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Facebook changed your email address

In one of those over-reaching moves that’s made Facebook infamous, the social media network has made a change that’s affected everyone: they changed your email address. Ok, what they actually did is replace the email address you have listed in your Facebook account with the @Facebook.com email address that was assigned to you months ago.

Didn’t know you had a Facebook.com email address? Don’t worry, most people didn’t.

If, like me, you’d rather not add another email address to the long list of ways people can get in touch with you, or just want to have your regular email address listed, then follow the instructions in this lifehacker article. Very simple. 

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What Facebook Won’t Allow on Timeline for Brands

Latina Bloggers Connect has a nice, succint post on the “five important details Facebook will not allow above the fold of the new timeline for brands.” What they are: 

  • Price or purchase info
  • Contact information
  • Calls to action
  • Infringing on the intellectual property of others
  • Facebook references

The first three are the ones I’m most irritated about. The cover photo is great online real estate that could have had a useful marketing objective. With these regulations all it does is look pretty. 

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    Facebook Promoted Posts

    If you have any idea what Facebook Edgerank is… then this new feature may make sense. Through promoted posts you can extend the reach and life of your Facebook update.  As explained by Entrepreneur:

    You can pay a fee to promote a post so it will be shown in the news feeds of more of the people who like your Page than you would reach normally. Friends of Facebook members who have interacted with a promoted post will be more likely to see the information in their news feeds. Promoted posts cost $5 or more.

    Interesting.

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    Facebook Administrative Roles

    Facebook recently rolled out a bunch of new features we all need to try out and learn. One of the ones I’m most excited about is the addition of Administrative Roles. As explained by Entrepreneur:

    You can now assign administrative roles to the people who help manage your page. There are five different roles: manager, content creator, moderator, advertiser and insights analyst. To assign roles to your Facebook page’s admins, login to your Facebook account, visit the Page you manage, click Edit Page above the Admin Panel, and click Admin Roles in the left column.

    Long overdue.