Links related to Facebook presented in somewhat random fashion:
Facebook’s tool for transferring media to Google Photos is now available for everyone
FTC votes to approve nearly $5 billion in settlement with Facebook
Facebook’s disastrous day on Wall Street was historically bad – Quartz
Decide what happens to your account after you pass away.
How do I manage roles for my Page?
Technical question: From time to time we are prompted to invite someone to like our page. How exactly do we invite someone to like a page? Is this clickable?
Can I schedule and stream a live video from my iphone or tablet? It seems scheduling and starting a scheduled live video requires a laptop computer. (Not sure about MacBook Air)
Pages, Groups and Events Policies
Message Tags / Developers
What’s new? Frames
Create art people can use in their photos and videosFrames are a creative way for people to have fun or show their support. Now you can create frames for people to use in the Facebook camera. Learn More
You can invite someone to go live with you if they have a Mentions account and watching your broadcast on iPhone. You can go live with as many people as you want in a broadcast, but only with one person at a time.
To add someone to your Live video broadcast:
- Swipe left until you see Live Viewers
- Select the viewer you want to go live with and tap their icon
- Tap Invite to Go Live
Once someone joins your broadcast, they’ll show up in the upper right of your screen.
To remove someone from your broadcast:
- Tap the window with your guest
- Tap x
To share live video, tap on Update Status and then select the Live Video icon. You can write a quick description and choose the audience that you want to share with before going live. During your broadcast, you’ll see the number of live viewers, the names of friends who are tuning in and a real-time stream of comments. When you end your broadcast, it will be saved on your Timeline like any other video, which you can then delete or keep for your friends to watch later.
You can discover live videos from your friends and public figures you follow right in News Feed. While watching a live video, you can tap the Subscribe button to get notified the next time the broadcaster goes live. Learn more about Live in our Help Center.
Facebook Live videos are easy to set up, but does anyone know how to schedule one in advance? In particular, I’d like to know if it’s possible to 1) secure a link and 2) provide the code for embedding on other websites. I know how to do this on the spot, but I have no clue how to set it up for a future time.
How do download a video from Facebook
replace www.facebook.com with mbasic.facebook.com
Q: What is the difference between downloading in HD and SD?
Checking: To download all of your photos … go to General Account settings, click the link to Download a copy of your Facebook data.
What’s on your mind? = ¿Qué tienes en mente?
What are your favorite Facebook pages or groups? = ¿Cuáles son tus páginas o grupos de Facebook favoritos?
If Game Of Thrones took place entirely on Facebook: Season 3, Episode 2.
Facebook is just fine
Facebook reveals secrets you haven’t shared
One Simple Secret to Social Success: Post Consistent Content Your Audience Loves – Beth Kanter
Facebook Begins Official Timeline Rollout
Facebook more than just likes TripAdvisor, cites Trip Friends integration in IPO filing – Tnooz
Why Facebook Will Become Food Porn Kingdom
The Facebook Cycle: Collecting, Culling, Connecting
Facebook in your language
2014 Mood Study
Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment
Creepy mood studies
Facebook on a laptop or computer operates differently than a mobile device.
Mobile Facebook does not allow one to share posts to groups or pages.
Likewise one cannot ‘check in’ using Facebook on a laptop.
Activity Log – Administrator – App – Are you sure you want to leave this page? – Autocorrect – Available – Awareness – Badge – Bing – Birthday – Campaign – Chat – chatbot – Click farm – Code – Comment – Communication – Contest – Download – Engagement – Events – Facebook – Filter – Friend (Amigo) – Friend/Defriend/Unfriend – Friendversary – Geolocation – Graph Search – Group – Help – Hide from Timeline – Hiding – Highlight – Identity – Insights – Layout – Like/Unlike – Login – Mark as Read – Message – Messenger – Migration – Network Effect – News – News Feed – Notifications – Oculus Rift – Options – Others – Page – Paper – People – People You May Know – Photos – Pin – Place – Poke – Post – Profile – Privacy – Promote – Push – Saved – Search – Share – Social Web – Status – Story – Straight Like – Submit – Subscribers – Tag – Timeline – Top Commentator – Waitlist – Wall – What’s on your mind? – Year in Review
Friendversary = Much like Anniversary, only with how long you’ve known a friend.
Straight like – when someone goes straight down your Facebook page and likes everything. including wallposts.
