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5 Basics of facebook

  • Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004.
  • Facebook Pages are for businesses, brands and organizations to share and connect with people
  • Facebook like is the quickest way for people to share content with their friends
  • Facebook poke is to just say hello
  • Facebook lacks live support, which makes it difficult to resolve issues

Some other Questions on trianswer.com:

  1. What is the full form of facebook?
  2. Does Facebook allow users to turn off background data?
  3. Why does Facebook even give me the option to ‘like’ my own status?

Google+ and Facebook Comparison

Facebook: Your message to Mark Zuckerberg charged $ 100

Would you be willing to pay $ 100 to talk to Mark Zuckerberg ? Responses should be mainly ” non “. Mashable has revealed the new option available on Facebook, the information was then taken over by large media groups like the Wall Street Journal or the Guardian. The social network is about to a series of tests, it tries to define the appropriate rate to limit spam. This argument was echoed by a spokesman for Facebook, and ” some extreme prices “are tested” to see what works . ”

If you are not a friend of Mark Zuckerberg, your message will be charged $ 100, but you do not have the certainty that the Facebook founder will read it. Last month, the network had already expressed payment messages. They could also be sent to a person even if both contacts are not in the friends list.
Users tend to accept a tax of one dollar, but some people like to contact Mark Zuckerberg, you must exit the portfolio, because the amount could rise. This mode and allow the stars will not be flooded with messages. With a price of $ 100, the amount of spam should probably decrease. Facebook must also take into account numerous criteria to determine the appropriate rate. Thus, communication profile, the number of friends and queries per month would influence the amount.

Article original : http://www.begeek.fr/facebook-votre-message-a-mark-zuckerberg-facture-100-dollars-80877#ixzz2HyvJKmXj

Not sure Make Your boss Friend on Facebook?

“A leader is made ​​to Cheffer.” This quote, taken from an interview given by Jacques Chirac in Figaro Magazine in June 1992, is pinned on the wall of the World . Employees provided they displace the idea of being friends with their superiors on Facebook ?

According to a survey conducted by Liberty Mutual’s Responsibility Project in 2010 in the United States, 56% of Americans believe that “it is irresponsible to be friends with the boss, while 62% say that being a friend of an employee is a Blame not commit ” . Two years later, in 2012, the 18-25 age group would be 80% to limit access to their profile only to their virtual friends, according to a survey of 4,400 young people in 11 countries by the software publisher Safety AVG Technologies .
If one in four in the world is friends with his boss on the network social , the French are, in turn, more reluctant to “accept” . In the countries studied, it was in France that this rate is the lowest. Already that “parents on Facebook is sucks!” , claim the age of 20 ( bit.ly/VR08Ot ).

13% of respondents recognized by AVG have already posted “abusive content” on their Facebook wall, to their supervisor or their company after “a bad day at work” . Responsible for security in AVG, “it seems clear that post such content on his boss or his place of work is not very wise and this behavior may not only affect the current career of the person but also have a negative impact its future opportunities ” .

What to do if my boss wants to be my friend? “Do you refuse linking and risk of being unpopular, or must you accept the risk of exposing your personal life? ” Nothing requires an employee to palling around with hierarchy, the site reminds Doyoubuzz.com

60 Question About Facebook

Why won’t IG work anymore?! Or yeah, cause its a Facebook app!

  • Question was asked by: stephstonehouse
  • Question answered by: Guesttweet
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-05 20:30:05
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-06 23:02:57

How could I be a hoe based on Facebook comments? #dumbass

  • Question was asked by: accordingtoanii
  • Question answered by: AleksandarJudo
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-05 09:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-30 02:31:24

Why do adults try start a conversation on facebook on a picture of someone they know?! #usechat

  • Question was asked by: tomkingshott
  • Question answered by: AskTheMadHatter
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-05 02:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-29 21:49:29

Why is facebook trending?

  • Question was asked by: notannacabwhere
  • Question answered by: cip116
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-04 19:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-29 22:37:32

Why does facebook feel the need to share when I change my profile picture? Who gives a ****. #annoying

  • Question was asked by: BellaPellien
  • Question answered by: AleksandarJudo
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-04 10:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-30 02:42:45

Why didn’t they do this? “@TheFactsBook: Originally, Facebook engineers wanted to call the “Like” button the “Awesome” button.”

