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Internet 2.0 - Social Networking Revisited

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by Framar, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Thanks! Once I get that specialized URL without all the extra characters, I'll start spreading the word locally too.
    :cool: Rick

    I'm sure I'll get more familiar with the workings of FB eventually. Right now I feel like I'm visiting a country where I don't speak the language.
     
  2. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    Rick if you go to your new FAN box you can click on "see all" or and individual, from there you can send a "Friend Request"

    I would be the Randy Parrish in Ann Arbor, I think I have personal url too, www.facebook.com/randy.parrish
     
  3. surferbill

    surferbill SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Rick, I just became a fan. Welcome to the brave new world of Facebooking.
     
  4. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Ok, I did the "see all" and it brings up a list of all you fine colks who have become fans. Next to each one there is a button called "Make Admin". Is that what I'm looking for? I thought I was the "Admin.".
    :icon11: Rick

    P.S. Clicking your link just takes me to the FB homepage.
     
  5. JbNormandog

    JbNormandog SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    NOOOOO don't hit that, if you do we can all do bad things to your page.

    If you want to friend someone, pull them up on your screen and look for the "friend" button towards the top.

    I'll send yoou a friend request and try to make friend suggestions for you.


    Bob

    Bob
     
  6. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    no you don't want to make any one of us your administrator. Are you logged in when it takes you there?

    I tried serching for you Rick but there are two of you and both you have no picture or place to id you.
     
  7. JbNormandog

    JbNormandog SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Rick, do you have a personal page? I don't see you listed as a fan of your own page.

    I don't think you can befriend someone from a fan page only personal.

    Bob
     
  8. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    OK, I was able to "friend" Randy through my personal page.
    Here it is:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=name&id=100000107237629

    I just did personally become a fan of Frameworks too.
    :cool: Rick

    P.S. Now that people are becoming fans, etc. the search function now shows Frameworks Cincinnati as it should, and is no longer bringing up the two preliminary sites that I had deleted. I'm beginning to think that various kinds of changes either take quite a while to "kick in" or don't take place until someone else interacts with your page. It's still a mystery.
    :cool: Rick
     
  9. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Yeah, why would they even HAVE that available? You don't want to accidentally click that and make someone else the boss of your page. :shrug: Yeah, It seems I have to be logged in to do anything at all on FB.
    I guess I should try to delete the non-functioning one. I have not posted a picture yet. Will try to find a good one and do so. You should be able to see info though. Or do you have to be an official "friend" to do that? How do most of you have your settings for this stuff adjusted on your personal pages?
    :cool: Rick
     
  10. surferbill

    surferbill SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    True. Also, you can't send a bmail message from the fan page, only the personal page.

    The great thing about the fan page is you can click on "suggest to friends" and send out invitations to your friends, and then you can ask those friends that become fans to send out invitations to their friends.
     
  11. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    OK, I've got enough Fans now. (Thanks, everyone.) When I click on the URL you showed it tells me I need to have a confirmation code texted to my phone. However the phone number I registered is a regular land line. Is there another way to obtain the shortened URL for my FB page, or do I have to give them my cel number?
    :cool: Rick
     
  12. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Rick - haven't you been paying attention????? The nice people at Facebook need to TEXT you a message on your cellphone. No other options at all. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Nyet. Etc.
     
  13. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    Yes you do, don't worry I have not heard any problems with doing so.
     
  14. j Paul

    j Paul PFG, Picture Framing God

    Hmm! I got my business page www.Facebook.com/FrameShop without giving them a cell phone. (I don't have one ) Can't remember how I did it, but I don't think I was even asked for one.
     
  15. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Oh carp, John - please remember how you did it! This has been driving me crazy for months now!!! YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS!!!!!!!
     
  16. JbNormandog

    JbNormandog SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Mar, I think you p!ssed off the facebook gods because I didn't have to do it either.

    I don't know anyone that did.



    Bob
     
  17. surferbill

    surferbill SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I had to give them my cell # to activate my SMS feed from FB to my cell phone, but not to get a URL.

