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Friend Requests: Make yourself Visible on Facebook!

I recently saw a comment go by from one of my Twitter friends about how annoyed she gets when people invite her to connect on Facebook, yet they limit her view of their profile. I’m paraphrasing, because the language was a bit stronger! In my experience, most Facebook members don’t know how to properly adjust their privacy settings. Or they don’t understand the implications of all the settings. For me, I choose to have most

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Facebook: Personal, Professional… and Private!

It’s true the lines between personal and professional get real blurry in the online world with all the blogs and social networking sites. Especially for us self-employed peeps, when who we are as a person is also our business. I’m all for revealing information about my personal life, my personal thoughts and opinions. I think it does my business good; my community gets to see (most) all of me. They get to know me on

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Facebook Abuse: Is Blocking People Enough?

I didn’t think it would happen to me… but it has. This past week on Facebook, I was the victim of a slew of abuse from a very aggressive Facebook member. I had a gut feeling about this character some time ago when we first friended. In a way, I’ve only myself to blame for having any interactions at all. I’d stepped in a couple times in the past on Facebook Notes to placate and

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What Is Social Networking Anyway?

One of my Facebook buddies, Nigel Legg, recently wrote this Note: I’ve read so many posts on Facebook and blogs and elsewhere about social networking that seem to confuse social networking with what we do on sites like this. Surely social networking is what we do everyday of our lives, whenever we talk to someone, whenever we meet someone new, whenever we develop a business relationship? In this sense, the stuff we do here is

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Goal Post App: Perfect for New Year’s "Resolutions"!

At last, I found a really useful Facebook Application. Based on Keith Ferrazzi’s book, Never Eat Alone, the Goal Post app is simple to use and encourages interaction among small groups of friends. You set a goal (choose from a selection of preset ideas, or customize your own), then select three accountability buddies. You can choose to have your goal public, only visible to your chosen buddies, or private. And, depending on your settings, your

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Optimize Your Real-time Facebook Experience with Facebook Toolbar

I just installed the Facebook Toolbar for Firefox app and *love* it!! (Hat tip to Jonathan Kleiman on Nick O’Neill’s All Facebook blog for the heads up). Looking at the toolbar screen shot above, from left-right, you can: see a list of your friends in order of the most recent status update (I like this one a lot, though I had to widen the sidebar quite a bit to read properly), search the entire Facebook

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Twitter: Fundraising meets microblogging

Today was the first ever Frozen Pea Friday. Through the power of social networking and the highly-addictive (and effective!) micro-blogging platform, Twitter, the community created incredible solidarity to support Susan Reynolds as she underwent surgery for breast cancer today. Such courage. Such support. Blows me away. The idea behind Frozen Pea Friday is to donate the cost of a couple bags of frozen peas to a fund for cancer research. Read how the campaign got

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