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You Should be on Facebook!

Facebook is a website that was launched in February 2004 for social networking, on the site itself you create a personal profile and can then add your friends, family or work colleagues and “network.”

Facebook provides many ways for you to connect and share your experiences and whatever else you like with your friends etc, for example you can post messages to your own and your friends’ “wall” you can share photos and videos, you can chat using the internal instant messaging system, you can send private messages using the private inbox system, you can even play games with your friends and so Much more.

Creating a Facebook account couldn’t be simpler, just go to facebook.com and sign up by entering the requested details.

You can then add a profile picture so your friends can recognize you when they are trying to add you. You can then start adding your friends and family by simply searching for there name in the search bar at the top of the page. Facebook will also suggest people you may know based on a number of factors and you can even find people by using your email address and cell phone contacts, Facebook makes it very easy to find people you know.

Facebook can be used for more than just keeping in touch with friends, it is also a very powerful business tool, purely because of the vast amounts of free traffic that is available. Facebook has over 500 Million active users so if you create a page for your business it could be seen by Millions of people, now I’m not saying that its definitely going to happen but the potential is there.

If you run a business and you have Facebook page for that business there is all sorts of actions you can take to promote your business to the masses and get your name out there. There are also tons of things you can do for existing customers who are visiting your Facebook page such as provide them with updates and special offers etc. The possibilities really are endless. So if you haven’t already created a page for your business and you would like to, then you can do so quickly, easily and not to mention free, Here.

Facebook is constantly becoming increasingly popular, so there has never been a better time to create an account, whether it is for your business or service or for yourself, now is the time to get yourself online and start networking.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Facebook Apps, Choose Them Wisely

Facebook is a wonderful tool for both personal and business use. It has many features which allow you to personalize your Facebook experience.

One of the features that allows you to further enjoy Facebook is, Facebook Apps.

Facebook apps are very similar to applications that you would have on your mobile (cell) phone or your computer, there are apps that are games, tools and pretty much everything you could think of.

However most Facebook apps promote themselves by posting to your wall without you having any input. These apps are called “self replicating applications” now like I’ve mentioned, not all apps do this, but the ones that do can be quite annoying to both you and your friends.

There is a simple way to make sure this does not happen though. When you activate and app there is a box that appears that asks if you give permission to the app to do certain things, one of which is to post to your wall, Like so.

To stop the app posting to your wall just click “Don’t Allow” then try to find an app that does the same thing but does not request permission to post to your wall.

Now I know that these apps do these to get more people using their app but there are plenty of apps out there that promote themselves in other ways and I’m sure you could find one to do anything you like without wanting to post to your wall.

Until Next Time, Alex