It’s lovely getting all those birthday posts and birthday messages when Facebook tells your friends that it’s your birthday, but trying to keep up with them all, let alone manage and respond to them all, can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s how to make all of those Facebook birthday greetings manageable, including being able to respond to them all!
A lot of people and businesses use Wordpress and, more to the point, a lot of them also use the forums program (plugin) BBPress. So you would think that it would be easy to figure out how to display a list of the newest 3 or 5 or whatever number you like posts at the top of the BBPress forums listings, above the full forum listing. Or that there would be a Wordpress plugin that will put the newest BBPRess posts at the top. But there isn’t. So we’re going to tell you how to do it.
More people are seeing Facebook showing them ‘posts you haven’t seen’ on their friends’ timelines, instead of all of the posts – and they don’t like it one little bit. Once your account has been marked as having ‘seen’ something your friend posts (even if on your Facebook home page), if you go to their profile to find that post again, it has vanished, as Facebook shows you their ‘posts you haven’t seen’. Fortunately getting those missing posts back and seeing all of your friends’ posts again is easy – here’s how.
Facebook has announced that effective in January, they are going to suppress posts that seem too promotional on Facebook pages – unless, of course, it is a paid sponsored post. Warns Facebook “Pages that post promotional creative should expect their organic distribution to fall significantly over time.”
If you have a Wordpress site, you may want to provide links to all articles written by a certain author. Generally, this is easy to do – but what if you started your site out as “admin”, and have lots of articles written while you are logged in as the administrator? How to link to all of admin’s articles? The posts will show as being written by whatever you have set as your “Display name publicly as” name, but there is no obvious way to link to all of those posts written by admin. Unless you know this simple secret.
If you think that because your Facebook or Twitter profile is set to “private” that it means that you can control who will see what you post, think again. In fact, even if you delete what you have posted – in your private account – you can still be forced to let others see it, even after you’ve deleted it. That’s the Court ruling in a recent case involving plaintiff Kathleen Romano, who may have deleted postings, made to her private Facebook and MySpace accounts, which would be beneficial to the defendant, the Steelcase chair company.