  • Question was asked by: palesa_21
  • Question answered by: KimberlyE
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-03 19:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-30 09:56:31

What does fb mean on facebook?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-28 13:47:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-29 10:12:54

Why the **** do people link their twitter to Facebook?

  • Question was asked by: BS1878mutd
  • Question answered by: prudhvi948
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-19 02:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-19 22:38:59

Why does Facebook even give me the option to ‘like’ my own status? Of course I like my status. I’m hilarious .

  • Question was asked by: autocorrects
  • Question answered by: DarkoKu
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-18 02:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-19 00:12:18

What does rt mean on fb or facebook?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-18 01:16:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-18 15:51:00

How to delete recently added friends on facebook?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-17 23:50:01
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-18 15:43:14

Who would want to own Facebook shares?? Give it 3 years and it will be as dead as Myspace.

  • Question was asked by: Dozlua
  • Question answered by: faisalsa007
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-13 17:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-15 00:28:56

How do I change my notification settings on facebook?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-07 20:14:05
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-07 20:14:59

Why does facebook notify me when people update their status?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-07 20:08:24
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-11 13:48:57

Who the **** thought it was okay to take Tumblr posts and put it on Facebook?!

  • Question was asked by: AlexisLovesTW
  • Question answered by: rupontis
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-08-05 12:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-08-05 23:39:55

Why ent my facebook chat working?!

  • Question was asked by: harrietxjustin
  • Question answered by: abdullah_khulna
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-07-18 20:30:05
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-07-19 11:12:55

Why many people are connecting their twitter activity fo facebook ?!! Thatssss so freakin annoying !

  • Question was asked by: krissiexqz
  • Question answered by: rupontis
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-07-17 08:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-07-19 13:56:35

who is this ‘Saffie Leigh’ and why is she half naked on my facebook?

  • Question was asked by: restinpieces_
  • Question answered by: DipuTamrakar
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-07-16 22:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-07-19 08:53:22

How well do you need to know a person before you add them on facebook ? >_<”

  • Question was asked by: Bunny_Angelz
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-07-16 02:30:05
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-07-16 16:45:21

Why is Facebook notifying me when somebody posts a status or uploads a picture?

  • Question was asked by: VUllrich15
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-07-12 07:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-07-12 11:59:41

Why would you have a facebook status about having the ****s? your a girl. ****ing minger.

  • Question was asked by: Heather_Dods
  • Question answered by: svetli1234
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-25 19:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-26 12:46:28

How is Facebook for iPad still so woeful?

  • Question was asked by: benstavert
  • Question answered by: hanglon91
  • Category: Consumer Electronics
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-22 04:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-22 10:29:11

How cool would it be if each country had Facebook? *Japan wrote on Chinas wall**America poked Afghanistan**England has 0 friends*

  • Question was asked by: autocorrects
  • Question answered by: DipuTamrakar
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-19 11:00:05
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-22 10:54:03

How the heck am I posting some dodgy Facebook thing on here? Ideas on how to stop it?

  • Question was asked by: nazsoogund
  • Question answered by: ismail_diu
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-18 00:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-25 08:48:23

Why isn’t my facebook working?! NOOOOOOO D:

  • Question was asked by: IpekS2
  • Question answered by: social871
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-17 13:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-22 11:29:01

What does pms stand for on facebook?

  • Question was asked by: youtwitqa
  • Question answered by: adam_right
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-16 23:11:27
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-16 23:12:56

How can i be addicted too something so **** like Facebook though?!

  • Question was asked by: sueashxox
  • Question answered by: AbdullRehman1
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-11 07:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-14 14:43:17

Why all my friend are going to study? But i just know to keep refresh and scroll facebook, twitter, instagram, google :/

  • Question was asked by: Tracyyongg
  • Question answered by: Zeena1303
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-09 21:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-14 19:13:56

Does anyone know how to contact facebook?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: youtwitqa
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-09 09:34:00
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-14 18:45:44

Does anyone know how to contact facebook?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: youtwitqa
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-09 09:34:00
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-14 18:45:44

Why do people put Facebook statuses/tweets with things that you can find out on google? #makesnosense

  • Question was asked by: vicki_sweet
  • Question answered by: CostiConstantin
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-07 16:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-07 19:51:32

Why did ‘Chad Le Clos’ add me on Facebook?