Source: Urban Dictionary
Double check which apps are linked with Facebook:
Facebook: Levels of Engagement = Niveles de Compromiso (tools)
|Be generous||Like||Me gusta|
|Be generous||Add comment||Agrega comentarios|
|Be generous||Like a link or comment||Agrega ‘me gusta’ a una liga o comentario|
|Be generous||Write on wall||Escribe en el muro|
|Be generous||Join an event and write a greeting||Únete al un evento y escribir un mensaje de felicitación|
|Be generous||Participate in a contest||Participa en un concurso|
|Be generous||Share with your contacts a comment||Compartir con tus contactos un comentario|
|Be creative||Create events||Crear eventos|
Additional Skills for those who have a business page on Facebook
Can you share a link from ‘others’ who have posted on your page? Be generous!
Facebook requires all Business Pages to be linked to a personal account so that they can administrate the Page. It’s also against Facebook Terms of Policy to create a personal account for a business. You can learn more about Facebook’s Terms of Service in the following article from our Help Center:
Multiple people can be an admin to your Page, and that you can be an admin of multiple Pages.
|Build your Page
Add important info to your Page so people can learn about you and what you do.
|Connect with people
Invite friends, email contacts and customers to like your Page.
|Engage your audience
Post quality content that will encourage people to like, comment, or share with their friends.
Filing: Clean Up Your Account
We recommend reviewing your recent account activity and deleting anything you didn’t mean to post. You can do this from your activity log.
Facebook and Events
Event promotion: We have found that Facebook works great to announce local and global events.
|Event Best Practices (PDF)|
Unanswered question: We’re having problems with event creation for events that last more than one day. We only see the option for the time events begins and ends, not multiple days. Help!
|How to use Facebook
Facebook members can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with others. Planeta.com has our own online group and we’re using the service to announce events.
Ignore Facebook at your peril. This channel is a great tool to establish web presence and it can actually be a fun and engaging experience. It can be difficult when strangers ask to be your ‘friend‘ but all that is required is some understanding of how it works.
|Cómo usar Facebook
Miembros de Facebook pueden formar parte de redes organizadas por la ciudad, lugar de trabajo, la escuela, y la región conectarse y relacionarse con otros. Planeta.com tiene nuestro grupo propio en línea y estamos usando el servicio para anunciar eventos.
No haga caso de Facebook a su cuenta y riesgo. Este canal es una gran herramienta para establecer presencia en Internet y en realidad puede ser una experiencia divertida y atractiva. Puede ser difícil cuando los extranjeros solicitan ser su “amigo” pero todo lo que se requiere una cierta comprensión de cómo funciona.
Translating: How long have we been able to make video calls with Facebook?
Afrikaans: Hoe lank het ons in staat was om video-oproepe met Facebook maak nie?
Spanish: ¿Cuánto tiempo hemos sido capaces de realizar llamadas de vídeo con Facebook?
French: Combien de temps avons-nous été en mesure de faire des appels vidéo avec Facebook?
Maori: Kia pehea te roa kua taea ki te hanga waea ataata ki Facebook tatou?
Welsh: Pa mor hir yr ydym wedi gallu i wneud galwadau fideo gyda Facebook?
Translating: I want to untag myself.
Translating: Join us on Facebook
Spanish: Únete a nosotros en Facebook
English: Please give me a ‘like’ on the Facebook link
Spanish: Regalame un like en el vinculo de facebook
English: You can follow us on Facebook
Spanish: Ahora puedes seguirnos en Facebook
A good friend asks how best to use Facebook:
I wanted to have only a company account but you have to have it associated with a personal account, which is a problem. I’d like to have somebody to take care of the posts on the company facebook, but I can’t because it is using my own account
if I am in a page which offers a share on facebook button. If I give it to that button, the link will go directly to my personal wall and not the company wall, where I would like it to appear. same happens with flickr and other automatic application that publishes automatically your pictures to facebook, well these will go directly to my personal account wall and not the company, it is really annoying and I don’t know the way around it.
I have a personal and a business Facebook account, and I didn’t need to associate the business one with any other account. I use two different email addresses for the two accounts and I use Firefox browser for personal and Internet Explorer for business, otherwise they do seem to get mixed up. If I’m working on adding friends to the business account I always do it through Internet Explorer.
How to turn off automatic post from Facebook to Twitter?
If it does not automatically show up, how do I launch the Slideshow feature within Facebook?
Facebook is blocked by the public sector (government) in many offices
How to add Google Analytics to your Facebook fan page http://is.gd/9dkxS
Just remember: everything you create on Facebook belongs to Mark Zuckerberg, not you.
Tip: Give me something I can like!
Tips from Guurrbi Tours
We ask for our customers e-mail address on our feedback forms, and then write inviting them to stay in touch through facebook. There’s a good steady take-up rate. We also have a lot of people from Willie’s community who are facebook friends, and who enjoy hearing about what Guurrbi is up to.
