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New Facebook Newsfeed 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013 Posted in Facebook | No Comments »

New Facebook Newsfeed 2013

Are you on the waiting list for the new FB Newsfeed?


Join the waitlist to get the new homepage for the web.
Look for it on your iPhone, iPad and Android soon!



#LikesUP for New Facebook Newsfeed 2013


Facebook Notifications with Sound Alert (Turn it off)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Posted in Facebook | No Comments »

Are you getting too many notifications on Facebook?

You can control what kind of notifications you get by adjusting your notification settings.

You can also decide to stop seeing a certain type of notification right when you see it:

  1. Click the globe icon
  2. Hover your mouse over the notification you want to stop seeing and click the X that appears
  3. Click Turn off


In November 2012, Facebook started testing sound alerts as the new audio notification system.  Facebook has used sound notifications for its chat tool since 2008, and its mobile messenger app also has sound.

However, last month, the Facebook Sound Alert rolled out full blast.  And, most people wanted to turn it off.

My in real life and FB friend, Sean Malarkey, wrote last week:

Can you hear that? For the last 48 hours I keep hearing a beep on my computer…. I was convinced my daughter left a game open and somehow hid it…. Spent several minutes shutting down applications, re-starting computer etc and still it continued to beep.
I just realized the beep is from Facebook – every time I get a notification now it is now beeping – is this new? Did I somehow accidentally enable it?

[76 comments – all about turning off the noise]


Feel free to turn off (another distraction) – the noise of Facebook notifications.


Facebook 2009-2012: Sherrie Rose on Facebook

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 Posted in Facebook, Likes UP | No Comments »

Sherrie Rose on Facebook: Two Profiles from 2009 and 2012

Facebook “Sherrie Rose”

Facebook 2009:  I took a screen capture of my profile the day that Facebook usernames became available.  Since there are many women named “Sherrie Rose” including Hollywood director and actor, I wanted to get a distinct Web address for my profile.

From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know.  Names are the most common way we connect with one another.  Adding the user name was an attempt by Facebook for more authenticity to create a trusted environment because the username helps you know the identity of people on Facebook.

Facebook 2012:  With the introduction of Facebook Timeline, which started rolling out in December 2011, the way to differentiate your profile was to use a cover image.  Even if your profile is set to private, your cover image is public and is picked up in the search engines.  Because of this, I took the liberty to add a cover photo showing a woman at the beach, reading her Amazon Kindle, with the thought bubble, “Love My Kindle purchase today, ‘The Webinar Way‘.”  As the author of The Webinar Way I thought this was an understated way to let friends know about my book.

In between 2009 and 2011 we had profiles with five of the recent photos displaying at the top.  This was a lot of fun as there was a app to create a theme of the five photos in a mosaic style.  In 2009 you also had a choice to tell Facebook if an ad was relevant to you or not. Facebook ads promised to keep Facebook clutter-free and clean but you can be the judge of that yourself.

What I miss about the “old Facebook profile” is the About Section that displayed under your photo.  A few words and perhaps a link.  Many of my friends had very witty sayings and quotes that were memorable.  Now you have to click the About link to read more.  The current Timeline profile format reads like a resume with your job position, company, school, where you live and grew up and more data related (and mostly boring) stuff.  I made the personal choice not to include this boring stuff and my 5061 Facebook friends and over 900 subscribers don’t seem to care.  I added a link to my Facebook page “Sherrie Rose” so folks could see what I was up to in the business arena.

In Facebook’s Q3 earnings report the big news was Facebook mobile because of the proliferation of mobile use in the younger demographic.  I’ll report of Facebook profiles on mobile devices at another time.


Sherrie Rose

#LikesUP for Sherrie Rose Facebook Profiles 2009 + 2012

Likes UP: Unfriend Event on Facebook

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 Posted in Facebook | No Comments »

Have You Been Invited to an Unfriend Event on Facebook?

This Thursday my friend is having an Unfriend event on Facebook.



Facebook has a limit of 5000 friends and more than one person has hit the limit. What I like about this Facebook event is that there is a link for a WEBINAR as part of the unfriending event process.  And, it is priced at whatever you want to pay.  An interesting touch in the unfriend event.


If you suddenly got a HUGE Facebook Friends influx and your personal profile account now overflows with more than 5000 friends there is a reason.  That is because Facebook decided to count all your “deactivated” friends in your friend count. VERY ANNOYING because it means you cannot add any more friends. Since I have the same issue, I took her up on her unfriend event request and removed her from my friends list.  Thanks, Tamara! 

The Unfriend Facebook message reads from the pull down menu:  UNFRIEND


Are you sure you want to remove {First Name}{Last Name} as your friend? (Note: {First Name} will still be subscribed to your public updates unless you block them by clicking the Report/Block link on her profile or turn off subscriptions.)

