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50 Great Facebook Tips and Tricks

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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: http://www.facebook.com/garinkilpatrick/

You can customize the URLs of your own facebook profile and pages by surfing to: http://www.facebook.com/username/

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

If you go to facebook.com/notifications 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

Sendible.com 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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The Facebook App for the iPhone

By: Garin Kilpatrick

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The Facebook App is listed in the Apple App directory as one of the most popular apps of all time. 

The first time I used this app I found that it was very easy to navigate and well designed.

All of the different parts of facebook are accessible via large icons.

The only problem with this app is that sometimes it is very slow.  If you are searching for a friend it might take a while if you have over a thousand friends.

I have the latest version of the iPhone, the 3Gs, and although the S in 3GS is supposed to stand for speed I found this app to be very slow compared to accessing facebook on a computer.

A better way to access facebook on the iPhone is by using the Safari Web Browser built into the iPhone. Simply surf to: http://iphone.facebook.com/ and enjoy facebook on your iPhone.

The web version of Facebook is optimized for the iPhone and works great.  The Auto-complete feature even works as I type a friends name in the search box.

I keep the facebook app installed if I ever want to do a quick status update.

The facebook application is currently shooting up the ranks as one of the most popular applications to date and there are already more than 15,253,000+ iPhone users who have installed the app.

Although the Facebook app for iPhone is slow a nice feature of it is how it is completely ad free.

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