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Stop being a jerk on Facebook!

How to be popular on Facebook!

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Do you want to be more popular on Facebook?

The answer as to how is not really a surprise. Stick to posting pictures of cute puppies in awkward situations and kittens in flamenco dresses…!

Here’s ‘scientific’ proof that people generally (at least on Facebook) couldn’t give a toss about anything of much importance going on in the world. Yesterday I put these two post on my wall about half an hour apart.

Here’s the stats!

Cute puppy photo, 16 likes, 5 shares, several comments

Mass murder of civilians including children through the use of chemical weapons in Syria, 1 like, and a huge amount of comments (essentially a two way debate between myself  and one other person).

There you have it!

To engage with your Facebook audience more you need to be posting more crap than you do already!

Don’t despair if you don’t have access to cute puppies or kittens. Here’s a tip for you none animal types!

Try posting screen grabs from your smart phone (or pictures) of the weather where you are. Facebook users love that!

(NB: This strategy is most effective when used with particular sunny and warm weather in Spain, alternatively if you’re in the UK go for rain and snow or any other form of shitty weather).

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Dear Facebook – Can I have?

Fake profiles on Facebook…

Surely it can’t just be me who’s noticed, but there seems to be a spate of Facebook profiles for businesses appearing.

According to the Facebook rules a profile is meant to be a ‘real person’. Not a real estate company, not a band, not a business, not a charity or some other kind of organization.

It really winds me up when a real estate agent or a website sends me a friends request.

I can’t be alone in despising this sort of amateurish spam! Self promotion should be kept to groups and pages.

Stop the white noise – report them!

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Perhaps its just me… But I get really hacked off when people use my name in a fake testimonial!

This is exactly what Facebook are doing with their ‘friend finder’ feature!

No doubt you’ve seen it as you’ve been playing around on Facebook – it’s been popping up regularly toward the top right of the screen for quite some time now. It just sits their saying “X and Y have found friends using…”

I’d never really given it much thought until last week when I logged onto my sons account (accidentally on a shared PC), only to see my name there telling him I’d used ‘friend finder’ to successfully locate long lost friends on Facebook… Continue reading

Think about what you put on Facebook…

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