07/13/2010 // Orlando, FL, USA // Social Media Gal // Lyn Giguere
Orlando, FL – July 19, 2010 – (WiredPRNews.com) Although there are 400+ million active Facebook users, not everyone is taking full advantage of what the site has to offer. Have you ever wished Facebook would bring back the “dislike” button or that you could hide updates from select users? To move past the ordinary user experience here are some tricks to spice up your Facebook status updates.
Bring Back the Dislike Option to Your Status Update
Thanks to the work of Status Magic, users can add a Facebook app that will allow a dislike button to be added to specified status updates. The Status Magic app even goes a step further than bringing back the dislike button and gives users the ability to customize a second emotion, such as “disagree” or “OMG.”
Adding Fun Text and Symbols to Your Facebook Status
Simile faces :-) and hearts have become standard emotion symbols for Facebook users. Facebook-symbols.com opens a whole new world to those in search of quirky ways to jazz up their text. This website is a collection of computer and Facebook text symbols. With a little work users can even learn to flip text upside down.
Word clouds can also be a fun and colorful way to view status updates. The Status Analyzer 3D app will look at what it is you’ve been posting, generate a keyword list and then create a colorful animated cloud collage of words. Once your cloud is made you can share the results by posting it to your friends’ walls or by adding it to your profile.
Hide Status Updates from Certain People
Facebook is constantly changing how privacy settings work. Currently by using the general settings a user can select whether everyone, just friends or friends of friends can see their status updates. To narrow the field even further and single out certain people to block from viewing select updates click the padlock icon below where you type your status and a drop down menu will appear. By selecting “customize” Facebook will provide more options including “hide from”. This feature can be useful when trying to keep your personal life from co-workers or secrets from friends.
Pre-Schedule Status Updates
If you are using Facebook for business many times it would be helpful to pre-schedule updates. Services like SocialOomph, Sendible, HootSuite and Later Bro allow you to put updates into a queue to be sent out at predetermined times.
These are just some ways to bring the fun and functionality to Facebook status updates. Give them a try and watch your friends envy your new found knowledge!
These Facebook tips and tricks are brought to you by Business Exposure Specialist, Lyn Giguere. Lyn helps companies gain a greater online presence through internet marketing, blogs and the use of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Lyn also provides ghost writing and press release writing services.