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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 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,

looks like:


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



Adding Social Media Buttons to Your 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


Although some (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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Deactiviting Your Facebook Account

16 Jan

I’ve been asked to do a follow up on my “Deactivating Your Pinterest Account” post with a How-to Shut Down your Facebook Account Post. Shutting down your account completely is impossible; if you’ve opened an account it’s there to stay. Facebook itself warns that after shutting down your account, “your friends can still invite you to events, tag you in photos, or ask you to join groups”

You can still”De-activate” your account if you want. This means that while your account name is still out there, your account no longer shows up.  It won’t show up in search engines, and no one can access your profile anymore–it’s like you were never there.  Of course the files are still on Facebook’s mainframe, but at least usually no one you know can get ahold of it (unless you know a hacker or the government, then it’s all up to a miracle).  

Voila!: How to Deactivate Facebook

(With Helpful Pics)-Click images for enlargement

This may work for you and take you to the “Account Settings” page automatically: Account Settings. If so, skip steps 1-3.

1. Sign in to Facebook.

2. Look in the Top Right Corner of your screen to the blue bar at the top. Do you see the gear symbol? Click It.

Facebook 1


3. Now You’ll have a list of options; click “Account Settings.” 



4. Look at the top of the menu on your Left-hand. You are currently on General, but you need to choose “Security.”




5. At the very bottom of the list of Security Settings is a new link “Deactivate Your Account.” Click It.




It’s going to ask you for your reasons for leaving, and it will offer a few warnings. The most significant of which being that if you de-activate your account, you will not automatically be re-added as an admin to groups or pages if you re-join later. If you accept all the risks, just hit “Confirm.”  You are officially no longer on Facebook!


Please note that if you de-activate your account but want to re-join later, all you have to do is re-sign in with your old username and password.  It’ll ask you a few questions, but your account will come back. This is why a lot of people disappear around finals-time but show up again later. 🙂


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.




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?  



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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