  • Question was asked by: TanweerEdwards
  • Question answered by: MarjanSimic3
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-05 14:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-05 20:32:47

Why does Facebook even give me the option to ‘like’ my own status? Of course I like my status. I’m hilarious .#FF

  • Question was asked by: ng17paul
  • Question answered by: MarjanSimic3
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-10-05 13:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-10-05 20:30:00

Why do people still go on Facebook ?

  • Question was asked by: ThisniggaJoseee
  • Question answered by: AleksandarJudo
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-29 23:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-30 02:46:07

why is there a facebook group rip john cena and blaming HHH for his death?

  • Question was asked by: trisa24
  • Question answered by: GeorgiAtanasov6
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-29 06:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-29 12:12:01

Why are people using Facebook like twitter and twitter like Facebook???

  • Question was asked by: LeinsterLover10
  • Question answered by: adam_right
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-28 14:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-29 11:21:13

How scary would it be if everything that popped into your head was automatically posted to Facebook?

  • Question was asked by: iPosts
  • Question answered by: proben222
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-19 10:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-23 04:38:24

How do you get the old facebook back?

  • Question was asked by: asktwitqa
  • Question answered by: owennava
  • Category: General
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-16 17:22:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-23 11:55:57

why would they even put that on facebook?

  • Question was asked by: kdjualan
  • Question answered by: social871
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-11 00:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-14 08:36:01

What is the full form of dp in facebook?

  • Question was asked by: adam_right
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-09-07 23:19:41
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-09-08 00:02:07

How cool would it be if each country had Facebook!? *Japan wrote on Chinas wall* *America poked Afghanistan* *England has 0 friends*

  • Question was asked by: iPosts
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-06-23 01:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-06-23 08:34:11

Why is Facebook going public?They couldn’t figure out the privacy settings either.

  • Question was asked by: edrabbit
  • Question answered by: solved_answers
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-05-18 22:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-06-04 18:30:18

Why Facebook should go public?

  • Question was asked by: youtwitqa
  • Question answered by: youtwitqa
  • Category: Business And Finance
  • Question was asked at : 2012-05-15 08:11:18
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-05-15 12:44:20

who would have guessed that the cure for cancer was facebook likes ?

  • Question was asked by: sickipediabot
  • Question answered by: sk1arif
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-05-06 08:30:04
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-05-08 01:33:19

How the **** do I have 1200 friends on Facebook? I delete people for the smallest things, yet my friends list still grows. So confucius

  • Question was asked by: TomHalder
  • Question answered by: zahidhassan1992
  • Category: Education
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-30 15:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-05-01 07:00:37

Why do I not have cool apps on my iPhone? I have Facebook twitter and pnc bank. I don’t get it

  • Question was asked by: teen052
  • Question answered by: Guesttweet
  • Category: Business And Finance
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-27 10:30:01
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-05-02 12:51:35

Why is my skype automatically logged into facebook…why are people talking to me on skype via facebook….what is this! MICROSOFT?!?!

  • Question was asked by: aandoroo
  • Question answered by: zmilica
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-26 03:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-26 13:43:24

how to find that? RT @dijhamir: Find my puppy love on facebook w(°o°)w hahaha :D

  • Question was asked by: Re_z_ha
  • Question answered by: abeerearn
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-25 21:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-26 16:53:48

Why did i just get a friend request on facebook from a packy? #****ImScared

  • Question was asked by: Mays_lockhart
  • Question answered by: wdpn77
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-22 04:30:04
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-23 18:28:53

Why post a picture on Facebook with the caption ‘OMG I’m sooo ugly or fat’ & then get annoyed when I agree?

