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Posts Tagged ‘Facebook timeline’

How The Wall Street Journal Is Using Facebook to Cover Facebook

In March, around the time Facebook launched its Timeline format, Poynter published a piece declaring “Facebook Timeline not yet a friend to news organizations.” The post’s author, Jeff Sonderman, wrote “the flashy visual template adds too little style while removing too much substance.”

The social media team at The Wall Street Journal might beg to disagree. In an innovative piece of social journalism, WSJ reporters and editors are using Facebook’s Timeline tool to cover Facebook’s initial public offering.

The news org has created a new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GoesPublic, using Timeline to not only chronicle its IPO roadshow but to also tell the history of Facebook.

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Two Privacy Settings To Change To Get More Facebook Subscribers

The other day, I was wondering why the number of Facebook subscribers I had was not growing at all organically. After some sleuthing, and the help of a friend, I was able to change two privacy settings around. Since then, my Facebook subscribers have begun to grow organically (albeit slowly).

The first thing to do is, of course, enable subscribers. Facebook’s directions for doing that can be found here.

The first privacy setting to change is called “Who can look up your timeline by name or contact info?” That can be found in your main privacy settings page under the “How You Connect” tab. Read more