October 19, 2011

FAQ: Can I unfollow a post on Facebook to stop notifications?

Yes, you can. You can unfollow statuses, photos, videos, links, and I think pretty much anything else. The trick is that you won't see the Unfollow Post from the wall (pretty soon called timeline). You have to access just that piece of information to see it, and with that I mean if it's something like a photo or video you'll need to click on it to display it.

If it's a link or status you'll need to click on the notification.

You'll then see the Unfollow Post link like in this example:

What I've noticed though is that you either have to be the person who posted the information or you've left a comment on someone else's post in order to see the Unfollow Post. Oh and don't worry, if you ever want to reverse the action you can always go back to the post and click Follow Post.

Now since in Facebook several things work together, if you still see notifications for things you've unfollowed, check your notification settings.

Hope this little tip helps in cutting down the notifications on those pesky post. Let me know what else you would like to know in the comment section.


September 19, 2011

How To: Are you getting bombarded with notifications on Facebook updates? Check out why!

You probably are and that's because Facebook just launched a couple of days ago a new subscription feature available for personal profiles that let's you subscribe to your friends updates. When you subscribe to updates you are actually deciding what information is shown on your newsfeed for each friend. Unfortunately when they turned this feature on you ended up subscribed to a slew of friend's which is now causing a slew of notifications.
So now it's up to you to decide what information you want to view on your newsfeed, and subscribe or unsubscribe. Just keep in mind, if you unsubscribe to a friend you won't see any updates on your newsfeed.
Here's how you can update your subscriptions:
1. Click Subscriptions.

2. Click Friend Subscriptions.

3. Click Subscribed.

4. Checkmark how many updates you want to view. 

  • All updates: Like word says ALL your friend posts
  • Most updates:  Equivalent to what you see today
  • Important updates only: Stuff like new job, or move

5. Checkmark or uncheck the kind of updates you want to view (status, life events, photos and videos, comments and likes, or other activities).

If you don't want to see any updates for certain friends then select Unsubscribe.

Hope this helps you! Let us know what else you would like to know about Facebook in the comment section.

August 10, 2011

In your eyes, what makes someone a great blogger?

To me, to be a great blogger means you love to write and share, you have knowledge of something, you probably have a pretty good sense of humor and wit, and of course good writing skills, but most importantly to me, you have a passion.

It's just not about writing about a random thought, it's not about writing just about something you see. To me it takes a passion and love to something that is so great that you must share it with others. It's like a burning sensation that needs to flow out of your body, and the only way out is through your thoughts and words.

It may be a passion for teaching, maybe a passion for sharing, for politics, for beauty, for animals, but it definitely needs to exist with in you, in your heart and soul.

What do you think makes someone a great blogger? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

June 29, 2011

More than you want to know about Google+ or is it?

If you're reading this post is because you've heard a little bit about Google+ and of course you want to know more. After all it's a Google product, right?

Well I've compiled a series of videos that will give you quick look at the different features offered in Google+ such as Circles, Hangouts, Sparks, and Instant upload.

The New Google Social Network-- Google+ Project -- Why It will be a Success??

The Google+ project: Explore Settings

The Google+ project: Explore Hangouts

The Google+ project: Circles

The Google+ project: Explore Sparks

The Google+ project: Explore Mobile

I personally can't wait to beta test it, hopefully I get my invite soon. I'm especially looking forward to Hangouts, what about you?

Do you see yourself using Google+ in the future, or will Facebook continue to dominate your social network world?

May 02, 2011

FAQ: How to appear offline for specific Friend Lists on Facebook Chat

By now almost everyone knows how to show themselves offline to all their friends, but do you know how to do that for a specific friend list? Yup! You can do that.

Before I show you how, let's first set it up so you can hide and unhide yourself at any given moment. These few clicks will lessen the steps for you later.

Let's add the Friend Lists in your Chat window:

1. Click Chat.
2. Click Friend Lists.

3. Click the list you want to make available in the chat window. Do this for all your Friend Lists.

Now to make yourself available or unavailable you just click the moon icon corresponding to the Friend List you want to make yourself available or unavailable too. The moon icon will change to green when you're online for that list.

So you see, it's just a few clicks and viola! You're hidden from stalker! JK :)

From here on, all you need to do is click the moon icon corresponding to the Friend List you want to talk too or hide yourself from. Not bad, huh?

