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Send Troublesome Facebook Notifications to The Void

There are some apps in the new Facebook that will post your every move to your timeline. Bugging your friends to hell. There are some that rarely send messages, but do you really want your friends to see you’ve wasted 2 hours playing Gardens of Time? Some allow you to opt out of sending notifications, but many require you to allow the app the ability to post. Here’s how you can keep using those apps, but take a few steps to send all those Facebook notices to The Void. Continue Reading →

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Two Settings to Make Your Facebook Experience More Private

Facebook is in a pickle. (That’s an Internet term meaning “caught between users and advertisers.”) You joined Facebook because it was such an easy way to share your pro-Florida State feelings without your pro-Florida boss finding your secret. (Yes, that’s code for something else.)

However, Facebook needs your information to lure advertisers. The more you share – 35, Single, Impulsive Buyer — the better they can direct ads you may fall for, er, enjoy. Now, Facebook will tell you they don’t give that information to advertisers. That doesn’t mean they don’t aggrigate it to better deliver you those ads for dating services.

In response to this delimma, Facebook recently made a mess of the privacy settings. Excuse me, they “improved user control.”

In this short article, I’ll point you to two easily set fixes to improve your privacy. After, you’ll want to spend some time reading the official Facebook explanation of privacy settings.
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United Way of Central Florida

In what turned out to be a flat day*, I spoke to the United Way of Central Florida Agency Directors’ Retreat Wednesday afternoon.

The topic was Social Media as it relates to not-for-profits. I won’t detail the presentation here, but I promised to list some of the links I mentioned:

Information site:

FrogLoop.com – “A nonprofit online marketing blog”

Make sure you catch the posts: 10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications

and How Sticky is Facebook?

Also my own 20 Thoughts on Using Twitter and Other Social Media


Hootsuite.com – Twitter management tool for multiple users and multiple accounts
Bit.ly – URL shortener that tracks clicks, traffic sources, and other data
TweetDeck – A Twitter management tool that greatly improves your ability to track your organizations tweets and Twitter friends

If your not-for-profit has any questions about on Twitter and Facebook or needs help getting started, please write me at : nfp (at) chuckwelch.com

* – I had two flat tires within an hour after the presentation.
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