The Scoble Method is going to save you time.

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I'm going to make this post short and sweet.  (and that's going to save you time too!) Let's assume you don't use a Feed Reader.  That's ok. It's first thing in the morning and you head over to Facebook.  You have 1,000 friends who have all posted pictures of their oatmeal or yet some boring cat video.  Or worse yet they've reposted the same … [Read more...]

Why I hid my Birthday on Facebook

Hiding my Birthday

Last Saturday was my birthday.  I'm now 54 years old.  I've never been ashamed of my age, never shied away from a party or celebration, and always appreciated a bit of the spotlight - yet a few months ago I decided to hide my birthday from the people of Facebook. Here's why. 1.  Facebook does a great job alerting all your friends when it's … [Read more...]

Testing the new Facebook App for Android

Android Facebook Invite

So I got a new phone yesterday.  I was tossing around between the iphone 5, 5S or Samsung Galaxy S4.  I even asked what people what they thought over on Facebook.   Post by Mike Mueller. In the end, I thought it best to go with the Galaxy S4.  I'll have a post about the 'why' soon.  I logged into Facebook today and was greeted by … [Read more...]

Testing the new Facebook Embed Feature

Mike in a Kilt

Over the weekend I was walking around the Scottish Games in my Kilt. We took a picture, posted it to Facebook and the comments started rolling in. I've been wanting to try the new ability to embed a post from Facebook into a post and this one seemed to be the perfect for testing.  My post was public on my Facebook Profile. My big question is how … [Read more...]

Turn off the Facebook Notification ‘BeeBoop’

BEEP BEEP BEEP!

Facebook recently updated the website and made a few changes.  I'm not sure if it was intentional, but they turned on the notification 'Bee-Boop' for everyone.  Like a smoke detector with bad batteries in a white trash trailer, some people seem to not even notice it. For me, that BEE-BOOP was driving me crazy. It looks like it was bothering … [Read more...]

Timing

Facebook Search

They are absolutely right - Facebook search sucks! Wait! Change that. <insert screeching record needle sound> Facebook Search did suck until last Tuesday when they announced their new upcoming search engine. Sorry, I can't find an embeddable version of the Facebook Video, but go check out … [Read more...]

Facebook Group Message Spam

scam-can

I'm not a fan of Spam - yeah who is? I'm also very aware of phishing techniques and there's a new one out there that's catching people. One of your friends on Facebook will group message a bunch of people with a link that seemingly goes to Facebook. It doesn't. It's a redirect to a phishing site that will do bad things to your computer, your … [Read more...]

The power of a profile picture

My Current Facebook Profile Pic

I came across this story but it was a small incident last Friday that prompted me to write a post about it. Here's a feel good story about a high school Goalie who was having a rough time. I liked the story, loved the video.  It shows the immense power that images hold in our lives and the incredible good that can come from something so … [Read more...]

How to BLOCK Every Facebook App

peace and quiet

I like the peaceful tranquility of my social sphere in Facebook. Typically my friends are low maintenance and have little conflict in their lives.  I tend to filter out the drama queens. From time to time that peace is interrupted by noise and distraction. Earlier I showed you how to Block an App called "The Ville".  It was one of those new … [Read more...]

No Politics on my Facebook

Flag Hand

No, that's not a request, nor is it a demand. It's a statement Flashback to July 2012. For 21 consecutive days the Tour de France was broadcast on TV.  The broadcast started live at 5 am every morning with the race finishing somewhere around 10 am pacific time.  While I love watching the race, I had work to do.  I recorded the race on the DVR … [Read more...]