Facebook launched a new service today (Wednesday in the United States), similar to what Twitter did, with verified pages. So rest assured, when you LIKE an official page that’s verified, it is who it says it is. If you are liking Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or even Barack Obama, it really is them!
If a page is verified, it will display a little blue tick next to the page name, it also displays in the Facebook search engine AND where ever they post on Facebook.
Don’t get too excited, it is only provided to a select few, like celebrities, high-profile figures, bands etc.
Have you ever taken your mobile phone to a party, had a few drinks and then scrolled through your Facebook wall the next day? Been irate and posted something which you shouldn’t have? Or just plain old swearing a lot in your status updates? Im sure we have all been there!
SimpleWash(formally known as FaceWash) is a great service to scan through your Facebook wall looking for all that dirty talk and highlights what could be considered offensive to others, as you know, Facebook is the first place people look to find out more about you.
To use SimpleWash head over to http://simplewa.sh/ and log in with your Facebook account, accept and install the Facebook app. Once installed, click the “Start” button (top left) It will then start scanning and within a minute it will highlight what needs attention. Once it has found the offending content, you can simply click on the page link, go straight to the offending content and either Delete the post/photo or change the “share with” drop-down to either Public, Friends or Hide it from everyone and use Only Me. It will highlight posts which contain offensive words, also the words like BEER and even XX if you have signed off with a kiss.
I hear a whisper though, SimpleWash is also coming to Twitter, so stay tuned for that.
Give it a try, it certainly does come in handy….and keep up to date with their announcements by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
Social Media News IOS app now available for download
Social Media News has been bringing us local Australian content since May 2010 and today, David Cowling and his team from Social Media News Australia announced their brand new shiny IOS app – ready to download via iTunes. Not only are you getting awesome Australian Social Media Content, you get to keep up to date with all their latest news, you can share all stories via Facebook, Twitter or email them to a friend / colleague, get push notifications so your aware of all new content as it happens and it is compatible on all IOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (IOS 5 or later).
Soon, the Social Media News app will be getting the iPhone 5 update – more to come on that!
Now just to make this even sweeter, the new app from Social Media News is also free, so there is no excuse not to download it and keep up to date with all things happening in the social media world!
Get it today by clicking on the link below, visit their website and why not join their social media groups
Australian Capital Tourism are looking to send 500 lucky people to our capital city, Canberra, to share their story on all the great things to do and see in the A.C.T..
As Canberra is nearing to its Centenary, what better time to invite YOU (if you are lucky enough) to check out all the family events, food festivals and restaurants, art galleries, museums and much much more that Canberra has to offer…
Want to know more? Check out the Human Brochure’s video below…
AND… if you are interested in being one of the 500 people going to Canberra, check out their Facebook page and sign up on the 500 Human’s website – https://500humans.com.au/
So it has been some time since an update has occurred for the Facebook app on iPhone & iPad and as I wake, I find a message from Mark Zuckerberg announcing that it’s here. Stating that the app has been rewritten from the ground up and tackles some long time annoyances like speed saying “its a big step forward”.
Things like scrolling through your news feed is a lot quicker, new banners lets you tap to see more stories – there is no more need to refresh the page anymore, photos open faster, photo’s also close with a downward swipe and you get instant access to your notifications.
If you haven’t updated it… Jump over to the app store on your iPhone or iPad and hit that update button now!
Have you ever wondered who is following your Facebook page but not liking your posts? Follow these direction on how to do it. It’s quiet easy!
Go to your Facebook page (it’s normally something like www.facebook.com/WhichSocialMedia) (HINT: It will have ADMIN PAGE at the top if you are Administrating it)
and click on the SEE ALL link which is next to NEW LIKES
You will notice the PEOPLE WHO LIKE THIS drop down menu, click on on it and
and there you go, it will show you the people who are subscribed to you but havent Liked you page.
I know myself I use Facebook a lot more over Google+ for one reason only, i forget that Google+ is there! I suppose I just need to train and remind myself it is there and to share the love. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t see anything wrong with Google+, I just forget – just call me Dory (from Finding Nemo).
What is your take on Google+, do you use it more or less than Facebook, if at all?
Instagram is a fun and beautiful way to share your photos with friends and new friends. Photo’s taken can be your raw and untouched image or you can use one of the many filters to add vibrant effects to your creations. Filters included in the app are:
Tilt-shift can be added to create an additional effect, as well as adding different frames to the image and brightness.When uploading the image to Instagram, you can hash tag (# hastag) your images so they will turn up on other users searches, add a location to the image and also share via various social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Email, Tumblr, Fousquare, and Flickr