Well, after some research my, In Real Life friend and Facebook friend, Ernesto Verdugo, found a way how to get rid of all these deactivated friends in the best possible way. unfriend-event-2

Watch this video if you want to dump all those deactivated FB friends that are blocking you from adding real friends (start video at 2:15 minutes of 5 minute video):

Most important tip is to NOT click the “okay” button the first time you remove a friend but just continue to scroll through your friends list.

remove-from-friends-unfriendWhen you click on a deactivated account, you will continue a message that says “Remove from Friends.”

#LikesUP for Unfriends who give you room for more Facebook Friends


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9 Ways To Access Social Relationship Riches by Evolving the Conversation

Monday, August 13th, 2012 Posted in Facebook, Google Plus +1, Social Engagement, Twitter | No Comments »

Likes UP: 9 Ways To Access Social Relationship Riches by Evolving the Conversation

As a personality-based brand or business content writer in the social media field, someone must actually start the conversation. You can let your fans and followers write the content.

Evolve the conversation. If your fans and followers have started the conversation, jump in and join in the conversation, engage and evolve it. Initiate and evolve the conversation with your community.


For Both A Large Branded Business Or Small Entrepreneurial Enterprises

Listed below are ways to evolve your conversation sprinkled with sensible marketing strategies.

1. What are they saying? Do you understand and embrace how they talk about you? Go read other social platforms and Google reviews how people talk about you and your business and use that to inform your writing. Perhaps someone has talked about you in a YouTube video.

2. Write to (1) one action. As marketers, you are familiar with the CTA: Call to action. Make a decision to what the (1) one action you want your fans to take. On Facebook, choices for your fans are to “like,” share, comment, watch video, or click your link. Be clear and guide their action by stating specifically what to do. If there’s more than one thing, it can get too confusing. Determine what you’re trying to get the individuals in your community to do and ask them take one action. Keep it simple.

3. Simple images. Your own images, Infographic, or Pinterest images are great additions to a post or tweet. Your tweet or post copy supports the image. Better yet, your copy triggers a reaction to look more closely at the image if it is quickly flying by in the news stream. If you choose Infographics, make the smile or “clip” a small portion of it with a link the full version. The most enthralling Infographic with too much detail will lose your reader if it takes too much thought or too much time and it will get lost. Your clip should fit into a 400 x 400 jpg so it shows up neatly.

4. Activate and inspire first. Twitter tweets only have 140 characters but if inspiring can easily be retweeted. Facebook and Google+ posts can tell a story and you can establish your voice and your personal style or brand style. If you want your fans to post photos, you have to show and ask. Show them and lead by example with the types of photos you want to see on your page, and ask them to do the same.

5. Can you make it feel natural? You have an agenda.  Marketing has a calendar of activities to work into your promotion plan: sponsorships, contests, webinars, etc. How can you make these seem like they are not forced and still focus on on lifestyle content that is more human?  If you have to bolt on certain marketing messages, can they align with your voice, approach and tone? Check your automated in-advance posts to see that they are not out of sequence or contradictory with a current marketing push.  Your fans will recognize disconnects and lapses in authenticity and your overall engagement be affected.

6. Your style rules, but basic good writing still applies. You can’t edit a tweet, but you can delete and start over. You can edit a Facebook post and comments. Typos come fast and furious from mobile devices. Pay attention to grammar and proper versions of there/their/they’re or your/you’re. I personally type so quickly that the “r” is missing from “your” leaving you… => You books, which should read, Your books. Edit as needed.

7. Test and check analytics. Facebook has the ever confusing EdgeRank. Get creative and take chances with your writing on Facebook and check the metrics to understand what type of writing works on your fan page. This will help focus your writing efforts.

8. You’re only as good as… Like the movie business, you’ve only as good as your last movie. And you can’t wait too long in between movies. Every writer should continually strive to improve his or her craft. You should ask yourself, “How can I make this better?” Get feedback from fans and ask “How can I make this better?” People love to critique and give advice.

9. Choose your drama wisely. Some social media folks say STAY AWAY from the big 4: Sex, Politics, Sports, and Religion – anything that causes controversy or rivalry. Other social media folks say JUMP RIGHT IN to the big 4 and stir up the pot. This may reflect more your personal posts than your page posts. Dan Zarrella said in a webinar after analyzing Facebook data, Facebook is like Jersey Shores with lots of Sex talk. In the end, you must choose your drama wisely.

Bonus: The software behind social media platforms is constantly evolving: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and others. Don’t languish, keep abreast of what’s new. If you haven’t done it, test the newer features like sponsored posts on Facebook.

#LikesUP for Evolving the Conversation and Relationship Riches


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