Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Techie Tip of the Week: Future-date Your Page’s Facebook Posts

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Did you know that if your organization has a Facebook page that you can create a post in Facebook but have it delivered at a future date and time?

This can be quite useful if you have many items you wish to talk about on your Page, but want to spread them out over a period of time.

Facebook lets you schedule a post up to 6 months in advance in 10-minute intervals. You can even post-date a post. If the desired posting date is in the past, the post will appear immediately at the appropriate place on your Page’s timeline.

To future-date or post-date a post in Facebook:

  1. Create your post, but don’t click Share.
  2. Instead, click the clock icon in the lower-left of the field.
  3. Choose the future year, month, day, hour and minute when you’d like your post to appear.
  4. Click Schedule.

If your desired posting date is in the future, Facebook will automatically post it at the appropriate date and time. If it’s in the past, it will appear in the Timeline at the appropriate spot.

For details, visit Facebook’s help page:

https://www.facebook.com/help/389849807718635/

Techie Tip of the Week: Facebook’s New Privacy Policy

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Recently, Facebook updated its privacy policy (again). As reported in the blog bostinno.com, here are the top 3 new policy changes you should be aware of:

By default:

  1. Facebook now shares your data with advertisers and affiliates. These include all your Likes, comments, and data provided when registering for a Facebook account. Facebook notes in its Data Use Policy that this info may include sensitive subjects like “religion, health status, or political views.”
  2. Anyone on Facebook can now send you a message and anyone on a message thread can reply to it.
  3. Almost everything you post is visible. Anyone, not just friends, can tag you and link to your Facebook content. Even Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, who had a photo she thought was private broadcast to the world.

For more information, or to comment on the new privacy settings, visit Facebook’s Site Governance at https://www.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance.

To view or update your personal Facebook privacy settings, go to https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy.

 

 

Techie Tip of the Week: It’s Cyber Awareness Month – Be Safe Online!

Friday, October 19th, 2012

In honor of national cyber security awareness month, this week we’d like to point out some of things you can do to make your online experience safer!

From the National Cyber Security Alliance, here are the top 31 security tips. One for each day of the month!

Techie Tip of the Week: Picking the right size for your Facebook profile picture

Friday, August 10th, 2012

20120811-151312.jpgCreated a Facebook page and picked out a great photo to be the profile picture, only to have it appear squished or otherwise out of sorts?

Here are some tips for making your profile picture look the way you want it to:

  1. Make sure your photo is square-shaped. Facebook automatically squishes rectangle-shaped images into square-shaped for the profile picture.
  2. Keep in mind that profile pictures display at 160 pixels wide by 160 pixels tall. Although the image you upload must be at least 180×180, the photo resizes to 160×160. A 320×320 picture should end up looking great as a profile picture.
  3. Because profile pictures show up next to your name around the site, pick a photo or logo that represents your Page well.

For more details, visit Facebook’s help page at:

http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=315809258465467

Techie Tip of the Week: Set up Login Notifications in Facebook

Friday, April 6th, 2012

A few months ago, we talked about the importance of making your Facebook settings set to always use SSL. This week’s tip covers how to set up login notifications. You can set up Facebook to notify you when your account is accessed from a computer or mobile device that you haven’t used before. This will let you know immediately if someone other than you logs into Facebook without your knowledge or permission.

To set up Facebook to always notify you whenever someone (hopefully just you) logs into Facebook using a device you haven’t used before:

  1. Log into Facebook.
  2. Go to your Security Settings page (Click the black triangle to the right of your Account Name –> Account Settings –> Security)
  3. Click Login Notifications.
  4. Check the box Email to be notified by email; check the box Text Message/Push Notification to be notified by text messaging.
  5. Click Save Changes.

From now on, whenever you log into Facebook, you will be asked to identify the computer you’re using. And you will receive a message (either email, text, or both) with that information. If you receive one of these messages and you didn’t log into Facebook, you’ll know right away that someone else has gained access to your Facebook account and you can take appropriate actions.

Until next week, safe travels on the Net!