    It must have something to do with Canada.
     
  18. Barb Pelton

    Barb Pelton SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Ditto. AI don't give my cell phone # out. I am certain I would have remembered that! Mayba a Canada Clause?
     
  19. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  20. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    Thats is to have text messages sent to your phone if you get a Pm or poked or want status updates from drunken grumblers :icon19:
     
  21. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I'm beginning to think that facebook has policies that become more user-friendly as it "gets used to you". For now, I'll just wait until tomorrow and then let it text a confirmation code to my assistant's cel phone. (I don't know how to do texting on mine, which is pretty basic. :icon11:)

    :cool: Rick
    Thanks again to all of you who have com aboard as fans and friends.
     
  22. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  23. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Mar, I assume that is a response to Randy's explanation of the FB feature, as opposed to my most, since we are already friends.
    ;) Rick
     
  24. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Sorry for any misunderstanding there, Rick - we are friends and fans both, right?!

    Let me know if the trick works with your assistant's phone number - maybe I could make a feeble attempt to try that with the next person who walks in to my shop with a cell phone (most of my friends do not have call phones - heck, a lot of them do not even have computers!).

    Although now that I think of it, why would using someone else's phone be an ID for YOU?????
     
  25. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    You just need to be able to receive a confirmation code via text message. Don't know why they chose to do it this way rather than emailing it to you as they do other things. :shrug: But then there's a lot I don't understand about the FB interface.
    ;) Rick
     
  26. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Let me know if this works, Rick - maybe there is hope for me yet!
     
  27. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Google Maps uses this method and it just takes any cell number so you can get the text.

    Tom

    PS When I signed up with facebook for the URL I did not have to do this, but they may have changed it now. :shrug:
     
  28. JbNormandog

    JbNormandog SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Mar,

    Make someone else (you trust) an admin and let them take care of it if it is a regional problem.

    Bob
     
  29. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    Im not sure its a must do, but I know periodically you are asked to do so, if you are uploading photos from a cell.
     
  30. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  31. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Well I am having no luck trying the friend's cell phone number - FB says they have sent the confirmation code but my friend has not received it and both she and her techy hubby are hovering over the phone waiting. 15 minutes so far.

    Grrrrr.....
     
  32. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    So much for that idea.

    Anyone without a cell phone have any idea how you got your URL without the texted code?

    I have left an open inquiry on their "Ask everybody" page, I have sent them an email (no response) and phoned them (they don't utilize phones for customers at this time).

    What else can I do?????
     
  33. surferbill

    surferbill SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I think I remember it taking a couple of tries before I got the text message after a half an hour.
     
  34. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    STILL

    WAITING

    ..................
     
  35. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Well, they texted my friend 5 confirmation codes but he received NOT ONE of them. And they kicked me off the page. Finally managed to send them, some sort of inquiry (which they will not be able to answer, of course) but it seems a rising tide of anti-cell phone people is beginning to form. Hallelujah!

    *sigh*
     
  36. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    When we applied this afternoon, it only took about 30 seconds for the message to be texted to Deby's phone. The only complication was trying to read it accurately, because of the goofy typestyle that her phone uses. Finally got it right after one correction.

    I'm still marveling at how a site as popular as FB can have a user interface that is so frustrating and non-intuitive, that makes you hunt in arcane places to get clues to instructions for performing basic tasks.
    :nuts: Rick
     
  37. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    Most everything you need is on the upper right corner under "settings" just to the right of where your name appears. You get used to it the more you use it.
     
  38. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I got an email from "The Facebook Team" - why they bothered to send it is a complete mystery to me:

    Hi,

    Thanks for your feedback. We’re constantly trying to improve Facebook, so it's important that we hear from our users. Unfortunately, we can’t respond to your emails individually, but we are reading them. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. If there are any specific changes you recommend, please let us know.

    If you are having any problems with your account, please refer back to our Help page (http://www.facebook.com/help.php) where you'll find information about Facebook as well as the answers to many of your questions.

    Thanks again for your feedback.

    -The Facebook Team
     
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