Monthly Archives: April 2012
Posted by allison n
1. Do you admin a Facebook Page? Your profile picture just got a bit larger – On Thursday, April 26, Facebook made a slight change to the size and placement of Page profile pictures. Just to be clear, the profile picture is not the cover image, the profile picture is the square-shaped image to the bottom left of your cover image. The new dimensions are 160 x 160 and should be saved as 180 x180!
2. Connect with your favorite Olympic Athletes – Thanks to social media and an innovative team with the Olympic Committee, you don’t need to be in London to connect with your favorite athletes. You can find Olympic athletes by name, country, sport/discipline and game. Additionally, you can be a bit a competitive as well. Participate in the Olympic Athletes’ Hub and unlock badges and win prizes!
3. #SpotTheShuttle – I’ll openly admit, I am a bit of a space geek and astronaut wannabe. When I was growing up, I had a telescope, all of the Apollo Mission patches and even a space shuttle necklace. Oh memories. This week, I loved being able to track the Shuttle Enterprise’s flight path from Virginia to New York, at which point the shuttle will be placed on a barge and taken up the Hudson River to final home. I was in awe of how many great photos there were. This photo was posted by NASA. I am thankful for social media that I was able to enjoy these historical moments virtually.
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Posted by allison n
Are you leveraging Facebook Interest Lists? If not, I highly recommend it because it’s such an efficient way to manage your news feed and filter out the clutter. Interest lists allow you to view specific Facebook Pages based on the particular list you want to view. For example, if I want to view my “News” type of Facebook Pages I “Like,” I would simply view my “News” Interest List. Simple as that!
In addition to posting and managing our own content on Facebook, we spend a bit of time viewing and engaging with others’ content. If your Facebook friends have created their own interest lists and made them accessible to the public, friends and/or friends of friends it’s likely you can view what’s listed.
Why not “shop around” for Pages you may not have found?
I found this incredibly helpful in finding Pages easily and adding more to my current Interest Lists such as “News,” “Retailers and Brands” etc..
To find your friends’ interest lists and view Facebook’s suggestions for you, follow these steps:
1. Click “Add Interests” on the left navigation.
2. Facebook will present a landing page with a search bar, List suggestions and List categories.
3. Enjoy browsing!