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Weekly Rant: “If you want to stay on my friend list, comment on this post!”

9 Jun

In response to several friends who are posting the now popular “I’m cleaning out my friend list, so if you want me to keep you comment on this post!” 

Um. Stop.  If you think I’m going to comment on your page just so you don’t unfriend me in your “FB Cleaning” spree, I’m not that desperate.  I do not beg, plead, or give “please keep me” comments.  I have more self-respect than that.  If I have taken the time to friend you or accept your request, it means I am interested in your life ~ I don’t “unfollow” or “hide” any one.  But frankly, I deserve (and want) a better friend than someone who would consider unfriending me.  So if you are skimming through your list, and you have to consider whether or not to keep my name there, just push the unfriend button. We obviously aren’t that close.  

How Many Times Have You Been Shared on Facebook?

9 Jun

If you are interested in finding out how many times your website (or any website) has been shared or drawn comments on Facebook, it’s simple.  

Just type http://graph.facebook.com/yoursiteaddress into the URL bar on your browser.  It will then tell you how many times that page has been shared and how many comments have been posted.

Replace “yoursiteaddress” with the exact url (Http:// and www. included) of whatever page you want to look up. NOTE: If you add in www. where there isn’t one or remove www. where there is one, the results will change.

For example,

http://graph.facebook.com/http://www.yahoo.com

looks like:

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Whereas, one of my posts on Students Ramblings appears like this:

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Adding Social Media Buttons to Your WordPress.com Website

14 May

I’m mixing directions from several different websites, but I have tried clearing it up as much as possible.  Enjoy!

Adding Social Media Buttons to Your Website via HTML Code


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Although some WordPress.com (and other website-building site) themes have a way to automatically customize social media, quite a few actually don’t.  For my WordPress website, I used to just add the “Image” widget and link to my other accounts. But since you can’t line them up horizontally, that ended up with a long line of pictures down my sidebar.  So instead, I mixed directions from different websites, played around, and came up with the following instructions for adding a horizontal row of Social Media icons linked to your accounts.  

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New Tool on Facebook

9 Apr

New Tool on Facebook–The Smiley-Face!

So, I didn’t really notice this before, but apparently there is yet another new addition to the Facebook experience.   If you look at the box where you insert your status updates (i.e. “I’m totally ready for Spring!”–>My post today :P)  you will notice a new smiley-face button.

 

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If you click that smiley-face, you will see the options pictured below.  There you can choose from a long list of things including “I’m reading such and such” or “I’m feeling wonderful” to your status.  I’ve seen this option on other journal software programs (DeviantArt, Livejournal), but it is new to FB!  What do you think?  

 

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Facebook Changes

29 Mar

Your Facebook is changing again. . . 

They officially changed mine over today, I’m still deciding if I like it.   There are a couple of new significant changes.

Timeline/Profile Changes

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