  • Question was asked by: Rene
  • Question answered by: sajjad_axe
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-18 21:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-20 16:26:10

Why do people even try to add me on facebook that I never seen in my life? Wth? I don’t know u :$

  • Question was asked by: Zubeyda_Sufi
  • Question answered by: imran578807
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-15 09:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-16 08:39:51

why did facebook buy instagram ? when they dont have firends on instagram. you have to folllow them

  • Question was asked by: Cnewborn_21
  • Question answered by: mr4miss
  • Category: Shopping
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-10 09:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-12 14:22:46

why did facebook buy instagram ? when they dont have firends on instagram. you have to folllow them

  • Question was asked by: Cnewborn_21
  • Question answered by: mr4miss
  • Category: Shopping
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-10 09:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-12 14:22:46

Why do I keep seeing this picture of a massive ****le on Facebook? -.- **** Facebook.

  • Question was asked by: kareeniee
  • Question answered by: helmiarifianto
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-10 07:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-13 05:21:28

Why don’t u go buy a diary instead of posting your whole life story on Facebook?

  • Question was asked by: bookofcomedy
  • Question answered by: oronno321
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-07 06:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-16 13:11:52

Why don’t u go buy a diary instead of posting ur whole life story on Facebook?

  • Question was asked by: Rene
  • Question answered by: sayhum123
  • Category: Shopping
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-05 00:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-16 15:57:32

Why does the whole population of Indonesia have to add me on Facebook? We have no mutual friends and they’re weird.

  • Question was asked by: __liljessxo
  • Question answered by: 101Binaya
  • Category: Travel
  • Question was asked at : 2012-04-04 22:30:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-18 11:30:08

How long before people hate Facebook as much as they hate Google now? Zipwaaaaang!

  • Question was asked by: stevekovach
  • Question answered by: nazmul212
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-03-29 05:00:03
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-25 12:29:45

Why does Voldemort use Twitter but not Facebook? Because he has followers, not friends. #viatumblr

  • Question was asked by: viatumblr
  • Question answered by: Guesttweet
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-03-28 23:00:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-25 12:11:17

Why did my mom tell me happy birthday on Facebook…? What happened to calling

  • Question was asked by: joeldayoan
  • Question answered by: Guesttweet
  • Category: Computers And Internet
  • Question was asked at : 2012-03-26 20:30:02
  • Question was first answered at : 2012-04-25 13:51:22

Facebook Removes Fake Likes

Fake Facebook likes may be new to you, but it’s not to Facebook. The company has realized that the social network has been bombarded with fake likes thanks to fake Facebook accounts, malware and computer generated technology.

There is technology out there that allows people or businesses to earn fraudulent likes. Many companies have used this technology in order to increase the number of likes their business receives, and many “social media managers” have used this tactic so that their employer thinks they’re doing a fantastic job.

Back in August 2012, Facebook announced that they would be taking the necessary steps in order to strengthen security and remove fraudulent and computer generated accounts, and this means removing any likes associated with those accounts. Facebook also plans on deleting fake accounts and fake brand pages in order to ensure that all Facebook users are engaging with real people and real brands.

On September 26, 2012, Facebook started their effort to remove fake accounts and fake likes. Facebook said that as long as businesses were complying with their terms and conditions and there was no sign of foul play, their company’s pages would remain on the social network, but they couldn’t guarantee that every company’s likes would remain intact. If it was determined that Facebook likes were coming from fraudulent accounts, they would be removed. In all, Facebook believes that an average of 1% of likes would be removed per page.

Facebook wants to keep the social network clean for all users, which means they don’t want their users—whether individual or brand—to be deceived by fake likes, or to deceive the public with fake likes. If Facebook deems anything suspicious, it will be removed.

Without the fake likes, companies that use Facebook can now have more accurate results to measure. They can truly learn about their real customers, including demographics and location, without having their results swayed  by fake information. Brands can now create the right type of content to engage with their followers, and they may even see improved engagement and more conversions now that they’re solely reaching out to real customers.

Most companies will not even notice the change in their likes, but there are a few that might. Texas HoldEm Poker lost 96,000 likes, and Farmville lost 45,000. Even Lady Gaga saw her likes drop by 34,000.

While these numbers may be significant to companies who don’t have too many likes, these larger brands, which have millions of likes, will not even notice the change.

Facebook is not just going through older likes. The company will also be monitoring the current likes that company’s receive and determine if they’re real. They’ll also be taking the necessary steps to ensure that fraudulent accounts and malware are no longer allowed to use the site.

