfriended.”

Unlike “hiding” friends on Facebook – where you exclude their posts from your newsfeed (and they never know), unfriending cuts the connection completely.  It’s forever. Read more »


5 DOs and Don’ts of Facebook Pages

Facebook PagesYesterday, I noticed two thirds of the posts on my Facebook Newsfeed were from PAGES not profiles. Some pages had posted 3 to 7 times that day alone. The posts ranged from direct marketing (new promotion, special offer, we’re great) to arbitrary posts with links and videos attached.

Today I noticed a PAGE had a third party application called FeedBlitz attached to its PAGE where entire blog posts were fed into the Facebook PAGE status.  I got three today – combined word count – 1234 from those three posts.

I fear there’s some trainer out there saying, “Shove content at people any way you can – Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn.  In fact, hook them all together with one application to really maximize the power.”  They’re maximizing power, all right.  But it won’t reflect well on those shoving the content.

It’s so annoying. As a Facebook user and as a writer, I get that PAGES can assist an overall marketing plan and help businesses and organizations, but if you annoy potential customers / members, and force them to hide you or unlike your PAGE, what’s the point?

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Facebook Friends List

Posting to Specific Friends – Using Facebook Lists

Have you ever wished you could post a status that would only get read by a certain group of friends – perhaps work colleagues, or people in a certain geographic area?

Have you ever wished you could post a status that would only get read by a certain group of friends – perhaps work colleagues, or people in a certain geographic area?

Have you ever wanted to post a photo that you didn’t want all your Facebook friends to find in their Newsfeeds?



5 Facebook Tips for Writers

I have over 211 Facebook friends who are travel writers, bloggers, published authors or journalists.  I have personally met only 56 of them – most only once or twice at a writers conference or social media seminar where I presented.   Out of the 211 Facebook friends, I would call about 30 personal friends – or people I would miss if they weren’t in my life.

If any one of these 30 writers asked me to spread the word about a new publication, or highlight an event, or help with making some connections – I would do my best, and be happy to help.  I am a strong connection for these folks – as they are for me.  The relationship with 26 of these 30 friends was developed and strengthened through Facebook – in some cases, Facebook is the ONLY platform used to develop the friendship. Read more »


6 Ways to Become a Social Media Power User

Become a Power UserEverybody is using some form of social media these days.  But how many are getting a return on the time invested?  How many are social media power-users?  Here’s six steps to getting the most our of social media.

At a recent training session, I reviewed my Facebook newsfeed with with the class.  Several remarked later how cumbersome the newsfeed appeared with my having to sort through so many commercials.  With over 880 friends and over 100 Pages, it’s hard to keep my  newsfeed in balance and readable. Every month or so, I go through and delete some pages, and yes … I hide some friends … I have to keep the newsfeed manageable because  I don’t want to miss the good stuff. What’s the “good stuff?”  The posts from the people I care about most. Read more »