We have a personal page set up as Guurrbi Tours Cooktown – not a business page. I prefer this – it seems much more personal and interactive – but I know there are others who would argue otherwise, so check it out before deciding.
Like Twitter, the golden rule is don’t just shove information out there – you have to interact with your Friends and Followers. Re-tweet or Share interesting posts. Take time to see what others are up to and leave a comment or simply click the ‘Like’ button. People will quickly ignore you if communication is a one-way street. It all helps to keep your product in your customers’ minds, so they’re more likely to talk about it/recommend it to others.
Other tips – make your page inviting with pictures, links to articles etc. Clear your page regularly of unwanted ‘postings’. There are all sorts of apps on offer – do not get tempted into sending sea creatures to your friends or farm animals or answering questions about your horoscopes or playing weird games! Just hit ‘Ignore’ or Delete them if they land on your page. Remember potential customers are going to look at it, so make sure your page looks inviting, not covered in rubbish or pics of drunken friends!!
One other note – we are very selective about the pages we support and have a golden rule not to get involved in politics (although sometimes it’s very tempting!!!) Much better to rise above it and not risk alienating customers!
Les recordamos que en Facebook nos encuentran en nuestra fan page como Planeta.com
FYI: People who use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
Keeping up with your Facebook friends – Science Show (related NYT article You’ve Got to Have (150) Friends)
Homophily and the digital ‘echo-chamber’ – Are we really as open to new ideas and voices as we think we are? Or do we go online to catch a digital echo?
Whatever happened to friendship?
Facebook is not your friend
Questions and Answers (Q&A)
How do I create a page for a local business?
When a Facebook page has multiple administrators, how can you track which admin posted or hid posts?
There is not currently a way to determine which administrator took actions on a Facebook page.
How do I stop videos from playing automatically in my News Feed?
To stop videos from playing automatically:
- Go to Settings and click Videos
- Click the dropdown menu next to Auto-play Videos
- Select Off
What’s a pinned post?
Pinned posts are Page posts that admins have chosen to display prominently at the top of their Page. A pinned post always appears in the top left of a Page’s timeline and has a flag in its top-right corner. A post a Page admin pins to the top of their Page will remain there for 7 days. After that, it’ll return to the date it was posted on the Page’s timeline.
Posts from people who like a Page are not eligible to be pinned posts. Page admins can only pin posts created by the Page. More info
What is the Facebook like button?
The Like button enables users to make connections to your pages and share content back to their friends on Facebook with one click. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the button can display personalized content whether or not the user has logged into your site. For logged-in Facebook users, the button is personalized to highlight friends who have also liked the page.
How do I add the Facebook like button to my website?
How can I schedule a post on Facebook?
From the admin panel page – where your own cover photos/header is located. Once you click the status box to type in a message two small icons pop up at the bottom of the box. One is a pin for location and the other is a clock for scheduling. Click on the clock and it will allow you to add year, month, day, time. The other way is to go to the “edit page” option and then click “use activity log.” That will let you see all of the scheduled status updates you’ve made. This does not work on personal pages
Is it possible to schedule a live video on Facebook?
Pages can schedule a live videos. See
How rude is it to unfriend people on Facebook who you don’t remember until you get a birthday reminder?
It’s rude but it does happen!
What is a Top Commenter?
Facebook automatically assigns Top Commenter status to users whose comments are most often liked by others.
Business #1 Tip
Distinguish between a ‘profile’ and a ‘page’
Tip! Add a widget to your website. Here’s the customized Facebook Like button http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like
Facebook Lists: Local Travel Pros
Your Facebook timeline will show you’ve watched this video.
Several things for you to remember:
- You can only change the username of your page once after you set it the first time.
- You can’t transfer the ownership of a username to another party.
- You can’t violate anyone else’s trademark rights.
- If you are acquiring a username to sell it in the future (squatting), you will lose it.
- Usernames may be reclaimed for other unauthorized usages.
Profiles and Pages
Facebook has released a new tool that lets users convert their personal profile into a Facebook Page. Though the terminology is often muddled, a key difference between the two features is that users can simply “like” a Page while they must “friend” (establish a mutual relationship with) a profile, which makes Pages a much better solution for businesses and public figures. Ready to migrate?
more info http://mashable.com/2011/03/31/facebook-profile-to-page-migration
Pages and Groups
|Tags help people find groups about certain topics. Learn More|
|Posting Permissions:||Only members can post in this group.
Only administrators can post to the group.
Badges for Pages
Claim Your Place
Tip for Group Administrators
You can send a message to one or more group members. The chat history will show up in your inbox and members who are offline will be able to respond later, or on their mobile device.
