So what are the little gear, earth and people symbols next to Facebook Posts?
If you are using the Facebook Mobile app or your Smartphone’s browser, you should know what a few of these symbols mean.
Also this post is to help you control what you share on Facebook in case you want to make sure that posts you want protected aren’t able to be viewed publicly.
So when you are about to make a Facebook post on your phone, you will see this. I have labeled each symbol.
The most import little icon is who you are sharing with. (Labeled in Red)
When you click the icon, it will give you a drop-down list of who you are sharing with.
*IMPORTANT – The last share icon you click will be the default until you change it.
Below is the drop down menu -
This is pretty obvious. If you pick the “World Symbol” everyone will be able to see your Facebook posts. I’m mean everyone with a Facebook account will be able to see it. Share only things you want to world to see using this setting.
Next is the friends Icon – This will only display to all of your friends except those you have on a restricted list. This is the most popular setting.
Friend Lists – As you can see in the picture above that I have a list called “close friends.” Some people make lists for family and co-workers. You can learn to create your own Facebook list here – Facebook Lists
When creating a list, you can pick only the people you want to see what you post. This is good if you don’t want certain people to see what you are posting.
Here are some of the icons that you may see next to some of your friends’ posts.
What do you do if you posted something on Facebook and made the mistake of sharing it with the world?
*So far the smartphone app or mobile won’t let you change the setting. You have two options for solving this problem.
View the full Facebook Site in your mobile browser, go to your profile, click on the little icon next to your post and choose what list you want to see the post.
You can login to Facebook with your personal computer, go to your profile and click the icon next to the time of the post. The icon will create a drop-down and you can change who can see this.
Well I hope this explains how and what the symbols mean in the mobile app or browser.
Be careful what you post and happy Facebook posting.
Comment below if this post has helped you or if you have something to add to the topic.
I had a friend of mine ask me why they don’t see their favorite fan page or like page pictures in their news feed.
Facebook came out with some changes that my limit how many fan page feed that you see.
So if you don’t see any of your favorite George Takei funny pictures in your news feed here is what you do.
Go to the page that you “Liked” then click on the like button again.
You should get a drop down menu. Make sure you click show in “News Feed” or click “Notifications” if you want to get an alert when you favorite page posts.
For Mobile: Same thing
Here’s an example of what this looks like.
What to help out the Florida Federation of Gardening Clubs, and get a deal on a buffet at Sweet Tomatoes in Florida???
In honor of National Gardening Exercise Day on June 6th, Enjoy a $5 buffet at all Florida Sweet Tomatoes on June 6th from 11am-3pm. Also, $1 from every lunch meal purchased that day will go to the Florida Federation of Gardening Clubs.
Oh wait, I forgot…. Check out this video commemorating National Gardening Exercise Day on June 6th
So you have the new Facebook Timeline and don’t know how to rotate that picture that came out sideways. Here is how to rotate a photo in the new Facebook Timeline.
Go to the photo you want to rotate. (You see the photo is big and has comments on the side.)
Next hit the refresh button on your browser. Or F5 (The picture should not be in a frame after you refresh.)
Below the picture to the right you will see two little rotate icons. You can use these to rotate the picture in Facebook.
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2011 Social Media Growth
This infographic, courtesy of the Search Engine Journal, depicts the growth of social media. It’s 2011 and social media is still picking up steam.
Growth in social media is increasing in all age groups. Even granny gets her Facebook on.
Personally, I have seen businesses run with the 1999 mentality. It’s pretty sickening to think that a business isn’t using social media, blogs or mobile to push their business to the next level. (This is actually suppose to be a funny post.)
Today while driving down the road, I happened to hear the song “Party like
it’s 1999″ on the radio. I thought instantly how some businesses still have a 1999 business model or 1999 mentality.
So if you want to run your business like it’s 1999, here are a few ways you can keep the 1999 vibe going in your company.
- Don’t use Facebook or Twitter to promote your business.
- Don’t use blogs to help your business’ SEO endeavors or talk about your business.
- Don’t interact with customers.
- Pay 1999 wages.
- What’s an SEO anyway?
- It’s okay to do shady business, nobody will know about it anyway.
- It’s perfectly okay to treat your employees bad because if it’s 1999 there are no social networks, rippoff report or Google Maps.
- You don’t need a website.
- Put an under construction notice on your future website and leave it there for years.
- Don’t use WordPress.
- Don’t use RSS feeds.
- Stick with AOL.
- Make a website using geocities.
- Stay with dial-up. (I can hear the brrrrr eeeeee errrrrrr as I login to my AOL account…”You’ve got Mail!!”)
What can you add to this list? Leave some creative comments below. I would love to hear your 1999 internet stories.
Why should cities use social media?
Why Should Local Government Use Twitter?
I know what you are thinking. Twitter is a big hype and it’s boring. Actually most people who think it’s a waste of time and money really need to get with the times.
How to use social media in government.
See, Twitter is real-time. By real-time I mean that I could post a road closure on my Twitter account and it could get to over 1500 people in a matter of seconds. Those people that have the text message feature turned on when I send a Tweet would get that road closure on their phone. (Are you getting the idea yet?)
How long and how costly would it take to send out a newsletter about a road closure or a festival going on in your city?
Every state and municipality should have an official Twitter profile. It saves time and money.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I know how to make a Twitter page post emergency information automatically without using a human to post it in case of an evacuation.
If you or your city would be interested in knowing more about Twitter comment below.
From the Cleveland Social Media Expert.
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