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By Alicia Katz Pollock | Saturday, October 25, 2014

Boost Your Facebook Privacy: Clear Out Your Unused Apps

Boost your Facebook privacy by clearing out your apps

With all the hullabaloo about Facebook and its privacy practices, I was both relieved and startled the other day when Facebook asked me to verify the apps connected to my account. The list was long, and held several surprises.

It’s a good idea to cull through your own list, since Facebook tells us that it shares “your basic info” with games, applications, and websites that you connect with on the social media platform.

Here are some pros and cons to consider when you decide which apps, site connections, and plugins you should keep.

By Guy Kawasaki | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Guy Kawasaki's 10 Tips for a Perfect Social Media Post

Rock social media like Guy Kawasaki

Want to rock social media like Guy Kawasaki?

Follow his checklist of 10 practices to ensure your posts are as effective as possible.

By Deke McClelland | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Ultimate Facebook Cover Photo Guide—and Template!

Facebook cover photo

Over the past few weeks on Deke’s Techniques, I’ve been focusing on how to create an impeccable, integrated, and (dare I say) slightly ingenious Facebook cover photo — in which the cover image at the top of your Facebook page is in perfect alignment with your profile picture.

I’ve measured every angle, considered every interface element, and ultimately crafted a Photoshop template you can use for your own page. Here’s how:

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Creating the Perfect Facebook Cover Photo — with Deke

make your Facebook cover photo match your profile pic

You may have carefully chosen your profile picture, but is your Facebook cover photo an afterthought? Take your cover to the next level with these tips from Deke McClelland.

Deke has carefully mapped out the exact dimensions of the layout for Facebook personal pages, which he reviewed in detail in last week’s technique.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Facebook Cover Photo Size — Made Easy

facebook cover photo size specifications

Want to create a custom Facebook cover—and match it to your profile picture?

Facebook has updated the layout of user profiles and made quite a few more changes under the hood since Deke last covered this topic in Deke’s Techniques.

So in this video, Deke covers the latest and greatest Facebook cover photo size and dimensions, providing measurements for every tiny detail, from the space taken up by your name to the gradient that appears over the lower third of the cover photo.

By Brad Batesole | Thursday, January 01, 2015

How to Clean Up Your Social Media Profile — and Quickly

how to clean up your social media profile

If the details of your New Year’s Eve party are still a little foggy, you might want to double check your social media feed. An oversharing friend may have posted one too many photos.

In fact, with the New Year underway, it’s the perfect time to make sure nothing inappropriate or polarizing landed on your social media profile last year. A stray privacy setting, a rushed status update, or even an accidental mobile upload can create more trouble than it’s worth when it comes to your career.

Employers—the ones you work for now and the ones you may want to work for someday—spend more time than they want to admit snooping around profiles. So start this year off by taking a trip down memory lane.

Fire up your social media account, grab a cup of coffee, and work through this top-priority checklist I’ve put together that shows how to clean up your social media profile on various platforms. I’ll even share some common pitfalls and helpful tips to speed up the process.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 23, 2014

Download Your Facebook Timeline

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Did you know that you can download your entire Facebook timeline onto your computer?

First, let’s back up. Why would you want to do a Facebook timeline download? Perhaps you’re a lawyer who needs access to someone else’s timeline to make or break a case. Maybe you want to go through it offline, taking your time. Or maybe you simply want a backup copy of it.

By Justin Seeley | Thursday, November 14, 2013

Facebook updates its Messenger app: what you need to know

What's new in Facebook Messenger 3.0.

Learn more about Facebook Messenger 3.0

Facebook has just released an update to its standalone messaging app, and the changes are significant. The app has been completely redesigned for both iOS and Android platforms and boasts many aesthetic and functionality changes as well.

Aside from the new look, the biggest change is the ability to message people who aren’t among your Facebook friends. This is contingent on whether you allow the app to access your phone number and/or contacts list; if you allow it, others will be able to message you directly, regardless of whether they are on your list of friends, and you’ll be able to do the same.

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