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50 Great Facebook Tips and Tricks



By: Garin Kilpatrick

This post is a collection of some of the best apps, tips, and tricks I have discovered from countless hours of research into facebook and the facebook ecosystem.

The tips and tricks in this post come from the firefox plugin directory, the userscripts database, and facebook itself.

If you know of any additional facebook tips and tricks worth sharing let us know in the comments below!

1. Create a Custom Username for your facebook Profile or Page

For example, the custom url of my personal profile is:

You can customize the URLs of your own facebook profile and pages by surfing to:

2. Export your facebook Status Updates via RSS or Text Messages

If you go to you will be able to choose how you would like to syndicate your status updates, as RSS or Text Messages.

3. Import your Tweets as status updates

With the Twitter app for Facebook. This app will import all tweets as status updates, which may alienate your fb friends with useless @replies if they do not have twitter.

4. Schedule your Status Updates on facebook and Twitter is a site that allows you to import your contacts from a variety of address books, and schedule status updates to multiple networks.

Status updates supported by Sendible include: your Facebook Wall, Facebook Page, and other Social Media sites like Twitter and Linkedin.

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Large Facebook Status Art

The following facebook status art designs are created using ASCII symbols.

Keep in mind that not all of these status updates will work right now, as Facebook has capped the current status update length to 420 characters.  Facebook often makes changes though, so in the future some of the larger designs on this page will work again.

Feel free to copy these designs into your Facebook status:



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Obsessed with Facebook Infographic

Garin Kilpatrick

Although this infographic is fairly new, it’s stats are off.

It claims that there are 500 million Facebook users (or one in every 13 humans) when actually that number is closer to 585 million, and there are some reports that suggest Facebook has already surpassed the 600 million mark.

One stat that really struck me is that 57% of people talk to people more online than they do in person!

Let us know what you think the most staggering stat from this infographic is in the comments below!


Fun Status Update Apps from Social Graph Studios

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Social Graph Studios started with the application Status Shuffle, which now boasts 204,633 statuses for you to shuffle through!

Status Shuffle is just one of five applications that Social Graph Studios now have, and you can find descriptions of all five of these apps in the article below.

Status Shuffle ®

According to Social Graph Studios: “Status Shuffle is the largest collection of funny Facebook status messages on the Internet!”

Find a status you like, use it, and watch out for your friends’ comments! You can even share your own status suggestions and see how popular they get.

Here is a status shuffle screenshot.


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Flip the Text in Your Status Update

Want to mix your status update up?

Try using

This service works on Facebook, Twitter, and on several other social networks across the net.


˙sıɥʇ ǝʞıן ǝʇıɹʍ uɐɔ noʎ ʇxǝʇ dıןɟ ɥʇıʍ | With flip text you can write like this.