Since I don’t have time to write about these new features myself, I’ve scoured the web for some resources created by people who do have the time! Here are two I recommend. If you have 10 minutes to spare, this video is helpful. And I like his Aussie accent. Another great resource, not just for […]
Just as I was about to start posting more information about the recent Facebook updates like Lists and Notifications, today they launched another major change. So now the News Feed on the home page looks and functions completely differently with Top Stories, and a “ticker” on the right side. It has caused a minor uproar […]
My attempt to make sense of recent changes to I’ll start with the new Facebook status update box. There are three new features. You can change privacy settings on-the-fly, easily tag the people you’re with, and add your location.
Facebook has made some changes to privacy settings. I will be writing more about these in some future posts, and will also be updating some of my previous entries as the screen shots are now outdated. There are a few new features (like the ability to review tags before they go live, like if a friend tags […]
Here’s another Facebook tip for you. In a previous entry I wrote about how to create lists of friends and then adjust privacy settings based on these lists. Well I recently learned that you can also target a specific post, such as a status update, to a friends list. Here’s an example. Let’s say […]
What do kids do when they’re too old for Webkinz World but too young for Facebook? Well it seems that they join Moshi Monsters. My daughter wanted to join so I took a quick look at the site and let her sign up. The website combines some of the fun of Webkinz — adopting a […]
Login Notifications are an opt-in security feature where alerts are sent to you each time your account is accessed from a new device. A little bit confusing to figure out but beneficial, especially if you access Facebook from a shared location such as computer at the local library, school, etc.
(Updated 9/14/2011) So there are a few new (to me) features in Facebook intended to improve security. The first one I thought I’d mention is using https – that’s hyper text transfer protocol, with an S at the end of it for secure. What is HTTPS? You probably know that web site addresses start with […]
A friends list is a way to group people together. Once you have a friends list you can use it in various ways, such as restricting certain portions of your profile to certain groups of friends. This is a great feature because it puts you in control of what certain groups of people can see.
Notifications are messages that Facebook sends you when there has been some activity associated with your profile. Did you know you can control when Facebook sends you an e-mail notification? This can be helpful depending on how you use Facebook.