Planeta.com on Facebook
Responsible Travel on Facebook
2nd International Conference on Responsible Tourism, Kerala
International Conference on Responsible Tourism
I am green
Is Measuring Your Facebook Edgerank Useful?
10 Recent Upgrades to Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About
Mexico Tourism Board: Chicago
Mexico: Beyond your expectations
Liga Mexicana de Beisbol
Elsewhere on the Web
Responsible Travel on Facebook – Afrikatourism
How Facebook could crush MySpace, Yahoo!, and Google – Christopher Beam/Slate
Facebook Grows Up: Can It Stay Relevant? – Newsweek
When Are Facebook Users Most Active?
Who owns Facebook?
Facebook Adds ‘Civil Union,’ ‘Domestic Partnership’ To Relationship Status Options
Read full story
Top 75 Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page
Facebook pages and groups – what’s the difference?
Why I Don’t “Like” You by Carie Lewis on Prezi
10 Recent Upgrades to Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About
Geolocation – Facebook Places
2010: Facebook Passes 500 Million Users!
Question of the Week – How do I tag someone on Facebook?
You can now tag your friends in your status or post. Type @ and then type the friend’s name. For example: “Had lunch with @John Smith.”
Another ugly reminder to check your Facebook settings — NOW!
How do I close a page on Facebook?
“New Facebook” has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you’ve recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa – you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!
HERE’S THE FIX: On the homepage click the “Most Recent” title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select “Edit Options”, click on “Show Posts From” and change the setting to “All Of Your Friends and Pages” (you can also access the “Edit Options” link at the very bottom of the facebook homepage on the right)
Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed however page owners should adjust the settings on their personal accounts.
Facebook stores a limited list of your notifications.
Lists are an easy, optional way to:
- See more in News Feed from your close friends
- Keep your work life and weekends separate
- Share your post with just the right people
Click the Friends button to see your new lists
We had a business page but it linked to my personal account and I didn’t want my posts on the page so we created a fictitious person and made a facebook page for the business. Before I launch into inviting people, is that the right way to do it?
Response: What you’re trying to do could backfire. I’d caution against it until you talk to someone who knows better.
How do I get subscribers?
Subscribers will receive your public posts and will not be added as friends. You can have broader conversations about public topics and keep personal updates for friends. Learn more.
Only you can see your Activity Log
Now you can review and choose who sees everything you’ve shared — from today back to when you first started using Facebook. Learn more.
2012 Data Use Policy
Facebook: “We recently announced some proposed updates to our Data Use Policy, which explains how we collect and use data when people use Facebook, and our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), which explains the terms governing use of our services.
We encourage you to review these proposed changes and give us feedback before we finalize them. Please visit the “Documents” tab of the Facebook Site Governance Page https://www.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance to learn more about these changes and to submit comments before 9 AM PST on November 28, 2012.”
Facebook is successful because they built an entire constellation of products by allowing other people to do the work. So Facebook is different for everyone. Some people spend all their time on Mafia Wars. Some spend all their time on Farmville. There are hundreds or maybe thousands of different high-quality time sinks available, so there’s something there for everyone.
– Steve Yegge
“Y tú aparte de Facebook ¿Qué haces?” (And besides Facebook, what do you do?)
Pathetic Things we read on Facebook
Invite Your Friends to Like this Page
|Home Page and News Feed||Links||Birthdays|
|Facebook Ads||Facebook Pages||Facebook Page Insights|
|Application and Plugins||Places|
Misc Privacy Settings
We’re going to be removing an old Facebook setting called “Who can look up your Timeline by name.” We’d like to give you more info about this change.
What’s changing: We’re removing an old search setting called “Who can look up your Timeline by name”—but this won’t change who can see what you’ve shared on Facebook.
What did this setting do?”Who can look up your Timeline by name” controlled who could find your Timeline by typing your name in search.What will happen when the setting is removed?Anyone will be able to look up your Timeline by your name — but if they go to your Timeline, they’ll only see what they already have permission to see. Removing this setting doesn’t change who can see your photos, status updates or other things you’ve shared.Why is Facebook removing this setting?When we created this setting, the only way to find you on Facebook was to search for your specific name.
Stop News Feed DistributionSelect a date and time in the future for when you want your post to stop showing in News Feed. The post will still be visible, but News Feed distribution will end.
Trusted FriendsIf you get locked out of your account, your friends can helpRon, we’re here to help you keep your account safe. One way to do this is to choose 3 to 5 trusted friends to help you regain access to Facebook if you ever need it. They’ll be able to send you a code to help you log back in.— The Facebook Help Team
— FRONTLINE (@frontlinepbs) October 18, 2018