Facebook News

by Christi on April 13, 2011

Here is a roundup of the lastest Facebook News.

Facebook News

Using Email Contact to Build Your Facebook Page

We all know about Facebook’s recent major Page updates. They added lots of features, but one that got taken away was the ability to suggest your Page to friends. Of course, you can always go to your friends individual profiles and suggest they become a fan, but the easy “suggest to friends” feature will be greatly missed. After a lot of grumbling by Page owners over losing this feature, Facebook has added a tool to help out Page owners with less than 5,000 fans. The new tool allows Page owners to invite their customers and web contacts to connect with their Facebook Pages.

With the new tool you can import your email contacts into Facebook where you can then suggest that they “like”  your Page. This feature has two parts, so it can accommodate contacts from programs such as Outlook, Constant Contact, a .cvs file, etc. or you can choose to import contacts from your web based email program such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo. To access the email importer, visit the “Tell your Fans” section on the Marketing tab of your Page editor. You can find more information about the  contact import here.

Who Has Visited Your Profile?

Have your friends been posting stats on how many people have visited their profile? Are there really applications that can do that? I have been seeing a lot of these lately. Here is the scoop from Facebook.

Q.  Can I see who’s viewed my profile? There’s a group or application claiming I can find out who has been viewing my profile.

A.  Facebook does not provide applications or groups with the technical means to allow people to track profile views or see statistics on how often a particular piece of content has been viewed and by whom. If an application claims to provide this functionality, please report the application by going to the application’s About page and clicking “Report Application” at the bottom of the page, or by clicking “Report” at the bottom of any canvas page within the application.

Applications you use may ask for permission to access content from your News Feed and Wall. Granting this permission does not allow applications to see who has viewed your profile. It simply allows applications to see which friends have interacted with posts, such as which friends liked or engaged with a particular wall post.

New Facebook Application for iPhone

What’s New in the Latest Version?

- Added Map View for Places
- Added the ability to Check in to Events that you’re attending
- Added the ability to unfriend from the phone

The smart phone applications for Facebook still lack the full functionality of the desktop version, but any new functionality is appreciated!

That is your midweek Facebook News update. Go out and make some new connections for your business today.

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