Monitoring Facebook likes is just one of the ways that Facebook is trying to ramp up security. The company will also be rolling out some newer security measures in the future in order to give their users a better overall experience.

Jacob Smith is a well established social media and web marketing professional.  He is currently defining his SEO keyword strategy using the resources available at SEOmap you can follow SEOmap on Twitter @seomapsocial

Should You Friend Your Coworkers on Facebook?

Your Facebook page is a place for you to connect with friends and family, and it’s not meant to be a professional networking site like LinkedIn. Whenever your work life overlaps with your home life, you need to be careful. Oftentimes separation is just necessary; you don’t want to deal with work stress while at home, and vice versa. On Facebook, however, sometimes the lines can blur. It’s so easy to hit “yes” when you get a friend request. But should you say “yes” to your coworkers?
Do You Trust Them?

If you’re thinking about friending your coworkers, think carefully about who you give access to your Facebook page. We all have coworkers we love and coworkers we aren’t too fond of. If you have a coworker that you’re not particularly enamored with, there is no reason why you need to be friends with them on Facebook. If you have even the slightest hint of distrust for a coworker, do not even think about it. You never know when they could decide to use your personal info against you at work.
Are They Your Supervisors?

It’s one thing to friend your peers, and it can be an entirely different thing to friend people who are in positions of authority over you. It’s usually never a good idea to friend your supervisor, manager, boss, or anyone who is above you on the chain of command. Your supervisor is someone you want stay in favor with, so don’t risk anything personal on your Facebook page affecting your relationship at work. You want to be considered for the promotion, not counted out because of your status updates. Whether they’ll admit it or not, your Facebook page will leave an impression on your supervisors, and it’s best not to even risk it. They should understand, too.
What are Your Privacy Settings?

Facebook has a lot of different privacy settings to tinker with, and sometimes they’re not all that intuitive. Before you allow any coworkers onto your friend list, look over your settings. Exactly what kind of information will they be able to see and not see? For example, will they know when you post a comment on someone else’s photo or status? It’s probably best if they’re able to see as little as possible, especially when you cannot control what your friends or family might say on their profiles.
What Kind of Facebook User are You?

Believe it or not, there are some people who seldom use their Facebook profiles, or who use them solely for professional or business purposes. Some people post status updates about what they had for breakfast. Some are much more selective about what they update with, if they ever do. Consider your Facebook habits. Would you feel the need to start deleting past posts from your wall? Would you start censoring yourself a great deal more than usual? Do you use Facebook to complain or talk about work? Or are you squeaky clean? If you’d need to change your behavior just to be coworker-appropriate, don’t burden yourself and keep your Facebook page personal, as it should be.

This article on adding coworkers on Facebook was prepared by Travis Lee in tandem with SEOMap – the keyword strategy experts.

4 Tips for Using Social Media as a Reputation Management Tool

No online marketing approach is complete without reputation management. Even the most comprehensive SEO, PPC or social media campaign will fall short if you don’t incorporate an element of brand protection into your strategy. Even if you have the most loyal and happy consumer base in town it only takes one disgruntled or misplaced comment to temporarily tarnish your image. One of the most effective ways to deal with this threat is through social media, and one of the best things about this method is that it is so accessible. Social media marketing and monitoring can be carried out by even the smallest of businesses with the most limited resources. To get the full benefit of this approach, there are a few tips to follow:

  • Use Google Plus. Google is constantly refining its algorithms and recently this has led to more social content appearing within the SERPs. Not surprisingly, the platform from which most text seems to be appearing from is Google’s own venture into the social world, Google Plus, therefore it really would be advisable to make use of this site.
  • Consider the amount of profiles you keep. It is important to have at least two active profiles as if in the unfortunate event that one becomes the subject of abuse, the other(s) can effectively protect your name to a degree. Nevertheless it is important to make sure you don’t have too many profiles. Never have more pages than you can regularly monitor. Unattended profiles leaves you at your most vulnerable.
  • Think before you react. When someone criticises the brand you’ve spent endless days, months and years building up, it is natural to react defensively, especially if the claims are unwarranted. However, as angry or frustrated you are it is imperative to remove yourself emotionally from your reply. Taking a moment to consider their point, then responding in a calm and objective way is a much more effective way of resolving the problem, and upholding your dignity and reputation in front of others.
  • Promote your positive content within social media. Directing your users to the content you do want them to see, such as blogs, articles and press releases which portray your brand in a good light is a really pro-active way of deterring attention away from bad press. Ultimately it lets you gain control over what your consumer base see which is essentially what online reputation management is all about.