What other tips would you like to know about Facebook Chat? Let us know in the comment section.


February 16, 2011

FAQ: How to find the Facebook pages my friends and I have liked

With all the Facebook changes going on have you noticed that the pages you've liked are no longer listed as they were in the Info section? Well look no further.... I have the solution to not only find the pages you've liked but also the pages you have in common with your friends.

To find the pages you've liked, search for Pages and select Facebook Pages from the results.

You'll be taken to the Facebook Pages Home Page. All you have to do is click My Pages on the top right corner of the page to access the pages you've liked.

The list of the pages you've liked will be displayed, just scroll to view more.

From the Facebook Pages Home Page you'll see on the right side the pages you have in common with your friends.

Just click on the xx mutual likes link to the right of their name to view the pages you have in common.

Pretty cool, right? Hope this tip helps you because I know several of my friends have been asking for this so I figured other Facebook members would probably want to know.

It's funny how I'm writing about changes and as I finished writing this post I had to redo two screen captures because of more changes, oh well they certainly keep us on our toes.

What other tips would you like to know? Tell us in the comment section.

In the meantime don't forget to check out the rest of my Facebook tips.

February 11, 2011

Social Media Humor: Daddy how was I born?

A little boy goes to his father and asks "Daddy, how was I born?"
The father Answers, "well son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway".
Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Afterwards I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We Sneaked into a secluded room, and Googled each other.

There your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up window appeared that said:

You Got Male!

January 29, 2011

App Review: Avoid crashing into obstacles while you type with this iPhone app - Type and Walk

If you're reading this article it's because you're a text addict and need some help. Don't we all? Well in order to avoid falling into a water fountain like our friend in this video I suggest you read on.

Although we shouldn't really be typing and not looking where we're going there is a very cool workaround that will help you avoid getting injured if you're an iPhone user.

The Type and Walk - Presselite app displays what's in front of you as you're walking helping you avoid crashing into poles or falling into fountains :O)

Let's take a look.

As soon as you open the app, you'll see at the top of the display a mirror image of the obstacles in front of you and all you have to do is tap that big area and start typing.

After you're done tap the arrow on the top right corner.

Then tap Send.

From here you have the option to either delete the text, or send it to Facebook, to an e-mail address, copy it, or copy and text it. You also have the option to change the colors or tab Rotate at the top left to view in landscape mode.

The sending options are very simple and work the same way as any e-mail, Facebook, copy or texting functionality on the iPhone but I'll show you how it works for texting. That's probably why you're reading this post anyways, right?

If you tap the Copy & Texting option the Messages app is opened automatically.

All you need to do from here is paste the text, add the recipient, and tab Send.

This can't get more simple than that and less hurtful too. Right now the app is $0.99 and I think it's well worth it. Just think of the serious injuries and hospital bills you can avoid by spending less than 1 dollar.

Type and Walk - Presselite

Hope this review helps you stay bruise free if not, there is nothing else I can do, sorry :O(

Have you used this app? Tell us your experience or what injuries you have avoided in the comment section.

January 11, 2011

FAQ: How can I view the links I've posted on Facebook?

As the new Facebook profile page design is rolling out to everyone so are lots of questions on where to find things on the profile. One of them is how can I view the links that I've posted on Facebook in the past?

This information used to be accessible from the Home page but now it's no longer visible to the human eye on your profile, and is it gone forever? The answer is no. Facebook may not make it visible on your profile but you can still view the past links you've shared with your friends.

To view your links:

1. Type the word links in the Search field on the top of your profile.

2. Click the Links app.

The page by default displays your friends' links.

3. Click My Links on the left side bar to view your links.

Although I'm not too happy with this workaround at least we can still view the information.

Did this help you? Tell us in the comment section below. Also if you need to know how to find anything else in the new profile let us know. It may just be our next blog post.

Update April 2013

With the new timeline the steps I provide in my post don't work anymore. I don't want to delete the post because I want to keep track of this functionality and later be able to provide you with another workaround to find your links.

In the meantime, if you click on Activity log under your cover, then on Your Posts on the left menu you will be able to see the links. The disadvantage is that this will display all your posts not only the links you've shared. If I find another quicker way I will post it here.