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Three Steps to Boosting Your Presence on Facebook

As a local business, it’s vital to engage your customers on multiple fronts – print, in person, and social media. Of these three methods, probably the most perplexing is social media, which seems to be all over the board as far as options and methodologies that work. However, it can be one of the most important, especially from the perspective of customers doing your sharing for you!

Every local business should have a presence on Facebook. Once there though, you have to sell your brand and engage your customers. Otherwise, the endeavor will be a frustration to you and a waste of local business resources. Therefore, I’m going to share three things you can do today to start boosting your local business’ presence on Facebook.

Spend some time considering what is working for others. Like most things in life, there is no need to learn how to succeed on Facebook the hard way. You can learn from the mistakes and successes of competitors. Spend some time searching Facebook sites similar to yours and see what individuals are commenting on.

Use your knowledge of what works to develop a content plan. Once you have an idea of what has been beneficial for local business competitors, it is time to make a plan of what content you’re going to share and when. Common Facebook posting guidance suggests you should have several posts per day. In order to make the content as interesting as possible for your customers, you should vary the type of posts you provide and post them at various times during the day. Your process will be a bit of trial and error at first. For instance, if inspirational quotes seem to work well for your competitors, you’ll want to try that too. Perhaps on the first day your local business posts a quote first thing in the morning, then on the second day posts one late afternoon, and finally on the third day the quote is displayed in the evening as your last post of the day. Review the response you got overall. Do your customers respond well to quotes? Is there a particular time of day that you saw the most response? Use the data you receive to plan the next several days, and then review again. In no time, you’ll have regular content that engages your local business customers.

Reward your customers. Everyone loves a giveaway right? Your customers are no different. After honing content that gets them engaged why not take the interaction to the next level?  Provide some free information, offer a drawing, or have them create a slogan for your organization. Maybe do a image contest and enter those who post your log to their page into an exclusive drawing for a cool prize or prizes. This approach helps your customers truly feel part of your local business. The more unique your offering is, the more likely they will share what you’re doing with others.

Have some fun with the process and watch your Facebook engagement soar!

Chris Marentis is an internet marketing expert. Through his company, Surefire Social, Chris successfully leverages social media marketing, SEO, and website development to boost local businesses across the web.

Inside Zuckerberg’s Instagram deal

All the conventions of typical mergers or acquisitions—in reference to time, transparency, the consideration process—were thrown out the window when Facebook undertook its three-day negotiation with the photo-sharing service Instagram.  According to reports, the deal was sealed between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom at Zuckerberg’s private home in Palo Alto directly—leaving Facebook’s board out of the picture until the final details were being decided.  Not long after, the rest of the world was informed.

While Facebook may be one of the 21st century’s business success stories, should it really set the example when taking on such controversial deal execution?  LeadingCompany reviewed pros and cons:

Pro #1: The deal was completed rapidly—while it’s too soon to say whether or not the purchase will help Facebook in competition with other mobile device services, it’s clearly a benefit that it was negotiated quickly, and Zuckerberg did so competently.  The world of technology moves extremely fast: Instagram has attracted 30 million users in its 18 months of existence.  For companies experiencing exponential growth, a long-term deal can become complicated over time.  Facebook is in the process of planning its IPO, and likely cannot spend much time focusing on just one aspect of its business.  The deal being completed in three days is evidence that, though the social network is evolving into a traditional business, it remains bureaucracy-free.

Pro #2: Personal approaches show seriousness—business is also about relationships, especially in the case of tech industry, where founders’ presences are strong even over time.  Zuckerberg was reportedly concerned that Systrom might get a bad feeling if he approached them via lawyers.  He had already turned down a Facebook deal a year earlier, preferring to stay separate.  Zuckerberg apparently was willing to spend the time to ensure the deal worked.

Pro #3: Negotiating at his home gave Zuckerberg the advantage—part of his personal approach entailed inviting Systrom into his home, rather than Facebook offices.  While it may have seemed like mere courtesy, it was also a clever psychological play.  Research proves[1] that when people negotiate in spaces they “own” (including their office) they can claim as much as 160% more value in distributive negotiation.  And this deal is another case-in-point, with Zuckerberg being able to negotiate Systrom’s asking price down by 50%, from $2 billion to $1 billion.  By keeping it personal, he caught the attention of Systrom, and ultimately got what he wanted.

However, there were also some cons:

Con #1: Boards protect minority shareholders—most shareholders would have been horrified they knew the CEO of a company in which they owned shares negotiated a substantial deal with no input from the board, and rightfully so.  Facebook is a private company for now, but won’t be very soon.

A board is the last line of defense for minority shareholders, according to Ralph A. Walkling, the executive director of the Centre for Corporate Governance at Drexel University, as he explained to the Wall Street Journal.  Company leaders ought to be cautious with others’ money, even if they own a large part of the company.

According to the ASX’s corporate governance guidelines, the key responsibilities of the boards of listed companies include monitoring the progress of mergers and acquisitions, and so, justifiably, Facebook’s board should be unhappy about Zuckerberg’s deal.

Con #2: A few heads are better than one—company boards should provide their company with guidance, and members should be trusted due to their discretion and experience.  While Zuckerberg may be in charge, his board would have likely contributed their own ideas about the acquisition.  Without them, he probably missed out on some valuable input.

Con #3: Corporate takeovers is a risky business, and so using lawyer’s is a smart move – and avoiding them could have been a dangerous maneuver.  Takeovers can potentially expose a company to all sorts of unexpected costs and liabilities if it doesn’t investigate their interests prior.  Zuckerberg charged Amin Zoufonoun, Facebook’s director of coroproate development, with helping the CEOs hammer out details once negotiations were well underway.  Zoufonoun is an experienced corporate lawyer, but even so could not have alone carried out the detailed work of a top-tier law firm over the short period of time he was given.

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Hoodies: The Next Big Thing Thanks to Facebook

Remember Robin Hood? The good-natured hood wearing thief from the medieval era who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor with the assistance from his merry men. If you thought robbing was a criminal issue then you are not going to believe this: Wearing a hoodie is now considered to be an idiotic move if the circumstances are seen from a criminal or a political point of view.

A hoodie has been in the eye of controversy over the recent months. It should be recalled that early this year, 17 year old African-American teenager Trayvon Martin from Florida was shot dead by a man because the later suspected him of unethical and indecent activities just because of his attire at that particular time. And what was his clothing at the time of his death? You guessed it! A hoodie. Wearing a hoodie and expecting everything to be fine can truly be an understatement especially at this time of the year.

But how come this article of clothing becoming a fashion these days? The answer is quite simple actually. It is the trademark clothing of the founder, creator and CEO of not only the best social-networking website in the world, but also the number one website in the world. It needs no introduction at all: Facebook. Observing the recent controversies and legal issues directly or even indirectly related with wearing a hoodie, it surely is unwise to wear it in the public but Mark Zuckerberg is not afraid to make a change.

Perhaps Zuckerberg is unaware of the fact that wearing such an article of clothing can possibly be considered taboo by the political society; or perhaps the CEO has no sense of proper clothing. It should be recalled that he has attended several official meetings and other business related issues while wearing his trademark cloth: a hoodie. Is it a matter of pride? Or is Zuckeberg sticking it to the man?

Wedbush Securities’ analyst Michael Pachter has claimed that Zuckerberg’s thought of wearing hoodies while meeting with the big boys signifies immaturity. However, he did mention that the former once wore a suit while meeting with America’s president Barrack Obama. Some parts of the world make a big deal of clothing like Wall Street. Others consider it unnecessary because of the firm belief that it is the actions that make the man. Whatever the case may be, the mere hoodie is becoming a fashion because of the large following of Facebook’s CEO despite the safety risks.

Faizan is a staff writer of Chillopedia.com which is among the most versatile blogs present on the web today.


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